Cozy & relaxed location up to 5 hours from Mexico City
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Jul 15, 2012 8:42 PM Last Post By: tiredandretired
Jul 6, 2012 3:16 PM
Cozy & relaxed location up to 5 hours from Mexico CityHi All.
I am going to Mexico this September with my wife. We are looking for a place for 4-6 days to chill out. We are going with our friends (couple + 2 small children). We are looking for a quiet place by a beach/lake where we can relax. Any recommendations?
We will have a car with us.
I've heard of "Valle de Bravo" which seems nice but I am afraid it will be too crowded and touristic (like Acapulco).
Would appreciate any idea or comment
Jul 7, 2012 3:11 AM
1Las Estacas, Morelos, might fit your needs. http://www.lasestacas.com/espaniol/indexok.html
Araró, near Zinapecuaro, Michoacán has various hot springs balnearios.
See this blog post
And if you can believe Google Maps, it's about 3 hours driving from Mexico, DF to the Grutas de Tolantongo. I wouldn't describe that spectacular place as "cozy", however. (You'll find many discussions on this forum about Tolantongo, especially by Chris0Daniel and others.)
These balnearios should be less crowded on the weekends.
Jul 7, 2012 3:01 PM
Jul 7, 2012 4:36 PM
3Valle de Bravo is popular but nowhere as popular as the popular beach resorts in Mexico. It's laid-back, relatively quiet, peaceful. etc. If you've done some homework for a possible visit there I don't know of a reason to dissuade you. About hoursdriving time from the D.F. is Playa Ventura, Guerrero. A really nice place to visit. Fishing village with touristic services right on the beach of the Pacific Ocean. Some places with swimming pools. Off the beaten path but easy to get to. When in September are you planning this visit?
Jul 7, 2012 5:11 PM
Jul 9, 2012 4:25 PM
5Anonimo, I tried the link again and it's working for me!. I'm sending you another link from other cabañas
From what I've read you live nearby, right? if you haven't been there I strongly recommend you go there. It's a hidden gem.
Jul 10, 2012 12:39 AM
6Sure, we've been to Zirahúen, although not the west side of the lake. It's a beautiful place, although the Z. village itself is unattractive. We used to live closer, off the highway from Pátzcuaro to Santa Clara de Cobre, but after we moved, we went to Zirahúen much less often.
Jul 10, 2012 10:20 AM
7Tolantongo would be another option. Beautiful and relaxed. But its a river with thermal water, not a lake or beach. Lots of detailed info and pics if you search for past posts.
Jul 14, 2012 5:15 PM
Jul 15, 2012 8:42 PM
9Be sure to study hoy no circulo very carefully. Last I knew foreign cars are not allowed to drive in the Valley of Mexico before 11 am weekdays, those who live there please correct any errors.
And, based on license numbers, there can be one or more days a week your car cannot drive at all during the day. And, in high smog times unexpected days can be off-limits for your numbers.
I mention this because you didn't and trips must be planned around this. Sorry if I missed it.
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