Volcano in AtlixcoDiscover the ”water in the valley or on the surface of the ground”, or what we now know as Atlixco. Visit closely all the must-see attractions of this magnificent place that is, since 2015, one more in the list of magical towns in the country.
Atlixco, Magic Town
Atlixco is only 40 minutes from Puebla and 1 hour from Tlaxcala. Este pueblo ha tenido muchos nombres como ”lugar de esteras de caña”. It was first populated by the Teochichimicas.
In addition to its beauty, curiosities and the territory in general, it stands out for a special natural attraction: the Popocatepetl Volcano. So imposing and majestic, this mountain is present in every corner you go, so you will not lose sight of it at any time. The volcano is currently the second highest in Mexico with an altitude of 5,500 meters.
Its well-known spa is open every day of the week except Tuesday. Opening hours are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Those who want to stay at this site are in luck, as there are tents and cabins to spend the night with family members.
Those who want to stay at Balneario Las Palmas are in luck, as there are tents and cabins to spend the night with family members, and there are swimming pools for adults and children, playgrounds with attractions, green areas to hang out, a camping area and cabins. There are also restaurants and bars to purchase food and drinks.
Many visitors spend their free days at the Atlixco Metepec resort. There you can do a variety of activities such as sport fishing or you can also enjoy the spa. Don’t miss the opportunity to take handicrafts and souvenirs home or taste typical sweets among other purchases that you can make in its commercial facilities.
What to do in Atlixco Pueblo mágico
One of its most anticipated festivities is the Huey Atluxcayotl, a festival full of colors, music and traditional dances. This is dedicated to mother earth for all that she does throughout the year for its inhabitants. That is why we encourage you to get to know the territory during the celebration of the event, the last weekend of September.
We recommend you visit the wide staircase, where the first Atlixcayotl was held in 1965. During the year of the pandemic, a work of art was painted on the steps. To see more pictorial creations, you can go to the Municipal Palace, inside which there are several murals done by artists from Atlixquense.
You can also contemplate the Conjunto Conventual de Santa María de Jesús, the oldest building in the magical town of Atlixco built during the 16th century.
For those who love nature, two essential plans are to visit the Magic Garden, located on Libramiento Atlixco Izúcar de Matamores, or to visit the plants that are part of the John Naka Bonsai Art Museum, located on Bulevar Niños Héroes.