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The State of Mexico, Mexico

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Located in Mexico’s central region in a zone of mountains and valleys. The state of Mexico borders the states of Queretaro, Hidalgo, Morelos, Guerrero, Tlaxcala, Puebla, Michoacán and Mexico City. Thanks to its pleasant climate, it is one of the most visited destinations in Mexico.

Among its many magical towns, you can visit Valle de Bravo, the ideal place to relax and enjoy recreational activities. The town has a gorgeous lake, cobblestone streets and houses with red tile roofs. It’s also an excellent spot to do water sports and adventure tours. In the surrounding areas, you can visit the Bosencheve National Park, the Monte Alto Reserve, and 25 km (15 mi) to the north lies the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary, where monarch butterflies come to nest each year from November to March. Another good place to relax is Ixtapan de la Sal, famous for its therapeutic thermal springs.

Among the most traditional towns are Metepec, known for its pottery, and Tepotzotlan, where you can see beautiful constructions such as the Ex Convento de San Francisco Javier, one of the most representative examples of Mexican Baroque architecture.

In Toluca, the capital, you can learn about the state’s important history and culture as you visit the various museums. You can also check out the Cosmovitral, one of the largest botanical gardens in the world. About 48 km (30 mi) southwest is the Nevado de Toluca National Park, the ideal place for mountain bike riding and rock climbing.

The state of Mexico also has notable archaeological zones, such as Malinalco and Teotihuacan, one of the most important pre-Hispanic capitals of ancient Mexico.