Cuautla is located to the northeast of the State of Morelos, approximately one hour and 10 minutes from Cuernavaca, one hour and 50 minutes from Mexico City, one and a half hours from Puebla and 4 hours and 40 minutes from Veracruz by highway.
The climate in Cuautla, Morelos, is warm and humid so the spring is very sunny with very rainy summers. The average temperature is 20 º C, so it is a perfect place to enjoy days of relaxation and fun at the edge of a pool or in one of its many resorts.
Its official name is Heroica Ciudad de Cuautla (“Heroic City of Cuautla”), although in Nahuatl it was given the name of Kuahtlán, a word that has been given two meanings in Spanish: “ Arboleda o Bosque” (“Grove or Forest”) and “Lugar de Águilas” (“Place of Eagles”).
In the prehispanic era, Cuautla belonged to the Pueblos of the Plan de Amilpas (Plan of Amilpas Towns), these 25 settlements were not really conquered for receiving the Spaniards, they simply became part of their lands when Oaxtepec was intervened in 1521.
The European presence was evident in agriculture, since Hernán Cortés promoted the cultivation of sugar cane, which to date is an important economic activity in the region. The same as the extraction of silver from the mines.
The convents and religious temples that you will find on your way through the Centro Histórico de Cuautla (Historic Center of Cuautla) began to be built in 1580, the year in which the Dominican friars installed the Convent of Santiago Apóstol and, in 1640, the one of the order of the Dieguinos opened its doors.
Cuautla witnessed the most important political and armed movements in Mexico's history: during the Independence it was the scenario of the so-called Sitio de Cuautla, which was the city's capture and defense by José María Morelos y Pavón. During the Mexican Revolution, it was the first place taken by Emiliano Zapata's troops.
You will discover more stories as you walk through its streets and get into the architectural jewels still preserved in the Historic center and other areas of this city that remains the perfect place to put routine on hold.