Tepoztlán
In the state of Morelos, the land of eternal spring, Tepoztlán is widely considered one of Mexico’s most charming villages. The earliest known inhabitants of the region date back to 1500 BCE, and it is the legendary birthplace of the Aztec feathered serpent god, Quetzalcoatl. With its charming cobblestone streets and lively market, Tepoztlán retains much of its cultural tradition and resists modernization.
An official “Magical Village”, Tepoztlán attracts visitors from all over Mexico and abroad, as a center of tranquility and spirituality.
Tepozteco Pyramid
Among Tepoztlán’s most popular attractions:
The Tepozteco pyramid. A pre-Columbian temple to the Aztec god, Tepoztécatl, the Tepozteco pyramid precipitously overlooks the town center from 1300 feet (300 meters). Many consider it a mystical center that emanates creative energy throughout the village. The Temple and Ex–Convent of Dominico de la Natividad. A sixteenth century World Heritage Site near the picturesque zócalo (town plaza). Just behind it, the noteworthy collection of archaeological objects in the Carlos Pellicer Museum is also worth a visit. The Arco de Semillas. This impressive mural made of seeds and beans is replaced every September during the annual Temple Festival. It is just one of the interesting sites located near the zócalo. The tianguis (marketplace). Full of vendors of everything from fresh produce to the goods of local artisans, it is particularly lively on weekends and holidays. The renowned local ice cream parlors offer hundreds of exotic flavors of frozen treats, from peanut to chili pepper, and from avocado to tequila with lime. Carnaval. During the village’s most important annual celebration, which blends indigenous and Catholic traditions, the plaza fills with the uniquely masked and costumed Chinelos. The Tepoztlán calendar offers something interesting every season.
The Enchanting Valley of Atongo
The enchanting cobblestone streets of Valle de Atongo
A short walk from the town center, Quinta GYO is in Tepoztlán’s exclusive Valley of Atongo. Ideal for a scenic stroll on the dirt and cobblestone roads, in about five minutes’ time, you reach the protected Tepozteco Natural Park and Reserve, which includes the Parque de los Venados (a sanctuary for native deer). A short walk up the mountain, you’ll come to the base of the summertime waterfall, an attraction for locals and visitors alike.
The waterfall of the Parque de los Venados
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Dining in Tepoztlán
For a small village, Tepoztlán offers a surprisingly wide variety of dining options. In the town center, just over a mile (two kilometers) from Quinta GYO, one finds international flavors (Moroccan, Indian, Argentinean, among others), and of course, authentic Mexican cuisine. You can choose from fine or casual dining to a quick bite in the market. Several options are also available closer to the Quinta.
Antiguo Camino a Santo Domingo Ocotitlán 12 Valle de Atongo, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico Telephone: (+52) 739 395 33 15 within Mexico: 01 739 395 33 15 contact@quintagyo.com
Website design and Photography by Quinta GYO All rights reserved Copyright © 2014-2017 Quinta GYO
Last updated 28 March 2018
Tepoztlán
In the state of Morelos, the land of eternal spring, Tepoztlán is widely considered one of Mexico’s most charming villages. The earliest known inhabitants of the region date back to 1500 BCE, and it is the legendary birthplace of the Aztec feathered serpent god, Quetzalcoatl. With its charming cobblestone streets and lively market, Tepoztlán retains much of its cultural tradition and resists modernization.
An official “Magical Village”, Tepoztlán attracts visitors from all over Mexico and abroad, as a center of tranquility and spirituality.
Tepozteco Pyramid Tepoztlan attractions
Among Tepoztlán’s most popular attractions:
The Tepozteco pyramid. A pre-Columbian temple to the Aztec god, Tepoztécatl, the Tepozteco pyramid precipitously overlooks the town center from 1300 feet (300 meters). Many consider it a mystical center that emanates creative energy throughout the village. The Temple and Ex–Convent of Dominico de la Natividad. A sixteenth century World Heritage Site near the picturesque zócalo (town plaza). Just behind it, the noteworthy collection of archaeological objects in the Carlos Pellicer Museum is also worth a visit. The Arco de Semillas. This impressive mural made of seeds and beans is replaced every September during the annual Temple Festival. It is just one of the interesting sites located near the zócalo. The tianguis (marketplace). Full of vendors of everything from fresh produce to the goods of local artisans, it is particularly lively on weekends and holidays. The renowned local ice cream parlors offer hundreds of exotic flavors of frozen treats, from peanut to chili pepper, and from avocado to tequila with lime. Carnaval. During the village’s most important annual celebration, which blends indigenous and Catholic traditions, the plaza fills with the uniquely masked and costumed Chinelos. The Tepoztlán calendar offers something interesting every season.
The Enchanting Valley of Atongo
The enchanting cobblestone streets of Valle de Atongo
A short walk from the town center, Quinta GYO is in Tepoztlán’s exclusive Valley of Atongo. Ideal for a scenic stroll on the dirt and cobblestone roads, in about five minutes’ time, you reach the protected Tepozteco Natural Park and Reserve, which includes the Parque de los Venados (a sanctuary for native deer). A short walk up the mountain, you’ll come to the base of the summertime waterfall, an attraction for locals and visitors alike.
The waterfall of the Parque de los Venados
SEE MORE PHOTOS OF TEPOZTLÁN
Dining in Tepoztlán
For a small village, Tepoztlán offers a surprisingly wide variety of dining options. In the town center, just over a mile (two kilometers) from Quinta GYO, one finds international flavors (Moroccan, Indian, Argentinean, among others), and of course, authentic Mexican cuisine. You can choose from fine or casual dining to a quick bite in the market. Several options are also available closer to the Quinta.
Antiguo Camino a Santo Domingo Ocotitlán 12 Valle de Atongo, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico Telephone: (+52) 739 395 33 15 within Mexico: 01 739 395 33 15 contact@quintagyo.com
Website design and Photography by Quinta GYO All rights reserved Copyright © 2014-2017 Quinta GYO
Last updated 28 March 2018
Tepoztlán
In the state of Morelos, the land of eternal spring, Tepoztlán is widely considered one of Mexico’s most charming villages. The earliest known inhabitants of the region date back to 1500 BCE, and it is the legendary birthplace of the Aztec feathered serpent god, Quetzalcoatl. With its charming cobblestone streets and lively market, Tepoztlán retains much of its cultural tradition and resists modernization.
An official “Magical Village”, Tepoztlán attracts visitors from all over Mexico and abroad, as a center of tranquility and spirituality.
Tepozteco Pyramid
Among Tepoztlán’s most popular attractions:
The Tepozteco pyramid. A pre- Columbian temple to the Aztec god, Tepoztécatl, the Tepozteco pyramid precipitously overlooks the town center from 1300 feet (300 meters). Many consider it a mystical center that emanates creative energy throughout the village. The Temple and Ex–Convent of Dominico de la Natividad. A sixteenth century World Heritage Site near the picturesque zócalo (town plaza). Just behind it, the noteworthy collection of archaeological objects in the Carlos Pellicer Museum is also worth a visit. The Arco de Semillas. This impressive mural made of seeds and beans is replaced every September during the annual Temple Festival. It is just one of the interesting sites located near the zócalo. The tianguis (marketplace). Full of vendors of everything from fresh produce to the goods of local artisans, it is particularly lively on weekends and holidays. The renowned local ice cream parlors offer hundreds of exotic flavors of frozen treats, from peanut to chili pepper, and from avocado to tequila with lime. Carnaval. During the village’s most important annual celebration, which blends indigenous and Catholic traditions, the plaza fills with the uniquely masked and costumed Chinelos. The Tepoztlán calendar offers something interesting every season.
The Enchanting Valley of Atongo
The enchanting cobblestone streets of Valle de Atongo
A short walk from the town center, Quinta GYO is in Tepoztlán’s exclusive Valley of Atongo. Ideal for a scenic stroll on the dirt and cobblestone roads, in about five minutes’ time, you reach the protected Tepozteco Natural Park and Reserve, which includes the Parque de los Venados (a sanctuary for native deer). A short walk up the mountain, you’ll come to the base of the summertime waterfall, an attraction for locals and visitors alike.
The waterfall of the Parque de los Venados
SEE MORE PHOTOS OF TEPOZTLÁN
Dining in Tepoztlán
For a small village, Tepoztlán offers a surprisingly wide variety of dining options. In the town center, just over a mile (two kilometers) from Quinta GYO, one finds international flavors (Moroccan, Indian, Argentinean, among others), and of course, authentic Mexican cuisine. You can choose from fine or casual dining to a quick bite in the market. Several options are also available closer to the Quinta.
QUINTA GYO Antiguo Camino a Santo Domingo Ocotitlán 12, Valle de Atongo, Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico Telephone: (+52) 739 395 33 15 within Mexico: 01 739 395 33 15 contact@quintagyo.com
Website design and Photography by Quinta GYO All rights reserved Copyright © 2014-2017 Quinta GYO
Last updated 28 March 2018