6 Perfect Getaways Near Mexico City

Mexico City is fun, fabulous and fascinating, but every once in a while we all need a break from the city. Whether you are here on vacation or lived here for a while‑ or your whole life, it helps to occasionally escape the hustle and bustle of big cities. Here are a few of our favorite picks for heading out for a weekend of fun.

Amomoxtli, Tepoztlán

A mere hour and a half from Mexico City you can find the enchanting town of Tepozltán. This place nests under an incredible mountain range called the Tepozteco. Whether for a hike to explore the Aztec ruins at the top of the mountain or for a relaxing weekend with temazcales and massages this enchanting little town is one of the loveliest getaways you can have near Mexico City. This Hotel won’t only help your Instagram feed look incredible but it’ll give you peace like no place before, lounge by the pool, take in the view and relax.

Hotel de la Soledad, Morelia

The state capital of Michoacán also makes the UNESCO Heritage Site list and with good reason. Understated and elegant, the historic centre of the city is full of examples of colonial architecture, as well as an abundance of pink stone constructions. Morelia is incredible for Día de Muertos since the city is full of cempasúchil and altars. During the whole year if you’re lucky you might even catch a rendition of the Danza de los Viejitos. Hotel de la Soledad places you right in the heart of the city across the town plaza and ready to go explore.

Las Casas B&B Boutique Hotel, Cuernavaca

Perfectly located just 45 minutes away from Mexico City you can find historically charged Cuernavaca. It is famous for being the “City of Eternal Spring” and it has long been a refuge for different literary and cultural figures, as well as an international weekend home hub for internationals. Our favorite hotel here is Las Casas, a modern yet classic stay that will meet all of your expectations.

Casa Mateo Boutique Hotel, Peña de Bernal

Three hours away from the city you’ll find the town of Bernal. This is a fantastic place to relax, the city is tiny but charming, full of restaurants and typical architecture. This is a Pueblo Mágico so a lot of work goes into preserving its original state. It’s most striking feature however is the Peña de Bernal, 433 meters tall monolith that you can see from wherever in town‑ fun fact it’s the third biggest monolith in the world. From Casa Mateo you can enjoy the view from their rooftop with a michelada in hand and relax to the sound of silence.

De Cantera y Plata Boutique Hotel, Taxco

Just over the border of Guerrero you will find Taxco, a city known for its silver mining industry‑ some of the best silver products still originate and can be found in Taxco. Another of Mexico’s Pueblos Mágicos, it also has an intriguing cityscape: narrow, winding streets crawl through the city and offer views over the red‑tiled roofs below. Enjoy the views from a rooftop or come and relax at the hotel where you can enjoy the view but from a cozy jacuzzi.

Hacienda Ucazanaztacua, Pátzcuaro 

Pátzcuaro is a small town in Michoacán that will transport you into the past when you walk its old cobblestone streets full of color and folklore. This is the heart of the Purépecha tradition and it’s name means “door to heaven”. This Pueblo Mágico is one of the best places to go if you want to witness the Día de Muertos tradition in all of its splendor. Enjoy the view of the old rooftops and the lake from a rooftop or take a stroll alongside it in Hacienda Ucazanastacua while listening to traditional songs and enjoying a prehispanic gastronomic dinner.