5 Magical Towns to Fall in Love
We bring to you four fabulous destinations in Mexico which, for their symbolic attributes, legends, and history have been named Magical Towns. The sceneries, people’s warmth and traditions will invite you to visit every corner they have to offer. They also feature excellent options of Boutique Hotels to enjoy them even more.
Jala, Nayarit: Jala is one of the 132 Magical Towns of Mexico.
Along with its extensive natural beauty, Jala is known for its antique churches, artisan workshops, and stately mansions. A trip to Jala is the ideal escape that combines action, nature, and leisure.
Our recommendation in Jala:
Cholula, Puebla: Considered the oldest town in America, it was founded in 500 BC. It also has the largest pyramid in the world, with a base of 400 meters per side. Cholula, also famous for its more than 350 churches, was named Magical Town in 2012.
One of the main recommendations in this destination is visiting the archaeological zone of the Toltec culture. Surely two of the churches you must visit because of their Mexican baroque style are Saint Mary Tonanzintla and Saint Francis Acatepec.
Our recommendation in Cholula:
Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato: In the 16th century started the discovery of minerals in Central Mexico. Once considered a ghost town, it was abandoned by the mining industry and named Magical Town in 2012.
Within the main attractions in Mineral de Pozos are visiting the mine area, touring the Juarez Garden, and seeing the local art galleries. Also recommended is a visit to the Saint Peter Parish, with its incredible cupule from the 18th century.
In the ruins of the Antiguo Abasto are carried out the Mariachi festival, as well as the Blues and Toltequidad ones during the month of July.
Our recommendation in Mineral de Pozos:
San Sebastián Bernal, Querétaro: Highlighted by its magnificent 350-meter-high monolith, the third largest in the world, it was named Magical Town in 2005. One of the main attractions is to climb the rock, either touring the mines or hiking up too the top. Saturday nights there is a light, sound and water show at the rock’s forecourt, highly recommended.
In Bernal’s downtown you will enjoy a variety of local handicrafts, embroidered clothing, cotton, wool and wooden items. An unskippable stop are the candy stores offering a large variety of typical sweets for all tastes.
Our recommendation in San Sebastián Bernal:
Tepoztlán, Morelos: Guarded by the Tepozteco Mountain, mystic place, it was named Magical Town in 2002. One of the main attractions in the zone is the Tepozteco Pyramid, from the Aztec culture. In February there is the “Tepozteco Challenge”, a representation of the area evangelization.
One of the surest things to recommend in the area is the temazcal rituals, as well as tasting pulque prepared the traditional way in several flavors. Another mandatory stop are the Tepoznieves (local ice-creams) where you will taste unparalleled creations and combinations.
In its artisan tianguis you will find wooden and textile items and seeds.
Our recommendation in Tepoztlán:
With over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry and a bachelors in Hospitality and Tourism Management specializing in marketing and sales, Mary Carmen has developed her career working at various hotels in Mexico and abroad, focusing in recent years on the boutique hotel industry. Passionate about tourism in Mexico, in every trip she seeks to find the cultural, culinary and historic highlights of each destination.
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