5 Mexico weekend getaways


Going on a trip will always be a good idea for those who need to rest from the city before returning to the routine.

During the week, people’s pace of life tends to be more accelerated, and the opportunities to go on a trip are more complicated since children’s schedules must be considered in order to plan an exit.

Therefore, going on a trip is a good idea for those who need to rest from the city before returning to the routine. The ClickBus online platform specializing in the sale of bus tickets, recommends 5 places to escape the weekend.

1. Desierto de los Leones National Park, CDMX.

Located to the west of the capital of the country, this park is located whose origin goes back to the 17th century. The park houses the former convent that gave rise to it, in addition to 1,500 hectares of forest where different animal and plant species live, including gray foxes, white-tailed deer, and more than 100 different birds.

It also has tunnels that can be covered in guided tours, different gardens with fountains and a museum where different exhibitions, film shows, plays, musicals and other cultural activities for the whole family are exhibited.

2. Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo.

This small Hidalgo town dates back to the colonial era, and today it has been named Magical Town, due to its history, tradition, and attractions for all types of visitors. The center of the town conserves its colonial aspect, with its cobbled streets and colorful houses, being ideal to walk on foot and admire the beautiful architecture of the time.

Among its attractions are the haciendas of the region, such as Santa María Regla, which houses a dungeon, dungeons, labyrinths, and tunnels that can be traveled with the help of a guide. Another unmissable attraction is the basaltic prisms, a formation of rocks of volcanic origin that acquired a peculiar geometric shape, considered one of the natural wonders of Mexico.

3. La Malinche National Park, Tlaxcala.

Located between the states of Tlaxcala and Puebla, very close to the city of Tlaxcala, is this huge park with more than 45 thousand hectares of wooded areas, excellent for lovers of nature and outdoor activities.

The territory of the park is suitable for hiking and climbing, being able to go towards the San Juan ravine, the ancient crater of the extinct volcano and the peak of it, located at 4 thousand 400 meters above sea level, from where it is possible to admire the landscape of Pico de Orizaba, Popocatepetl, and Iztaccihuatl.

4. Yecapixtla, Morelos.

The town of Yecapixtla is recognized as the national capital of the Cecina, the star dish of the region and the state of

Morelos. Here it is prepared in an artisanal way by the villagers, who offer it to tourists in almost any corner of the town, where they can prepare it themselves to accompany it with beans and cheese, as usual.

Besides having this simple, but delicious dish, this town located east of Cuernavaca also has the temple of San Juan Bautista, a former Augustinian monastery of Gothic style, which is part of the Route of Monasteries, and which has been declared as a heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

5. Cuetzalan, Puebla.

The Sierra Madre Oriental is rich in culture and traditions, and the town of Cuetzalan is a great example of this richness. The culture of this town mixes the colonial customs with the ancient Nahuatl traditions of the original inhabitants of this region. The visit to the Parish of San Francisco is a must since it has been standing since the 17th century and its interior is unique, with a mast used to perform the dance of the fliers.

For a more energetic tour, there are El Salto Waterfalls, Swallows and Horsetail, to practice rappelling, hiking, climbing or swimming in the river’s pools. Cuetzalan is also known for its coffee, one of the most aromatic in the country, ideal to have a cup at the end of the day while resting before going to sleep.

The options to escape from the city on a weekend are varied and attractive for all kinds of activities.

The destinations listed here are great options to visit accompanied by family or friends and have a good time away from home.