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A LAKE, COBBLESTONE STREETS AND SMALL TOWN TRADITIONS

This Magical Town is characterized by its tranquility and the hospitality of its people, and it features an attractive artificial lake surrounded by a beautiful mountain landscape.

It is known for its adobe, wood, and tile houses, adorned with the beautiful colors of jacarandas and bougainvilleas. Its steep and narrow cobbled streets and alleys converge in the main square, where residents and visitors gather to enjoy traditional ice creams.

It has diverse natural and cultural attractions, as well as a renowned gastronomy that features the use of local ingredients.

What better place to experience local products than the Municipal Market, where you will find all kinds of fresh items, and the Craft Market with beautiful and artistic products made by the magical hands of the locals.

The town is worth exploring and enjoying. You can stroll along Villagrán Street in the historic center, where you will find restaurants, hotels, and various shops.

Valle de Bravo has good tourist infrastructure, and the surrounding natural beauties offer a wide range of recreational and sports activities.

The maximum temperature is 32ºC, and the minimum is 13ºC.

It is located 156 km from Mexico City.

Valle de Bravo

What to See in Valle de Bravo

Tourist Attractions in Valle de Bravo

Barrio de Santa María Ahuacatlán (Neighborhood)

You can take a stroll through the Santa María Ahuacatlán Neighborhood, where you can admire the Parish of San Francisco de Asís, with beautiful stained-glass windows and the ancient paintings on its walls, as well as the Santa María Chapel, where the Black Christ is venerated, considered very miraculous.

Embarcadero Municipal (Municipal Pier)

It is one of the most attractive and picturesque places in the town, from where boats depart for lake tours. On the Malecón, there are charming restaurants, some even floating on the lagoon, offering typical dishes such as "cecina vallesana" and trout.

Spas and Meditation Centers

Due to its natural beauty and characteristics, Valle de Bravo has become a mystical place, and therefore there are several hotels that offer incredible spas and activities such as meditation and yoga.

There are places dedicated to retreats like the Carmel Maranatha Center, a quarry house where you can admire paintings and sculptures and experience peace and tranquility. Another option is the Great Bön Stupa, located in Acatitlán, which symbolically represents the mind of Buddha and is a place where practitioners can admire the relics it houses; you can reach it by car or bike. Last but not least, there is the Stupa for World Peace, the largest and oldest in the Western world, located in the middle of beautiful scenery, where some hermitages have been built for Tibetan monks to pray.

House of Culture

Valle also has an important cultural life, reflected in its House of Culture, which offers various workshops and has an auditorium for film screenings and lectures.

Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza Museum

The museum has two rooms where paintings, photographs, clothing, and documents are displayed, revealing the important role of this priest, scholar, and poet in the history of the 19th century.

Location:

Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza No. 201, Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico.

Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Valle de Bravo Archaeological Museum

This museum exhibits around 500 pieces found in the 18 archaeological sites of the region, including Teotihuacán, Malinalco, and Calixtlahuaca, among others.

Here you can observe utensils, figurines, necklaces, and vessels that speak of everyday life in pre-Hispanic times. The large heads found near Valle de Bravo are particularly noteworthy.

Location:

Av. Costera s/n, Santa María Ahuacatlán, Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico.

Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

What to Do in Valle de Bravo

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN VALLE DE BRAVO

Visit the San Miguel Ixtapan Archaeological Zone

Visit the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries

Explore Monte Alto State Reserve

Experience the thrill of extreme sports

Adventure sports enthusiasts can enjoy motocross on the narrow paths of the mountains, as well as magnificent flights of up to four or five hours over the landscape of Valle de Bravo, launching from the Devil's Rock with immense kites or hang gliders.

If you're looking for something calmer but still offering a spectacular view of the Magical Town, you can climb Peña del Príncipe to have a 360º panoramic view, either using its stairs or rock climbing. Another option is visiting Cruz de Misión for an unforgettable view of the sunsets.

Enjoy water activities on the lake

In Valle de Bravo's lake, you can practice water-skiing, sailing, jetsurfing, flyboarding, boating, and fishing. There are also three golf courses, equestrian centers, and multiple trails used by hikers and mountain bikers.

Enjoy the natural beauties

Moreover, approximately half an hour away, you will find the Velo de Novia Waterfall, with a height of 35 meters, framed by dense wooded vegetation. Further ahead, you'll find another beautiful waterfall, Río de Molino. The journey to the waterfalls is ideal for hiking and mountain biking.

Be amazed at the monarch butterfly sanctuaries

If you visit Valle de Bravo from November to March, be sure to visit the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries.

Must visit destinations in Estado de México

Ixtapan de la Sal

Malinalco

Teotihuacán

Tepotzotlán

El Oro

Villa del Carbón

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