Commonly known as “The City of Eternal Spring”, Cuernavaca offers an unmatched climate, which provides warmth and sunshine throughout the year. This town, which has been a popular vacation spot since the time of the Aztec Empire, is only 80 km (50 miles) south-west of Mexico City and 245 km (150 miles) north-east of Acapulco... Literally; only a brief road-trip away from the beach!
Its colonial-style historic center boasts a wealth of monuments dating back to the 16th century. One will be able to visit and dine in the Hacienda that Hernan Cortes lived in, and where centuries later; the great muralist, Diego Rivera, would be inspired by its lush surroundings. Not too far away, the Cathedral – an ancient monastery – tells the story of the first Saint in Mexico.
Back in the day, Rita Hayworth Gary Cooper, and Barbara Hutton decided to build their homes in this charming paradise. Other historic personalities that were captivated by Cuernavaca’s charm include the late Emperor Maximilian the first and his wife, Carlota.
Legend has it that Tepoztlán was the place that gave birth to the Great Feathered Serpent, also known as; “Quetzalcoatl”. This mysterious place, which sits at the base of the Tepozteco Mountain, is surrounded by spiritual energy, drawing many pilgrims and aesthetes to its streets , promoting meditation and tranquility. Its streets offer a wide array of shops and restaurants that will charm any visitor.