With one of the loveliest colonial centers in central Mexico, the pueblo magico of Valle de Bravo is an utter charmer and a wonderful spot for an escape from Mexico City.
You can always find an array of interesting things to do in Valle, including several activities that appeal to every member of the family. Regardless of your preference, the beautiful landscape of Valle de Bravo is ideal for spending time outdoors, and enjoying its lush surroundings.
The landscape of the local river basin is made up of several springs and creeks which flow into the Balsas River. Some of these bodies of water have beautiful waterfalls, such as Rio de Molino or Rio de Avandaro, which is also popular for camping and hiking adventure tours. And Velo de Novia Cascade, with a drop of 115 ft, fed by the San Juan Creek, is another beautiful place well worth visiting.
Those seeking a more adrenaline-friendly line of family fun activities will love what Valle has to offer. Because of the varying terrain in the area it’s possible to do lots of sports, such as mountain biking, off-road motorcycling, mountain climbing, exploration of cave systems, horseback riding, and golfing. You can also go parasailing, paragliding and hang gliding. Likewise, Lake Avandaro is the perfect setting for exciting sailboat regattas, waterskiing and sport fishing championships.
However, each year, from August to October, Valle de Bravo becomes the home of the monarch butterfly, as it migrates on its long journey from Canada. The Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, is one of the few places in the world where you can see these beautiful insects in all their splendor, and have a truly unique family experience.