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Valle de Bravo
More places of the surroundings of Mexico City

 

Resting in a natural scene of great beauty between forests of oaks and coniferous and the waters of a beautiful dam, Valle de Bravo constitutes one of the most pleasant towns of the surroundings of Mexico City, that by its natural and artistic magnetism it has attracted visitors of diverse parts of the world.

Valle de Bravo is located at the west of the Estado de Mexico two hours away from Mexico City. The zone was populated from remote times by mazahuas, a native group of the center of our country. Nevertheless it was not until the first stage of spanish colonization when the first construction of importance in the place was built, the Temple of Santa Maria Ahuacatlán. Later the population had a moderate development and was declared villa in 1850. In 1947 the  construction of the Valle de Bravo dam was finished motivating a great touristic development by means of the new possibility of practice aquatic sports.

Valle de Bravo is characterized by its beautiful spotted streets that run windingly in unevennesses whose houses are predominantly white and with wood eaves and tiles. In many of those constructions art galleries, stores of design, crafts and textiles have settled down, increasing the attractiveness of this population. In the environs Valle de Bravo, are several golf courses and ecoturistic hotels of first level.

Thanks to the privileged natural environ in which is located Valle de Bravo there can be made a great number of activities like long walks, rock scaling, flight in wing delta, mountain bicycle and an ample variety of aquatic sports as navigation in saiboat, kayak, among others. Another attractiveness of the zone are the monarch butterflies who culminate their passage from Canada in the forests of the zone.

 

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