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Volcanoes and Forests Route

Amecameca, Chilpancingo, Cuautla, Tequesquitengo, Popocatépetl

This route that combines nature and history begins in Chilpancingo, Guerrero. One of its attractions is the Neoclassical Catedral de Santa María de la Asunción (Santa María de la Asunción Cathedral), the most visited and important church in the area. This city also keeps a lot of history of the Revolution and the Independence of Mexico, take your time to visit the Museo Regional de Guerrero (Guerrero Regional Museum). Chilpancingo is also surrounded by natural wonders, such as the Grutas de Cacahuamilpa (Cacahuamilpa Grottoes) and the Grutas de Juxtlahuaca (Juxtlahuaca Grottoes).

The next stop will be in the beautiful town of Tequesquitengo. Located on the shore of the lake of the same name, you will enjoy a peaceful stay where you can kayak, water ski, or just take a boat ride. There are many lagoon-front lodging options, as well as dining options.

Cuautla is a place that is 100% linked to the Revolution, so its main attractions tell you about the events that took place there, such as the Museo Histórico de Cuautla (Cuautla Historical Museum) with exhibits of Emiliano Zapata and José María Morelos. In the Plaza de la Revolución Sur (Revolución Sur Town Square) in the downtown area, Zapata's remains are buried and the place where he was ambushed is also here, in the old Chinameca Hacienda.

Continue to Amecameca, better identified as the access to the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. Due to its location in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, it is a beautiful place to enjoy nature and at the same time enjoy the colonial background of the town. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz lived here and you can visit what used to be her house, which has now been transformed into the museum that bears her name. At downtown you can walk through the central garden and admire the surprising prehispanic era Juego de Pelota (Ball Court) ring that is exhibited there. The best view of the volcanoes is from the Santuario del Sacromonte (Sacromonte Sanctuary), a historic colonial construction.

This route ends in the Parque Nacional Izta-Popo (Izta-Popo National Park) that begins at the foot of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. This Protected Area is special for those who love these natural landscapes and practice hiking, mountain biking, and camping in the middle of the forest, although there are also cabins if you wish to spend the night. If you are going to ascend it is recommended that you do not go alone as there are very specific routes that you can go through, but others are restricted by the activity of the Popocatépetl.
This route that combines nature and history begins in Chilpancingo, Guerrero. One of its attractions is the Neoclassical Catedral de Santa María de la Asunción (Santa María de la Asunción Cathedral), the most visited and important church in the area. This city also keeps a lot of history of the Revolution and the Independence of Mexico, take your time to visit the Museo Regional de Guerrero (Guerrero Regional Museum). Chilpancingo is also surrounded by natural wonders, such as the Grutas de Cacahuamilpa (Cacahuamilpa Grottoes) and the Grutas de Juxtlahuaca (Juxtlahuaca Grottoes).

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The next stop will be in the beautiful town of Tequesquitengo. Located on the shore of the lake of the same name, you will enjoy a peaceful stay where you can kayak, water ski, or just take a boat ride. There are many lagoon-front lodging options, as well as dining options.

Cuautla is a place that is 100% linked to the Revolution, so its main attractions tell you about the events that took place there, such as the Museo Histórico de Cuautla (Cuautla Historical Museum) with exhibits of Emiliano Zapata and José María Morelos. In the Plaza de la Revolución Sur (Revolución Sur Town Square) in the downtown area, Zapata's remains are buried and the place where he was ambushed is also here, in the old Chinameca Hacienda.

Continue to Amecameca, better identified as the access to the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. Due to its location in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, it is a beautiful place to enjoy nature and at the same time enjoy the colonial background of the town. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz lived here and you can visit what used to be her house, which has now been transformed into the museum that bears her name. At downtown you can walk through the central garden and admire the surprising prehispanic era Juego de Pelota (Ball Court) ring that is exhibited there. The best view of the volcanoes is from the Santuario del Sacromonte (Sacromonte Sanctuary), a historic colonial construction.

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