6 beautiful and cheap places near the CDMX where you can spend the holidays
If you still do not have a plan for this vacation and you have a low budget, but you really want to leave this city and get rid of contamination and crowds for a while, this article is the right one for you.
The members of the Finerio team have listed 6 places that are worth visiting and that are accessible to the capital, both for money and time of transfer. Now you will not have to stay in the city if you do not want to.
We present you the Top 6 of Finerio of the good, beautiful and cheap:
1. San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas
Although to get to San Cristóbal from Mexico City it is advisable to buy an airplane flight, the budget is balanced with the affordable prices of bars, restaurants, museums and night clubs of the cultural capital of the state of Chiapas.
You can buy an airplane flight from Mexico City to Tuxtla Gutiérrez, which lasts an hour and a half on average, and from there travel to San Cristobal, which is approximately 1 hour away, by taxi or bus, depending on your budget You can take advantage and visit the capital and the Sumidero Canyon, a natural wonder of our country. You can do the boat ride. The piers are located in Chiapa de Corzo, 30 minutes from Tuxtla Gutiérrez, and you can also visit this small Magical Town.
San Cristóbal has a very interesting cultural mix of the Chamulas, an indigenous tribe of the region, and foreigners who once visited San Cristóbal and decided to stay and live there. There are restaurants, museums and bars for all tastes and budgets.
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2. Oaxaca, Oaxaca
At 465 kilometers from Mexico City, it is still possible to arrive by car, after a trip of around 6 hours. Oaxaca is one of the most economical cities to visit in our country and that does not stop it from being interesting. The State of Oaxaca is one of the most important cultural and gastronomic centers in Mexico. For many people Oaxaca has the best cuisine in the country. There you can find all kinds of options to eat, from tlayudas de tasajo in the downtown market, to some of the best restaurants in the country, for much more affordable prices than in Mexico City. You can visit the Chocolate Butler shops or go to one of the artisan mezcalerias around the city.
In addition to visiting the city of Oaxaca, you can visit many places of interest in the surroundings, such as the prehispanic ruins of Mitla or the petrified waterfalls of Hierve el Agua. The budget per person for a trip of 3 nights can range from 4 thousand to 6 thousand pesos, depending much on the type of accommodation you choose and the places you want to eat.
3. Peña de Bernal, Querétaro
Peña de Bernal is only three hours away from Mexico City and in this place is the third largest monolith in the world, which was formed 65 million years ago by volcanic force. Peña de Bernal is a small town that was founded in 1647 and is especially magical, as it is said that local people live for many years due to the energy of the place.
If you are looking for adventure and connect with nature, you can walk the rock, climb, rappel, or camp there. If you prefer to stay in the village, you will find art, food and artisanal wine. Bernal is a perfect place to rest for a weekend.
The budget per person is around 3,000 pesos, depending very much on where you want to stay and the type of places you want to eat.
4. Nevado de Toluca, State of Mexico
It is one of the most amazing and accessible natural spectacles for people who live in Mexico City and its surroundings. To get there, it is necessary to reach the Deer Hut and then drive by car or truck (trucks can not climb) to the top of the volcano.
On the slopes of the volcano, where is the Deer Park, you can stay in a hotel, hostel, cabin or camping. There are packages offered by the hostels and last 2 or 3 days.
In the high part of the volcano there are different routes that you can do:
1. The simple route: this tour is to observe the landscape, as it is about climbing the Nevado and hiking around its two blue water lagoons. It is essential that you have good physical condition, as there are many ups and downs. In the first months of the year you are likely to find snow on the peaks, but, even without snow, the show is equally amazing.
2. The peaks: if you have some experience climbing and have the right equipment, you can climb the Pico del Ágila or Pico del Fraile, and thus see the landscape from the top. If you do this tour, never go alone; look for a group with whom to venture.
3. Diving: if you know something about diving, the Laguna del Sol and the Laguna de la Luna are suitable for practicing. Also go as a group and get advice on the special equipment that you must use for very low temperatures.
– Take as little as possible. Use only a comfortable backpack where you can store a snack and a bottle of water.
– Use comfortable shoes suitable for mountain. It is best to wear anti-skid boots.
– Wear a warm jacket, scarf and hat for low temperatures.
– Although it is cold, you need to use sunscreen and sunglasses.
– Do not throw trash. It is important to preserve natural environments as clean as possible so we can continue to enjoy them.
The transfer from Mexico City to Nevado is approximately 2 hours. The entrance to the Deer Park has a cost of $ 20 and the cost to camp of $ 70. The price of a bed in a shelter or shelter is $ 100. We recommend you set aside your place in advance because there is limited space.
5. Cuetzalan, Puebla
If you like coffee, indigenous culture and adventure, Cuetzalan is the perfect place for you. 5 hours from Mexico City and located in the high mountains of Puebla, the road to Cuetzalan offers incredible views that combine light, the green of the mountains and the mist. In Cuetzalan grows altitude coffee next to fresh fruits and vegetables. Traditional food and indigenous culture stand out in the center of town, which has a spectacular church and a cemetery that looks like nineteenth century. The place is truly magical.
In Cuetzalan you can stay in a hotel, Airbnb or even in more ecological options such as Reserva Azul , where you literally stay in a coffee farm, or Tosepan Kali what can be described as “Glamping”, all depending on your budget.
Near the town of Cuetzalan you can find a cave system with underground rivers, and for those who have the courage to explore them, it is a very rewarding experience. It is recommended to go with a tour company that knows the tunnels 100%, since exploring them alone is not a viable option.
6. Grutas de Tolantongo, Hidalgo
The Tolantongo Caves are hidden among the wild roads of the state of Hidalgo, 5 hours from Mexico City by car and 6 by bus. This place is ideal for a trip of 3 or 4 days, since it has several attractions: a river of hot water, thermal pools, a suspension bridge, zip-line and above all fantastic grottoes with various underground passages from which warm waters sprout .
In the Caves all the facilities are offered: lodging, restaurants, transport, security and medical services. Depending on your budget, you can take your camping home and camp on the river bank, which is free, or stay at a hotel, which costs 600 pesos a night. The entrance to this place costs 140 pesos per person and is per day, while the price of a complete meal ranges from 70 pesos. If you travel by car you can take your food and have a barbecue.
We recommend going to the Tolantongo Caves when it is not a weekend, otherwise you will meet many tourists and you will not fully enjoy the wonders of this place.