Valle de Bravo is a town located on the shores of Lake Avandaro, approximately 97 miles from Mexico City. The following are 8 fun facts about Valle de Bravo.
1. Valle de Bravo is nicknamed “Mexico’s Switzerland”.
2. On average, the warmest months are April and May, and the most rainfall occurs between June through September.
3. Valle de Bravo’s lake looks natural, and is recognized as one of the most beautiful lakes in Mexico, but the government actually created it as part of a dam project. It is an outdoor activity center where locals as well as tourists enjoy water sports in the summer. Visitors can rent kayaks, sailboats or water-skiing boats.
4. Adventurers head to Valle de Bravo to climb mountains, hang glide and for some of the best paragliding in Mexico. Just behind the city, two large parks – the Parque Natural Bosencheve and the Reserva de Monte Alto – provide ideal habitats for mountain and rock climbing.
5. The town’s principal economic activities center around tourism. It is a very popular location for weekend visits, especially for residents who travel from Mexico City to Valle de Bravo.
6. he Casa de la Cultura offers classes in activities such as aerobics, music and painting. It also hosts conferences and workshops on natural medicine as well as art expositions. The complex includes a library, a ballroom, a cafe, exhibition rooms and an auditorium.
7. The Maranatha Retreat used to be a Carmelite convent, but today it is open to people of all faiths. It was built in the 1860’s and 1870’s by Father Miguel Angel Perez Alonso fusing elements of Byzantine, Mediterranean, Mexican Baroque and Asian architecture.
8. You can visit out-of-town sights like the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary or the trout farms at Los Saucos, which are currently considered some of the best adventure experiences on offer in Valle de Bravo.