Mexico // Around Mexico City //

South of Mexico City

Heading south from Mexico City, you climb over the mountains and descend to Cuernavaca, which brims with colonial mansions and gardens, and draws visitors on account of its proximity to several important archeological sites, notably the hilltop pyramid sites of Tepoztlán and Xochicalco. An hour further south the silver town of Taxco straggles picturesquely up a hillside, making it one of the most appealing destinations hereabouts.