Valle de Bravo is located only 52 miles from Toluca and 90 miles from Mexico City. The cool weather makes it a delight to walk around, and here you’ll find shade among white stucco houses decked out with wrought iron balconies, elegant porches and tile roofs. This designated magic town has everything the demanding tourist could hope for, with hotels, restaurants and golf courses that offer relaxation and allow you to really make the most of your stay. Although more renowned for its adventure experiences, including some of the best paragliding in Mexico, the city also celebrates exciting annual traditions and events.
On September 16th the celebration of Independence sweeps over all of Mexico, and in Valle de Bravo in particular, the objective of this celebration is, on the one hand, to encourage the knowledge and the love for the country’s history and traditions, and on the other to promote a sense of belonging to the local community. Fireworks, fiestas and food make up the alchemy of these celebrations, alongside dancing and music. Flags, flowers and decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – are seen in public areas, and whistles and horns are blown and confetti is thrown to celebrate this festive occasion.
On October 4th, Valle de Bravo honors its patron saint, Saint Francis of Assisi, with a parade, a traditional costume contest and plows adorned with flowers. At night, a fair is held in the main square, which offers a fireworks show and food stalls.
One of the more subdued, and regular local events takes place during the evenings. Around the portals – arches surrounding the plaza – where visitors will find artisan ice creams in a variety of flavors, in addition to traditional Mexican food: tacos, pambazos, tamales, atole and the definitive Valle de Bravo classic, wood-baked bread.