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Tepoztlán

Morelos

It's impossible to tell what makes Tepoztlán, Morelos, the perfect destination for a weekend getaway with friends or a significant other. It might be its bohemian and mystical ambience or its impressive views of the majestic rugged mountains that surround it.

This Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) is located at the foot of the El Tepozteco National Park. The park's namesake and its main peak is surrounded by mysticism, as the locals swear that U.F.O.'s fly over it frequently, so be sure to keep an eye on the sky. However, El Tepozteco's summit houses one of the jewels of Mexica culture: an adoratory dedicated to the warrior gods that overlooks the valley. As such, a morning hike is a must.

While exploring the town's colorful cobblestone streets, be sure to allow yourself some time to take in the Exconvento de la Natividad (Former Convent of the Nativity), which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. You´ll see an arch at the main entrance, which was made by local craftsmen out of seeds from the region. Its theme changes every year. The Carlos Pellicer Prehispanic Art Museum is located next to the temple and boasts Mayan, Olmec, and Zapotec artifacts donated by the tabasqueño poet after whom it was named.

On the weekends, they set up a market that sells a wide variety of handicrafts and souvenirs, such as pre-Hispanic musical instruments or the famous Casitas de Pochote (Small Pochote Houses), hand-carved from the thorns and bark of the Pochote Tree. Another reason to go to the market is the prehispanic food. Be sure to try the Tlaltequeadas: vegan gorditas made with Pinole (a sweetened flour made from ground, dried corn, beans, sugar, and spices) sesame seeds and chia. However, if you're in the market for something more sophisticated, don't hesitate to book a table at restaurants such as Los Colorines and La Veladora, located inside the hotel Casa Fernanda.

In the evening, visit La Cueva, an open air bar where you can enjoy an evening filled with mezcal and tapas.

As far as rest is concerned, Tepoztlán boasts a wide variety of hotels able to accommodate all budgets. The facilities at boutique hotels, such as Sitio Sagrado and Hostal de La Luz, are perfect for weddings or romantic getaways. There are also seductive inns with swimming pools that you can enjoy with family or friends. Espacio Mágico is a perfect example, as it is located just a few blocks from the town square. If you're more of an adventurous person, we recommend Tubohotel, where you'll sleep inside giant concrete tubes fitted with comfortable beds.

Tepoztlán is located 40 minutes away from Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos. Although Tepoztlán has excellent weather year-round, if you're planning a trip to this amazing destination, the best seasons to visit are Spring and Summer.

It's impossible to tell what makes Tepoztlán, Morelos, the perfect destination for a weekend getaway with friends or a significant other. It might be its bohemian and mystical ambience or its impressive views of the majestic rugged mountains that surround it.

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This Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) is located at the foot of the El Tepozteco National Park. The park's namesake and its main peak is surrounded by mysticism, as the locals swear that U.F.O.'s fly over it frequently, so be sure to keep an eye on the sky. However, El Tepozteco's summit houses one of the jewels of Mexica culture: an adoratory dedicated to the warrior gods that overlooks the valley. As such, a morning hike is a must.

While exploring the town's colorful cobblestone streets, be sure to allow yourself some time to take in the Exconvento de la Natividad (Former Convent of the Nativity), which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. You´ll see an arch at the main entrance, which was made by local craftsmen out of seeds from the region. Its theme changes every year. The Carlos Pellicer Prehispanic Art Museum is located next to the temple and boasts Mayan, Olmec, and Zapotec artifacts donated by the tabasqueño poet after whom it was named.

On the weekends, they set up a market that sells a wide variety of handicrafts and souvenirs, such as pre-Hispanic musical instruments or the famous Casitas de Pochote (Small Pochote Houses), hand-carved from the thorns and bark of the Pochote Tree. Another reason to go to the market is the prehispanic food. Be sure to try the Tlaltequeadas: vegan gorditas made with Pinole (a sweetened flour made from ground, dried corn, beans, sugar, and spices) sesame seeds and chia. However, if you're in the market for something more sophisticated, don't hesitate to book a table at restaurants such as Los Colorines and La Veladora, located inside the hotel Casa Fernanda.

In the evening, visit La Cueva, an open air bar where you can enjoy an evening filled with mezcal and tapas.

As far as rest is concerned, Tepoztlán boasts a wide variety of hotels able to accommodate all budgets. The facilities at boutique hotels, such as Sitio Sagrado and Hostal de La Luz, are perfect for weddings or romantic getaways. There are also seductive inns with swimming pools that you can enjoy with family or friends. Espacio Mágico is a perfect example, as it is located just a few blocks from the town square. If you're more of an adventurous person, we recommend Tubohotel, where you'll sleep inside giant concrete tubes fitted with comfortable beds.

Tepoztlán is located 40 minutes away from Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos. Although Tepoztlán has excellent weather year-round, if you're planning a trip to this amazing destination, the best seasons to visit are Spring and Summer.

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