Cuetzalan

Exploring Cuetzalan and surroundings – Long weekend trip from Mexico City

At only 5 hours from Mexico City you can explore Cuetzalan, the most magical of the current 121 Pueblos Mágicos. Apart from exploring it’s well conserved colonial center, we can also explore the nearby waterfalls, the archeological site and the incredible botanical garden. With some of the most astonishing views that México has to offer on the way. Our prefered base is a beautiful hacienda hotel with swimming pool, right in the center of the town.

Historical town center of Cuetzalan

Cuetzalan is for us the most magical of the current 121 Pueblos Mágicos. It´s historical colonial center is very well conserved, very well maintained and very clean. Cuetzalan is without any doubt one of the most traditional Pueblos Mágicos. Indigenous men and woman flaunt their traditional dress, as white as the mist that sometimes descends into town. Some carry goods on their back that they’ll sell during the day, but all walk with the pride of their ancestral legacy. Cuetzalan is a town where the past lives on.

Historical town center of Cuetzalan
Historical town center of Cuetzalan

The perfect base

Our favorite base is a beautiful hacienda hotel with swimming pool, right in the center of the town.

Hacienda Hotel in the center of Cuetzalan, the perfect base!

Exploring the Xoxoctic botanic gardens

Near Cuetzalan, you can explore the lush botanical gardens of Xoxoctic. That keeps you wondering about for at least 1,5 hours, ask for the guided walk.

The botanical gardens of Xoxoctic – Nature at it´s best !
The botanical gardens of Xoxoctic – Flora and Fauna

In the botanical garden you can also obtain information on how coffee is produced, and try and buy some of the best coffee of México.

The botanical gardens of Xoxoctic – Lear all about coffee and try & buy

Exploring the archeological site of Yohualichan

Yohualichan is a small but beautiful site that constitutes an important link in Puebla’s pre-Hispanic history: it is thought to have been constructed by the same people that built the twin city of El Tajin in Veracruz.

Exploring the archeological site of Yohualichan

Exploring the nearby waterfalls

Nearby Cuetzalan, we can explore some beautiful waterfalls. The journey to get there is as beautiful as it´s destination: first we have a short and beautiful drive of about 30 to 40 minutes to get to the waterfalls, and then we can enjoy a beautiful walk of about 60 minutes to the waterfall and back, in a lush environment and along a small river.

A beautiful walk to get to the waterfalls

More exploring in Cuetzalan

In the center of the village, you can admire the Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, opposite the “voladores” (flyers) of Cuetzalan who perform their traditional dance. And don’t forget to visit the Handicrafts Market and the Templo de los Jarritos. And to try its delious regional food!

Cementary and the Templo de los Jarritos.
Unique handicrafts and delicious regional food

NEXT TRIP TO CUETZALAN WITH AZTEC EXPLORERS:

Due to Covid-19 and for your security we can help you for the moment only with private or semi private trips, departing from Mexico City. As soon as possibe, we will retake our regular small groups and publish our calendar. Ask us for a quote on +52 1 55 1308 3732 (Whatsapp).

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