Tepoztlan, a “Pueblos Magicos” (magic village) and one of Mexico’s most unique destinations is located about 5280 ft. above sea level and roughly 1 hour 15 minutes south of Mexico City making transportation easy (we pick you up in the Mexico City airport and bring you back). Tepoztlan is year-round destination where our award-winning packages take place in our specially-designed culinary hotel. We also offer special packages throughout the year on a limited basis in Puebla (Cinco de Mayo and New Years), Cueztalan (Huipil Festival Sept./Oct.), and Sayulita (Coastal Weeks Nov./Feb.).
La Villa Bonita is located on the upslope of the Tepozteco mountains with a privileged perch above the town and an incredible view of the convent below. We are a 15 minute walk to the central downtown circuit so there is not an excessive amount of traffic in front of La Villa Bonita but we are just steps away from the centro and zocalo.
Due to its year-round average daily temperature of 83 F/28 C, Tepoztlan has become an off-the-beaten-path destination for those who want a wonderful climate with a picturesque, authentic and traditional Mexican backdrop. Tepoztlan’s temperate climate with prevailing sunshine, its wonderful adobe facades, incredible local festivals, and ancient cobblestone streets attract Mexicans and foreign tourists from all over the world.
Tepoztlan is one of the most unique, authentic, and safest places you can visit. As we say, Tepoztlan is just as safe as Kokomo (click to read more on Chef Ana’s blog) and has a lower crime rate most cities and towns in the US. You will get this undertanding in the first 15 minutes after setting foot in the village. It is a place that time seems to have forgotten with time-honored culinary traditions, wonderful local produce, and a very enjoyable pace of life focused on family and friends.
Tepoztlan is made up of stubborn townspeople and subsistence farmers who vigilantly guard their traditions from change which makes it an ideal destination for the “foodie” and the traveler seeks to experience a rich culture. “Tepoztecos,” as they are known here, appreciate the foreign tourist because you appreciate their culture. You can walk anywhere day or night and people will say “hello” to you, be cordial, but not overburdening.
This Magic Village with its mystical vibe is known as the “Sedona of Mexico” and consists of a very small, tight-knit community where people are very content with their lifestyle — a full social calendar that consists of constant cultural events, celebrations, and festivals during both the week and weekend. While the media tends to paint Mexico with broad strokes without definition, Tepoztlan is a piece of art without comparison – exquisite but not commercial. Read Chef Ana’s recent article explaining how Tepoztlan is one of the most unique communities you can visit in Mexico. In Tepoztlan, you will hear the enveloping sounds of the community, the church bells, the rooster crowing, the occasional fire cracker and the music wafting through the valley. So, enjoy your stay and when you go home, please tell everyone about your experience in the “hidden culinary jewel of Mexico.”