This is one of the favorite weekend destinations for Mexicans. The Magical Town is close to Mexico City and it’s the perfect getaway to disconnect from urban life. It has a refreshingly slow pace of a small town, but the amenities that you look for in an indulgent vacation.
Since it’s a mountain town, there are several cottages deep in the forest to enjoy evenings next to the fireplace. However, the heart of the town is the lake — Lago Avándaro. Surrounding it there’s a vibrant atmosphere filled with restaurants, bars, and shops that go from emerging fashion brands to crafts like blown glass, pottery, or wooden sculptures.
The lake is always busy, either with water sports options like kayaking and skiing or with floating restaurants and bars that take the party to the water.
However, during the winter all the attention goes to the tallest section of the forest, which is one of the places where millions of monarch butterflies arrive after a long flight from Canada.
San Miguel Times