Por Expedia Team, el May 25, 2015

Itinerarios de Valle de Bravo: Rutas para todos los gustos

To find out what to do in Valle de Bravo, you can search and search, but in the Blog of Expedia.mx we give you the best suggestions of the most representative attractions of this city. Find a selection of things to do in Valle de Bravo with routes for all tastes. It is simple, we want to make your trip easier and that you really enjoy it if you approach this destination. Keep in mind that these recommendations are tailored to the number of days you have to visit Valle de Bravo. To organize yourself well and take advantage of every second of your time, read carefully and choose your itinerary.

  • Architecture and religion
  • Museums and gastronomy
  • Parks and nature


Velo de Novia Waterfall, Valle de Bravo, Mexico.
Velo de Novia Waterfall, Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Photo by Flickr / Creative Commons / scanudas / Via / https: //flic.kr/p/bm6sr4

You arrive in Valle de Bravo to enjoy your vacation, you leave your bags at the hotel and go out to discover this beautiful city. For starters, you can visit the Main Garden, also known as Plaza de los Tres Trees. Remodeled several times, this square boasts a beautiful central kiosk, as well as a beautiful fountain, and is surrounded by Los Portales, the main area of ​​restaurants and shops, where you can stop to try typical dishes of the town or enjoy delicious ice cream. In front of the Main Garden is the Parish of San Francisco, which houses 17th century sculptures inside. It is the tallest temple in Mexico and its construction lasted more than 100 years.

It is your second day in this beautiful place and you cannot miss the natural attractions that make it a magical place. We suggest you visit the Velo de Novia Ecological Park, in the neighboring town of Avándaro, just 15 minutes from Valle de Bravo. In this park you will find the famous Velo de Novia Waterfall, named for the effect of its falling waters. There is a viewpoint within the park that offers a privileged view of the waterfall. Then you can walk the streets of Avándaro and visit the popular market, enjoy a good mojito or go horseback riding.

The third day of your trip has arrived and there is no better way to take advantage of it than visiting the Carmel Maranatha house of prayer, built in the 1970s by Carmelite monks. It has a rich pictorial and sculpture decoration inside and is characterized by absolute silence, ideal for meditation. Then you can visit the Alameda del Bicentenario, a beautiful park located in front of the municipal jetty. And to end the day, you can visit the Mercado de Artesanías, a huge artisan market where you can get handicrafts from all over the region, especially pieces of clay and metal and regional fabrics.


Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza Museum, Valle de Bravo, Mexico.  Photo by Thelmadatter (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza Museum, Valle de Bravo, Mexico.
Photo by Thelmadatter (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
You have decided to stay a few more days in Valle de Bravo and the best way to take advantage of them is by visiting the Mirador La Peña, one of the most attractive spots in the valley. From the top of La Peña you can enjoy a wonderful view of the lake, the town and the mountains on the other side of the lake. A few minutes from here you will find the Monte Alto nature reserve, also known as Cerro del Agua. This park comprises several hectares of wild landscape, which makes it ideal for trekking and spending a picnic in the shade of its lush trees.

On your fifth day you can visit the Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza Museum, a typical house from the 17th century, to pay tribute to a famous humanist and writer born in Valle de Bravo. In the tour of the different rooms, the visitor will be able to appreciate: paintings, photographs, books, clothing and documents that reveal the historical and pulsating 19th century and the great Vallesan intellectual figure that Pagaza represents. Then you can visit the Temple of Santa María Ahuacatlán, famous because inside there is an image of a Black Christ that is considered miraculous.


Valle de Bravo Lake, Mexico.  Photo by AlejandroLinaresGarcia (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) Commons
Valle de Bravo Lake, Mexico. Photo by AlejandroLinaresGarcia (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) Commons
On your sixth day, we suggest that you visit the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, located 25 km from Valle de Bravo in a place called Piedra Herrada. Here, butterflies come from Canada for breeding every year. Piedra Herrada is a beautiful forest full of oyameles, pines and abundant vegetation, where a large number of endemic flora and fauna species inhabit the region, in its more than 11,409 hectares. Here you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and observe the thousands of butterflies that inhabit it, an ideal outlet to rest and admire the natural beauty of the region.

Your last day has arrived and you cannot miss a visit to Valle Bravo Lake. This lake was formed as part of a hydroelectric power project for which 2,900 hectares of agricultural land were filled that formed the central part of the valley. This is how this artificial lake was formed, which today is the heart of the city, where you can practice a large number of water sports and boat trips. And then you can tour the Plaza de El Pino, named for a beautiful specimen of ahuehuete that locals refer to as “pine.” Inside there are archaeological pieces that were found and extracted from the hill of “La Peña”. In front of the El Pino esplanade you can see the Pila Seca, built on April 22, 1879 to supply the town of Ahuacatlan with clean water.

What have you most enjoyed on your vacation to Valle de Bravo ?