“Cocoyoc What to visit?” is a post to remind you that there are many beautiful places waiting for your visit and a weekend getaway will always be a very good plan…
The state of Morelos is an incredible destination, there are very beautiful places to walk and enjoy to the fullest; Cuernavaca is one of the most visited, but you also have options such as the three important tourist routes that are La Ruta Zapata, La Ruta de las Haciendas and La Ruta de los Conventos, in addition to its attractive spas with ample spaces to cool off and enjoy nature. .
There are also archaeological sites, incredible landscapes and a few imposing haciendas, one of which is found in Cocoyoc, a destination with a special charm…
Where is Cocoyoc located?
Cocoyoc is located 1 hour 30 minutes from Mexico City, 47 minutes from Cuernavaca, 20 minutes from Yautepec, 10 minutes from Oaxtepec, 25 minutes from Cuautla and 39 minutes from Tepoztlán, which gives you an idea of an ideal location. to enjoy many activities in the different places just minutes from Cocoyoc.
What to visit in Cocoyoc?
Cocoyoc is a small city so you can get to know it very quickly, you will surely find a nice accommodation option to rest and then it will be time to start enjoying the trip.
Let’s see what options this destination in the municipality of Yautepec has for us…
Hotel Hacienda Cocoyoc
While strolling through this beautiful destination, recognized as the Paradise of America by the first Viceroy of New Spain, Antonio de Mendoza, you can give yourself the pleasure of staying in one of the most luxurious hotels and enjoy its dream facilities.
Take the time to explore it and discover more of its history, admire the beauty of its architecture, with 17th century buildings, a network of aqueducts, extensive gardens and very good cuisine in its restaurant.
In addition, it adds a wide and varied list of proposals to entertain yourself with 3 swimming pools, one of them heated, it also has a children’s area with a slide, swings, a sandbox and a pool with balls.
There is more… It has a 9-hole golf course, tennis court, volleyball, soccer, cart ride through the farm and you can not deprive yourself of a treatment at the spa, check more options and enjoy a stay that will fascinate you.
Hurricane Harbor Oaxtepec
Morelos is the state of spas and water parks, so a visit to one of the most famous parks in the area and in the country, the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Oaxtepec, cannot be left out of your list of activities.
A perfect place to enjoy with family and friends, it has entertaining attractions such as extreme games, among which we find the Anaconda, a giant slide from which you go down at great speed, or you can join in a water race by launching yourself belly-first and at great speed in the Aqua Racer and if you want more adrenaline, you will love the Volcano Blaster.
There are also water games for the little ones, the largest wave pool in the country, a lazy river, various restaurants, souvenir shops and many attractions to spend an unforgettable day.
Walk through Oaxtepec
Very close to Cocoyoc is Oaxtepec, a beautiful destination for walking and visiting places such as the former Convent of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, of outstanding architecture, declared a World Heritage Site in 1995.
Another must-see is the Geodesic Dome, where there is a botanical garden with more than 2 thousand species; Located within the IMSS Vacation Center, it is perfect to take advantage of all the entertainment within the resort, with pools, slides, spa, sports courts, athletics track and much more.
And don’t miss a cable car ride, a good option to admire the beauty of this destination from the sky.
Fun in the Spas
One of the best experiences of being in Cocoyoc and touring this area of the state of Morelos is the opportunity to enjoy a long list of spas.
Wide green spaces, facilities to enjoy the day and in some cases you can camp, slides, games for children, hot springs, restaurants, are part of what they offer.
Some of them are Balneario Playa Real de San Agustín, Balneario La Onda, Balneario El Bosque, Balneario Agua Hedionda and there are many more.
Only 40 km separate Cocoyoc from Tepoztlán, so there are no excuses not to make a getaway to discover the charms of the magical town.
The former Convent of the Nativity, the Carlos Pellicer Museum of Pre-Hispanic Art, the archaeological zone, ecotourism activities in Tepozteco, walking through the town and gastronomic tour, are the most recommended activities.
If you are lucky enough to go during carnival time, living the celebration with the dance of the chinelos will be another experience that you will not forget.
Tour of Cuautla
As in the previous proposal, being 11 km from Cuautla, it is a sin to miss knowing the beauties of this beautiful Heroic City, a place where the remains of Emiliano Zapata rest and of great relevance for the history of Mexico.
A walk through the center invites you to enjoy sites such as the Zócalo, the Municipal Palace, the Santiago Apóstol Church, the former Convent of San Diego, the Railway Museum, etc., all places that are close to each other and will do much more easy your journey.
On the way you will surely find craft vendors, take the opportunity to ask where to try the most delicious dishes, live the experience and then tell us how it goes.
Photo: Cuautla Today