The cold weather brings with it magnificent travel ideas: afternoons around the fireplace, walks through town looking for a good atole (hot, thickened, pre-Hispanic drink), long walks through the mountains and spontaneous escapes to jungle areas.
The fourteen Magical Towns that we introduce below are particularly enchanting during this time of year. Alamos, for example, experiences its most boisterous period, as it welcomes visitors that are fleeing from less benign winters. During this period, Angangueo celebrates the arrival of Monarch butterflies to its sanctuaries; and Magdalena de Kino boasts a very enjoyable climate. The yearly schedule of festivals begins with the National Silver Fair in Taxco, and with the very striking celebrations in homage to the Virgin of Guadalupe in El Oro and Tapalpa.
Later, the Nativity plays fill the old ex-convent of Tepotzotlan with laughter and music, while San Sebastian del Oeste prepares for a picturesque Christmas. They pull out all the stops for celebrating the New Year in Valle de Bravo and Real del Monte, while in Huasca de Ocampo, they put their efforts into commemorating the Three Wise Men. Real de Asientos celebrates the day of its patron saint in January, and Cadereyta does so a month later. And so the day pass, until we are once again fully enjoying the magical nights of Carnival in Palizada.