Monday, May 18, 2009

Weekend Retreats from DF - Valle de Bravo

Within a one to three hour radius surrounding Mexico City, there is a whole host of wonderful places to escape to for the weekend. One such perfect and secluded retreat is Valle de Bravo.

The air is fresh, the pace is slow, the mood is tranquil, and the views are quite breath-taking...


Many residents of DF have weekend homes here, but it is still possible to rent a lakeside house, or a room in a traditional posada in town, for a very reasonable rate. The town itself is a beautiful traditional mexican pueblo with zocalo, market stalls, street food, and artisan wares, but there is also a wide range of gourmet restaurants, upmarket designer and interior stores, plus spas and chill-out cafes....

For those of you who fancy a bit more action, then there is plenty of wake-boarding, water-skiing, sailing, speed-boating, paragliding, and horse-riding to get your teeth into. Valle de Bravo is only two hours from Mexico City and can be easily reached by taking a bus from Terminal Observatorio (Poniente).

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20 comments:

itsnotjustapicture said...

Valle de Bravo looks like a lovely spot to relax. enjoyed the photos and post.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Its looks like a great place to either relax or have an invigorating weekend.

SandyCarlson said...

I would like to try out your part of the world sometime. Looks just great.

Sylvia K said...

Looks like such a great place and lovely place to relax. Great photos and a great post! Reminds me of my year spent in San Migule de Allende!

fishing guy said...

Cath: What neat photos of the lake and the activitires.
BTW: We kept portions of the tree as a remembrance of its passing.

Indrani said...

Whoa! The last shot is action packed.
One gets re-energized.

Sally in WA said...

Looks like a perfect place to relax!

2sweetnsaxy said...

It looks like a wonderful place. I've only been to a couple of places in Mexico via a cruise. This one looks like one to make note of.

Baruch said...

Love the blueness in your photos. It reminds me of a folk song in my country of birth about the mountains that are blue ...

magiceye said...

a superb retreat indeed!

Delwyn said...

Hi Catherine,
what a lake. I have been to a resort out of Acapulco and drove to Ixtapa, then on to Puerto Vallarta. (sp?)

We had an exciting trip - were stopped by armed road blocks...

Happy Days

Wolynski said...

Valle de Bravo is beautiful and so are your photos.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful spot and your photos are great. Thank you for sharing.
Smiles

Arija said...

Before the last photo it was tranquility incorporated...total Zen...then totally disturbed by the motor sprts of the yuppy set.
The landcrapes were like Japanese paintings, so beautiful.

Carver said...

Those are magical shots. So beautiful.

Janie said...

Fantastic photos from the beach. Looks like a place I want to visit.

Gaelyn said...

Wow, what a great place to run away to. I didn't stay in Mexico City long enough to see anything, it was busses east.

Karen said...

Breathtaking is a very good description !!

It looks so tranquil..

Wonderful captures..

A Cuban In London said...

Oh, Catherine, that first photo is. the. business. Many thanks for such a fantastic post.

Greetings from London.

Hey Harriet said...

You sure do get out & about visiting many beautiful and interesting places! I like how peaceful Valle de Bravo appears. And what a great name!