It is easy to spend an entire weekend delving down into the dens of infinite stalls in the silver markets, but there are many other other aspects to this town to appreciate. The beautiful cathedral dominates the zocalo, and the rest of the town is a veritable warren of white-washed architecture with black wrought iron ornamentation set into the hillside with a myriad of picturesque cobbled alleyways, terraces, and rooftops to explore..
If you want a break from the frenetic silver-hunting down below, then take the cable car (el teleferico) to the top of the mountains and be rewarded with such green vistas and the wafting scent of sweet pine trees...
Up here you can stay at the most exclusive hotel "Monte Taxco" with rooms at 130USD, but there is also a wealth of charming accomodation back in the town in the most appealing of colonial houses. Try "Mi Casita" or "Agua Escondido" both at 50USD for a double room, but the best bargain of all is a room in the stunning converted monastery "Los Arcos" - a steal at 30USD per double.
I spent last weekend here, and have visited at least ten times before, and have never tired of the place. It is always sunny, and it is the perfect day trip or weekend retreat from Mexico City - only two and a half hours by bus from Taxquena Bus Station. If you want further persuasion, I have priced up the silver - it is five times more expensive at any resort in Mexico, and at least ten times more expensive anywhere outside of Mexico - so what are you waiting for?? - come to the source of it all!! For more gorgeous glimpses of the world this week click here for My World Tuesday.