Manuel's Valle de Bravo Guidebook

Manuel
Manuel's Valle de Bravo Guidebook

Neighborhoods

The neighborhoods with the greatest tourist importance in Valle de Bravo
Avándaro is a tourist-oriented suburb that is located in the municipality of Valle de Bravo. Located just 5 kilometers south from Valle de Bravo town.
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Avandaro
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Avándaro is a tourist-oriented suburb that is located in the municipality of Valle de Bravo. Located just 5 kilometers south from Valle de Bravo town.
An ideal place to walk. Very close to the municipal pier, in this neighborhood you will find the Archaeological Museum, the Sanctuary of the Black Christ, the landing site of paragliders and many other attractions.
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Santa Maria Ahuacatlan
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An ideal place to walk. Very close to the municipal pier, in this neighborhood you will find the Archaeological Museum, the Sanctuary of the Black Christ, the landing site of paragliders and many other attractions.

Emblematic places

These are the sites you should visit during your stay in Valle de Bravo.
In a semi-flat valley known as Los Tres Gobernadores, near Valle de Bravo, is the hamlet called El Capulín. In this place, visitors can leave their vehicles in the parking lot to depart with the guided groups towards Cerro Pelón. After traveling four kilometers of beautiful landscapes adorned by coniferous trees, you access this elevation, one of the sites chosen by this orange and black lepidopteran to hibernate from November to March.
Parador Turistico El Capulín Santuario de la Mariposa Monarca
In a semi-flat valley known as Los Tres Gobernadores, near Valle de Bravo, is the hamlet called El Capulín. In this place, visitors can leave their vehicles in the parking lot to depart with the guided groups towards Cerro Pelón. After traveling four kilometers of beautiful landscapes adorned by coniferous trees, you access this elevation, one of the sites chosen by this orange and black lepidopteran to hibernate from November to March.
If you like extreme activities in Valle de Bravo you can go paragliding from Monte Alto. You can contract this service with different local providers in the municipal pier area.
Parapente Paragliding Valle
If you like extreme activities in Valle de Bravo you can go paragliding from Monte Alto. You can contract this service with different local providers in the municipal pier area.
Español: La Peña es un hermoso mirador en Valle de Bravo cuyo origen se remonta a la época prehispánica, ya que se cree que los antiguos pobladores llegaron a este sitio para realizar rituales terapéuticos en los temazcales que se han encontrado en la roca. La ruta es apta para todas las edades, sin embargo, debes tener en cuenta que los desniveles son largos y rocosos, lo que requiere una cierta condición y habilidad física. Te recomendamos traer ropa, zapatos cómodos y agua. Si deseas practicar actividades como el rappel y la escalada, puedes contratar una de las diferentes agencias de turismo locales en el muelle que pueden ofrecerte estas experiencias. La entrada tiene un costo de $ 5 pesos y hay un estacionamiento donde puedes dejar tu auto. English: La Peña is a beautiful viewpoint in Valle de Bravo whose origin dates back to pre-Hispanic times, as it is thought that the ancient inhabitants came to this site to perform therapeutic rituals in the temazcales that have been found in the rock. The route is suitable for all ages, however, you must bear in mind that the slopes are long and rocky, which requires a certain condition and physical ability. We recommend that you bring clothing, comfortable shoes, and water. If you want to practice activities such as rappelling and climbing, you can hire one of the different local tourist agencies at the pier that can offer you these experiences. The entrance has a cost of $ 5 pesos and there is a parking lot where you can leave your car.
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La Peña
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Español: La Peña es un hermoso mirador en Valle de Bravo cuyo origen se remonta a la época prehispánica, ya que se cree que los antiguos pobladores llegaron a este sitio para realizar rituales terapéuticos en los temazcales que se han encontrado en la roca. La ruta es apta para todas las edades, sin embargo, debes tener en cuenta que los desniveles son largos y rocosos, lo que requiere una cierta condición y habilidad física. Te recomendamos traer ropa, zapatos cómodos y agua. Si deseas practicar actividades como el rappel y la escalada, puedes contratar una de las diferentes agencias de turismo locales en el muelle que pueden ofrecerte estas experiencias. La entrada tiene un costo de $ 5 pesos y hay un estacionamiento donde puedes dejar tu auto. English: La Peña is a beautiful viewpoint in Valle de Bravo whose origin dates back to pre-Hispanic times, as it is thought that the ancient inhabitants came to this site to perform therapeutic rituals in the temazcales that have been found in the rock. The route is suitable for all ages, however, you must bear in mind that the slopes are long and rocky, which requires a certain condition and physical ability. We recommend that you bring clothing, comfortable shoes, and water. If you want to practice activities such as rappelling and climbing, you can hire one of the different local tourist agencies at the pier that can offer you these experiences. The entrance has a cost of $ 5 pesos and there is a parking lot where you can leave your car.
Español: Es ideal para una caminata, paseo a caballo, rapel en cascada o para disfrutar de un pícnic en familia o entre amigos. El parque cuenta con servicio de asadores, estacionamiento, cabañas, renta de caballos, miradores, venta de artesanías y antojitos. La entrada es gratuita. English: It is ideal for a hike, horseback ride, waterfall rappelling or to enjoy a picnic with family or friends. The park has barbecue service, parking, cabins, horse rental, viewpoints, sale of handicrafts and snacks. No entrance fee.
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Velo de Novia
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Español: Es ideal para una caminata, paseo a caballo, rapel en cascada o para disfrutar de un pícnic en familia o entre amigos. El parque cuenta con servicio de asadores, estacionamiento, cabañas, renta de caballos, miradores, venta de artesanías y antojitos. La entrada es gratuita. English: It is ideal for a hike, horseback ride, waterfall rappelling or to enjoy a picnic with family or friends. The park has barbecue service, parking, cabins, horse rental, viewpoints, sale of handicrafts and snacks. No entrance fee.
It is one of the most important tourist areas of Valle de Bravo, there are a variety of small restaurants, places to hire ATVs and extreme sports. If you want, you can rent a boat and even get on a yacht.
Embarcadero
It is one of the most important tourist areas of Valle de Bravo, there are a variety of small restaurants, places to hire ATVs and extreme sports. If you want, you can rent a boat and even get on a yacht.

Religious sites

Despite being places of worship, these sites are worth visiting.
It is a spirituality center founded in 1975 and run by the Order of Discalced Carmelites. This religious order promotes the spiritual life in the Church and, consequently, also promotes the life of prayer. Hence, Carmel Maranathá wanted to be and is a “House of Prayer”. It was built stone-by-stone with the collaboration of the neighbors by the Carmelite priests. The style and detail with which the buildings were made are to be admired, which makes it a site worth visiting.
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Maranatha
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It is a spirituality center founded in 1975 and run by the Order of Discalced Carmelites. This religious order promotes the spiritual life in the Church and, consequently, also promotes the life of prayer. Hence, Carmel Maranathá wanted to be and is a “House of Prayer”. It was built stone-by-stone with the collaboration of the neighbors by the Carmelite priests. The style and detail with which the buildings were made are to be admired, which makes it a site worth visiting.
Its real name is Iglesia de Sta. María Ahuacatlán. When it was built, it bore the name of "La Capilla del Calvario", but it underwent a reconstruction in 1864, which was never completed. It might seem like a small lost temple, one more ... but it contains a good secret: a Black Christ. This image is highly revered by the locals and contains numerous legends and miracles that were portrayed on four gigantic canvases by Phillippa and that can be appreciated in the enclosure. Every third of May the feast of the patron is celebrated and during the first days of this month Valle de Bravo is filled with faithful from all over.
Igesia Cristo Negro
Its real name is Iglesia de Sta. María Ahuacatlán. When it was built, it bore the name of "La Capilla del Calvario", but it underwent a reconstruction in 1864, which was never completed. It might seem like a small lost temple, one more ... but it contains a good secret: a Black Christ. This image is highly revered by the locals and contains numerous legends and miracles that were portrayed on four gigantic canvases by Phillippa and that can be appreciated in the enclosure. Every third of May the feast of the patron is celebrated and during the first days of this month Valle de Bravo is filled with faithful from all over.
The great Stupa Bon for world peace. It is the second Stupa Bön built in Mexico, and is the largest of this lineage in the West. It has a height of 34 m and a surface area of 400 m2. A Stupa is a symbolic representation of the mind of Buddha or enlightened mind and also represents the stages of the path to enlightenment.It is also a source of blessings since it contains relics which to radiate it. It's best to arrive in your own car, the road is harsh and will take you 30-45 minutes. There is an entry fee of $3 Dlls/ppl
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Great Stupa Valle De Bravo Bön
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The great Stupa Bon for world peace. It is the second Stupa Bön built in Mexico, and is the largest of this lineage in the West. It has a height of 34 m and a surface area of 400 m2. A Stupa is a symbolic representation of the mind of Buddha or enlightened mind and also represents the stages of the path to enlightenment.It is also a source of blessings since it contains relics which to radiate it. It's best to arrive in your own car, the road is harsh and will take you 30-45 minutes. There is an entry fee of $3 Dlls/ppl

My favorite restaurants

These is a small selection of great places to eat during your stay.
http://dacirovalle.com.mx/ tel: +52-722 467 8477 $$$-$$$$ Spanish: Desde 1978 ofrece alimentos de alta calidad con la sazón tradicional de Italia
Da Ciro
203 Calle El Vergel
http://dacirovalle.com.mx/ tel: +52-722 467 8477 $$$-$$$$ Spanish: Desde 1978 ofrece alimentos de alta calidad con la sazón tradicional de Italia
https://linktr.ee/PiolaBrasahua tel:+52-726-262-0789 $$-$$$ Spanish: Uno de mis lugares favoritos para comer pizza elaborada en horno de leña. Tienen dos sucursales uno en Valle de Bravo y el otro en Avandaro. Tienen servicio a domicilio y aceptan tarjetas Visa, MC y Amex. English: One of my favorite places to eat wood-fired pizza. They have two branches, one in Valle de Bravo and the other in Avandaro. They have home delivery service and accept Visa, MC and Amex cards.
Piola Valle
500 Santa María
https://linktr.ee/PiolaBrasahua tel:+52-726-262-0789 $$-$$$ Spanish: Uno de mis lugares favoritos para comer pizza elaborada en horno de leña. Tienen dos sucursales uno en Valle de Bravo y el otro en Avandaro. Tienen servicio a domicilio y aceptan tarjetas Visa, MC y Amex. English: One of my favorite places to eat wood-fired pizza. They have two branches, one in Valle de Bravo and the other in Avandaro. They have home delivery service and accept Visa, MC and Amex cards.
La Estación
316 Calle Francisco González Bocanegra
La Michoacana
101 Calle Independencia
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Los Veleros
194 Fray Gregorio Jiménez de La Cuenca
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Uno de los mejores restaurantes de Valle de Bravo. Es recomendable hacer reservación en temporada alta.
Trattoria Da Giancarlo
118 Santa María
Uno de los mejores restaurantes de Valle de Bravo. Es recomendable hacer reservación en temporada alta.
Uno de los favoritos de los turistas. Su especialidad es comida italiana. La pizza es hecha en horno de leña.
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Dipao Valle
100 Calle de Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza
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Uno de los favoritos de los turistas. Su especialidad es comida italiana. La pizza es hecha en horno de leña.
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Soleado, Cocina del mundo
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Ce să împachetezi

What clothes should I bring?

Valle de Bravo is blessed with what’s called “Eternal Spring” weather, so there’s really no bad time to visit!. Temperatures are generally temperate year-round Winter and Fall Winters are cool to cold, so pack warm clothes and layers, as overnight temperatures can dip into the 40°Fs (6-8°C). January is usually the coolest month. November through April is mostly dry and sunny. Spring and Summer Rainy season runs from about June to September, and it can rain quite a bit, so consider bringing a windproof travel umbrella with you. April and May tend to be the hottest months.
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Festival de las Almas

The largest of the annual Valle de Bravo festivals is Festival de Las Almas (Festival of the Souls). It takes place at the end of October, coinciding with Día de Muertos, or Day of the Dead — a festive holiday with costumes, traditional dancing, hot paper balloons, and an elaborate fireworks display.
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Mercado de Artesanias

No trip is complete without a visit to Mercado de Artesanías, the best Valle de Bravo Arts & Crafts Market. It’s also the best place to shop in Valle de Bravo for souvenirs. Here, you’ll find stall after stall with handmade goods from Mexican artisans and the indigenous Mazahua peoples. Don’t pass up the chance to purchase colorful Mazahua fabrics, Otumba pottery, Ocoxal baskets made from woven pine needles, handcrafted woodworks and more.
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Hike to Mirador La Peña

La Peña is the most popular and best hiking trail in Valle de Bravo. What you will want to do is take a cab to the trailhead, as the walk through town to reach that point is all uphill and you may be too tired to even do La Peña! The hike itself is a bit steep, though it’s a short climb with stairs along the way. To get to the large cross at the very top of the Mirador La Peña (meaning “La Peña Lookout”), you’ll have to climb up some boulders. Once at the top of Mirador, you’ll have spectacular, panoramic views of the town and lake.
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Cascada Refugio del Salto Waterfall

Much like the advice you just got for the Mirador La Peña, you’ll want to take a cab to the trailhead for the El Salto waterfall. It’s a relatively easy 20-30 minute walk from the main road, through the woods. The trail is pretty clearly defined, and goes along the river. If you don’t want to hike at all, take a taxi to the Misión Grand Valle de Bravo hotel for lunch to eat at their restaurant right next to the waterfall! You can also head there after the hike for lunch, as you can access the restaurant from the trail.
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The best shopping in Valle !

Calle Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza has the best shopping in Valle de Bravo. This street is lined with high-end shops that specialize in artisan-made Mexican housewares and locally-sourced items. Here, you’ll also find great cafes like Soleado, Cocina del Mundo, art galleries and more.