Toluca, which is the capital of the State of Mexico, is located an hour away from Mexico City. It is the highest city in Mexico at 8,844 feet above sea level. Toluca is known as La Bella, or the Beautiful, for its 19th century colonial architecture in the downtown area. However, today the city is better known for its highly developed industrial sector. Toluca has an active cultural life and the second highest number of museums after Mexico City. It is also known for tasty dishes, such as the surprisingly green - and good - sausage tacos.
Beautiful natural settings surround this city, including one of the the country’s highest volcano, the Nevado de Toluca, and La Marquesa, a park in the mountains where visitors can hike, try wall-climbing, ride horses and rent four-wheel ATVs.
Toluca has one venue, State of Mexico’s International Exposition and Convention Center (CIECEM), located just five minutes from Toluca’s International Airport with 107,639 square feet of indoor event spaces and 430,556 square feet of open-air spaces.
Toluca has a number of hotels that can be perfect to hold meetings, including the Fiesta Inn Toluca Centro with 85 guestrooms and 3 event halls measuring up to 22,281 square feet with a maximum capacity of 210 people. TheHoliday Inn Express Toluca is 3 miles from Toluca’s International Airport. It has 127 guestrooms and event spaces for up to 130 guests.
Toluca’s International Airport is one of the country’s most important airports with direct flights to Cancun, Los Cabos, Monterrey and Puerto Vallarta, and international flights to Los Angeles, Houston and Oakland. Toluca is highly accessible via Mexico’s excellent toll roads, and is only one hour away from Mexico City and 30 minutes away from Mexico City´s financial center, Santa Fe.
Air Flight Connection
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- Los Ángeles
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3 Session Areas
|Jennifer Islas Vázquez
Promotion & Marketing Director
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|Lic. Braulio Miranda
CIECEEM Meetings & Convention Director
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Things to do
Views From High Above in Valle
“Valle” is surrounded by a great cluster of hills and mountains offering spectacular views of the region. The view is breathtaking from the town. But there's no denying that Valle de Bravo, with its immense lake, green mountains and steep streets, is better admired from high up. There are several sites offering a privileged view of the town, and a wide variety of activities that will really set your adrenaline pumping. In the hills surrounding Valle, expect to enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, rappelling, paragliding, flying a delta wing, and other adventure sports.
Take a Stroll Through Valle de Bravo Downtown
Valle's historic downtown safeguards its most beautiful treasures: a church from the 17th century, traditional markets, colorful facades, museums and much more. Explore them yourself! If you want to submerge yourself in Valle's traditions, do not hesitate and visit this Magic Town's downtown area. Here, you will find historical buildings, museums, cobblestone alleys, colorful facades, small markets, parks, shops… in short, everything you need to get captivated by the region's culture. The Independence Plaza, Valle’s zocalo plaza, has all the features of a typical Mexican town. Its kiosk is the stage for local bands that come to play on Sunday evening; around the kiosk, you will find many stands selling corn chops prepared with different condiments (Mexicans call them esquites).
A Visit From The Sky
Like in a fantasy tale, every year, millions of monarch butterflies cover the trees at the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, located about 16 miles from Valle de Bravo. Every year, during the month of October, the forests of Michoacan and the State of Mexico get ready to welcome millions of monarch butterflies arriving from the cold Canadian mountains. These colorful insects, not fragile at all, cover more than 3,000 miles to come rest on the Mexican fir trees. This breathtaking natural event can be admired at the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary, located in the outskirts of Valle de Bravo, along the highway that leads to Los Saucos. The visit to the sanctuary is lead by a guide, on foot or horseback.
Mountain Biking in Mexico
It’s not always easy—Mexico is a nation of mountains and valleys—but the workout is intense and the adrenaline rocks. All along the way, views dazzle: colonial hill towns, pine forests, desert landscapes…or sky and clouds that go on forever.
Top Mexico mountain biking: the sunny valleys of Oaxaca’s Sierra Norte and their traces of lost Zapotec cities; fording the heights surrounding Mexico State’s Valle de Bravo lake; or riding through exuberant jungle ecosystems at Nuevo Leon's Huasteca biosphere.
Lakes Like No Others
Valle de Bravo, Mexico State - The small jurisdiction surrounding Mexico City, contains big surprises for nature lovers: everything from magnificent volcanoes and archaeological sites to the nation’s most celebrated lakeside: Valle de Bravo. At “Valle,” you harness the winds for a full day at the sails (or on skis) surrounded by brilliant sunlight and beautiful mountains. Or ride horseback to a nearby summit , then hang-glide down to earth. At day’s end it’s back to camp—everything from a wilderness tent to a luxury hotel.
Paragliding in Mexico
Experience the thrill of flight, with the peace and tranquility of a voyage to a whole other world. And it doesn’t get any better than Mexico’s peaks and valleys, featuring majestic landscapes, oceanic views and a sense of stratospheric freedom that’s the best possible high.
Top Mexico hang-gliding: with its singular setting combining a quaint colonial town and a mountain-ringed lake, Valle de Bravo in Mexico State has become Mexico’s capital for gliding, spectacular sights and soft landings.
Horseback Riding in Mexico
Ride into the heart of Mexican history and culture astride the noble beasts that first made it possible. Every state in the nation features fascinating trails through hills and forests, along beaches, or down dusty roads that link quaint, colonial towns with historic farms and ranches.
Top Mexico horseback riding: some of the nation’s most beautiful horses live and work in the hills surrounding Valle de Bravo, Mexico State, and take you on multi-day rides past valleys, streams and mountain cabins; riding in Michoacán leads to groves filled with millions of monarch butterflies; and Tlaxcala’s historic, working haciendas—many of which now double as luxury hotels—offer spectacular trails through timeless rural landscapes, plus some of Mexico’s most beautiful sunsets.