Explore Mexico: Cuernavaca

Known as “The City of the Eternal Spring”, Cuernavaca, Morelos, is the chosen destination for many city residents, due to its closeness with Mexico City. The quietness you can breathe in each of its spots and, of course, the pleasant warm temperature it enjoys most of the year (21º C). Only 85 kilometers away from Mexico City, the capital city of Morelos has been adopted as an amusement and relaxation location for almost everybody who has known it, from Aztec emperors and conquerors to princes, artists and a great deal of retirees. Its landscapes, full of colors and fragrances come from to the flowering of bugambilias, jacarandas, African tulips, lilies, jasmine, tabachines and daisies.

Beautiful plazas and colonial buildings, all full of history, form the Historic Centre of Cuernavaca, which shows off the Cathedral atrium, where the first “pastorela” in the country was performed.

In Ocotepec, a town near Cuernavaca, the “Dia de Muertos” (Day of the Dead) has great significance. A great flow of visitors from all states and other countries visit this town’s cemetery to admire the “ofrendas” placed on the altars.

Morelos is the town of ‘chinelo’ dancers who, with their characteristic costumes and masks, dance indefatigably during festivals to the sound of the drums. Cuernavaca is part of the cultural tradition of its state, celebrating its carnival during March, known as the “Feria de la Flor” (Flower Fair).

The Spring Fair is another important celebration in Cuernavaca, which is celebrated in March and includes gastronomic tours, state craftsmanship sales and music, dance, theatre and plastic arts exhibitions.

The City of Cuernavaca has several ravines, such as Amanalco, which shelters a tourist passageway and hanging bridges, and Barranca de San Antonio, known as “El Salto” (The Jump) due to a 34-meter waterfall.

Near to this springlike city is Teopanzolco, archeological site integrated by 11 building erecting pyramidal rectangular structures that served as place of adoration for Huitzilopochtli and Tlaloc. This Pre-Hispanic site, part of Vista Hermosa suburb, coexists in perfect harmony with the metropolitan area of Cuernavaca.

Due to the great amount of mountains, volcanoes, meadows and rivers around Cuernavaca, natural adventures are the preferred activities for visitors. Climbing, speleology, river descending, golf, skydiving, kayak, camping, rappel, canyoning and even mountain biking, are possible in this warm destination.

For those who enjoy relaxation, this city combines comfort, nature, beauty and relaxation in its spas. These relaxing centers use different techniques, from Mayan, Roman and French, to state-of-the-art technology. Exclusive resorts and boutique hotels, inside and outside the city, awaits visitors.

In general, flavors of Cuernavaca and Morelos are distinguished by pepita green mole, cured meat, bean tlacoyos, crafty cheese, barbecue and many other dishes that delight everybody’s taste.

The warm temperature of the City of the Eternal Spring, its natural landscapes and active cultural life, makes this destination a home for many people. Known as “The City of the Eternal Spring”, Cuernavaca, Morelos, is the chosen destination for many city residents, due to its closeness with Mexico City. The quietness you can breathe in each of its spots and, of course, the pleasant warm temperature it enjoys most of the year (21º C). Only 85 kilometers away from Mexico City, the capital city of Morelos has been adopted as an amusement and relaxation location for almost everybody who has known it, from Aztec emperors and conquerors to princes, artists and a great deal of retirees.


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