Pueblos Magicos: Tepoztlán, a Town to Explore Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Mexico
With a pre-Hispanic and colonial expressions, Tepoztlán is a town in the state of Morelos only 45 miles away from Mexico City that can make you rediscover your senses. From the paper-made handicrafts, to the corn patties stuffed with crema, hot sauce and grated cheese, and hiking up a pyramid, Tepoztlán can offer any tourist great ways to discover the wonders of pre-Hispanic and colonial Mexico.
Here are a couple of things that make Tepoztlán a great destination for your next travel adventure:
• Its food includes pre-Hispanic influences and ingredients. Its most traditional ingredient is the corn which is in every day meals accompanied by tamales, beans, and squash with red or green mole. For dessert, the local ice cream features exotic flavors.
• Local handicrafts are colorful and often paper-made. The teponaxtle is a unique instrument made since pre-Hispanic times that brings a lot of attention to tourists.
• One of its villages, namely Amatlán, is known for its traditional medicine practitioners who offer ancient temazcal steam baths, massages and cleansings – great for a spa kind of day for tourists. Two campgrounds, Meztitla and Camohmila, are also places to explore where you can find swimming pools, playing fields, cabins and areas for camping.
• The Chichinautzin Biological Corridor nature preserve is also a great place to visit where you can explore a unique ecosystem in the center of the country.
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The Pueblos Magicos program identifies towns that reflect “the culture of Mexico” through attributes like architecture, traditions, customs, music, gastronomy, festivities and handcrafts. There are currently 52 destinations throughout Mexico that have earned the Pueblos Magicos classification.