Likes & Dislikes

Opinions

Cuernavaca is a two-day city. In two days, you can comfortably see everything necessary, eat and drink well, and swim in a pool. The area around the Cathedral is the absolute winner if someone is looking for a 19th-century cityscape, narrow streets, and cute little shops. There are good little terraces where you can sit, the roof terraces are highly recommended in the evening, and the view is downright and unabashedly romantic. The restaurants are touristy but charming. Anyone looking for a middle-class living space that meets today's needs should cross the bridge to find it. But outside the shopping centers, that zone offers no other social areas. The lives of the more sophisticated take place behind high walls. However, the better, non-touristy restaurants are also found around here.” (Kriszta, February 2022)
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“I liked Cuernavaca, but if someone just wants to detour from the capital (besides Piarmis), I recommend Puebla. Puebla is a significantly more exciting experience than Cuernavaca. It is also trendy in terms of tourism. And not for nothing.
In Cuernavaca, it is easier to study the more unadorned Mexican reality. Still, the price is that in the evening, in the city center right next to the old town, tourists can easily find themselves in a very proletarian world. Of course, this is not a problem because a large proportion of the country's population is lower middle class. Still, after 30-40 minutes, this milieu somewhat discourages the traveler who prefers beauty.
On the other hand, the beautiful old town core is a small area that, including the cathedral, can be explored in one or two hours.”(Jani, February 2022)


Practicals

Transport

Public bus

Many public buses in the city are in poor condition, and many drivers are unskillful. We guess hardly any regulations restrict who can get a license — pay the fee, and you get one. Interurban bus drivers are notably better.
Bus fairs are relatively high compared to other areas of Mexico—much higher than in Mexico City and higher than in Guadalajara.
Due to the layout of the city, the bus routes are confusing. They overlap in some areas and ignore others. As a result, it can be challenging to make a round trip or connect to another route.

Cuernabus

In addition to the urban bus transport network, you can visit Cuernavaca with the tourist train called "Cuernabus." It passes by the city's main tourist attractions, offering a guide of history and anecdotes for 1.5 hours. Unfortunately, the tourist train does not allow you to get off at the various stations. Instead, access is at the General Carlos Pacheco roundabout, in the city center.

Background

Destination in brief

Population (in 2022): 1.1. million

"Cuernavaca" in Spanish is associated with a cow and its horn, but in fact, the city's name is still pre-Hispanic (Huiznahuaca). The indigenous emperors exercised their daily rule in the capital, Mexico City now, and in Cuernavaca, they relaxed.

Climate

It’s called the eternal spring city, so not cold-not hot weather.

Warm the whole year. No matter which date you choose, it’s always at 28 - 30 °C, if it rains or is sunny, it’s always warm but not hot. And it’s good to consider that it rains a lot in rainy months.

Attractions

Plaza del Ayuntamiento

Robert Brady Museum

El Palacio de Cortés

El Mercado Adolfo López Mateos

Parque Ecólogico de Chapultepec

Barranca de Amanalco

Catedral de la Asuncion de Maria

Lagunas de Zempoala

Cascada de San Antón

Tepoztlán

Tepoztlán - Templo y Antiguo Convento de la Nativitad - ir.n. photo

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