If you are looking for a destination that offers the best of relaxation and excitement, you need to visit Valle de Bravo. There is no shortage of amazing things to see and do in this lakeside paradise. From riding ATV’s or doing a paragliding tour in the highlands to high-end shopping and elegant dining, Valle de Bravo really has it all. The beauty of Lake Avandaro and surrounding hills, the wealth of historical and natural sites, as well as the vibrancy of the town make Valle de Bravo one of the top places to visit in Mexico.
Located on the shore of Lake Avandaro, just two hours Southwest of Mexico City Mexico, Valle de Bravo is a popular destination for affluent travelers from the capital. Though it still maintains elements of its old, quaint small-town charm, the cultural elite who frequent Valle de Bravo have transformed the city, bringing elements of a faster, city life with them and building breath-taking vacation villas in the cliffs along the lake. Visitors can enjoy coffee shops, trendy bars, high-end art galleries, and exquisite dining along Joaquín Arcadio Pagaza, or experience the beautiful history and 17th century architecture of Templo de Santa María Ahuacatlán, Valle de Bravo’s oldest church.
While the town of Valle de Bravo has much to offer, the surrounding countryside offers just as much. The area is peppered with awe-inspiring nature sanctuaries and historical and religious landmarks. At Santuario de la Mariposa Monarco or the Piedra Herrada Sanctuary you can see thousands of beautiful monarch butterflies that migrate here each fall from southeast Canada and the Eastern United States.
Just a twenty-minute drive from Valle de Bravo, the calming and picturesque waterfalls at Cascadas Velo de Novia will rejuvenate your spirit. If you want a great hike that offers a wonderfully breath-taking 360-degree view of the area, you’ll want to visit Mirador la Pena. The hike is challenging enough to invigorate, but easy enough that anybody can make it. You will be rewarded with a view that captures the lake, the surrounding hills, and the city.
One of the most exhilarating activities for visitors is made possible by the highlands surrounding Lake Avandaro, the perfect setting for some of the best paragliding Mexico has to offer. Whether you are an experienced paraglider or a first-time flier, you’ll have the time of your life. An experienced paragliding expert will teach you and fly tandem with you as you fly like a bird over the rolling hills of the area. The spectacular aerial views of the lake, the town, and the surrounding countryside will afford the opportunity to appreciate the spectacular scenery reserved for a privileged few.
A visit to Valle de Bravo, Mexico is perfect for the traveler who is looking for an immersive and genuinely life-altering experience. You’ll fall in love immediately with the town, it’s vibrant culture, the amazing history, and the natural beauty of the lake and surrounding hills. The paragliding tour will awaken the true adventure seeker in you. You won’t regret booking your trip to Valle de Bravo.