Without a lot of money? There are 5 cheap magic towns near CDMX to offer you a getaway – El Financiero

If you want escape the routine of the city and enjoy a simple plan for which you do not affect all your savings there are Magical cities that will convince both your time and your economy. Do not limit yourself and take the opportunity to stroll through its central streets, its food and craft markets, its characteristic churches and temples.

You don’t need to take a very long trip to reach one of these destinations. Whether in the State of Mexico, Michoacán, Puebla or Tlaxcala, there is something for everyone. If you want a bit of action between breaks, you can also test yourself with fishing on a boat ride. We tell you about five cities that will make you fall in love.

cholula

this picturesque place surrounded by churches and temples in Puebla It will allow you to stroll through its central streets, eat a snack or buy handicrafts. In front of the socket is the Place de la Concordewith portals built about 450 years ago.


Do not hesitate to visit the Church of Los Remedios, the former Franciscan convent of San Gabriel –one of the oldest convents in America where there is a canvas declared by UNESCO as world heritage-, or the temple of San Francisco Acatepec.

Approximate distance: Car (1h30) and bus (2h55).

Average accommodation cost: From 450 pesos.

Average transportation cost: A return ticket from 440 pesos (Red Star).

Location: cholula

Tzintzuntzan

If you visit Michoacan check out this site preserves its traditions. meet the Purepecha Ceremonial Center, with five 13th-century temples on a terrace of stone blocks. If you go at the right time, you can attend the ritual of waking up in the pantheon on the day of the dead or the dance of the paloteros.

In addition to testing your local cuisine -based on charales- you can take a photo at the Ex Convento de Santa Ana Museum or at Isla de la Pacanda. It goes through its squares and ends with the archaeological areathe Temple of San Francisco or the Temple of Soledad.

Approximate distance: Car (3h45) and bus (4h45).

Average accommodation cost: From 600 pesos.

Average transportation cost: A return ticket from CDMX to Morelia starts at 1050 pesos (Futura), plus 50-100 pesos for local transport.

Location: Tzintzuntzan

Carbon Village

In the State of Mexico there is a place waiting for you with the charm of its colonial style and its vegetation. East ecotourism destination is full of adventures, but also customs such as local artists with the use of fur and wool.

Some of the activities you can do are hiking, boating or fishing in the Presa del Llano or see the ruins of the old town of San Luis de las Peras in the Taxhimay dam. Pamper your palate with dishes such as lamb barbecue, fritters, mole, pork carnitas, pork rinds or turkey.

Approximate distance: Car (1h30) and bus (3h30).

Average accommodation cost: From 550 pesos.

Average transportation cost: A return ticket 200 to 300 pesos (road 248, 25-01, 8 or 99).

Location: Carbon village.

Atlixco

near Popocatepetl Volcano in Pueblathis Magic City coexists with its colorful murals and craftsmanship found in the middle of its streets with clay items, embroidered shirts or flowers from some of their nurseries.

If you want to sightsee, visit the Chapel of the Third Order, the Convent of San Francisco, the Botica Poblana or relax for a while at the spa in Las Palmas. If you want to know a bit more about its history, the options are Museum of Cultures and Museum of Santa Clara. Take the time to go Cerro de San Miguel viewpointyou do not regret.

Approximate distance: Car (2 hours) and bus (3 hours).

Average accommodation cost: From 400 pesos.

Average transportation cost: A return ticket to the CAPU Puebla station 500 pesos (ADO), plus 50-100 pesos for local transport.

Location: Atlixco.

Tlaxco

Located at Tlaxcalait’s a classic pulque and haciendas. One of its main attractions is the Atlangatepec Lagoonwhere you can take a boat trip, practice sport fishing, abseiling or rock climbing.

Between wooded mountains and plains there is also a architectural wealth with the Chapel of Santo Calvario and the Casa Goyri; take a look at cave paintings in the caves of La Parada and La Gloria.

Approximate distance: Car (2h20) and bus (3h10).

Average accommodation cost: From 500 pesos.

Average transportation cost: A return ticket 470 pesos (ATAH), plus 50-100 pesos for local transport.

Location: Tlaxco.

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