The Municipality of Tepoztlán is located in the state of Morelos just 60 min south of Mexico City in the heart of Mexico. The native people of Tepoztlán do not usually speak English but young people often do. The cellphone reception is scatter in the area due to the mountains. There are a couple of ATMs in downtown Tepoztlán but they're not fully reliable (especially on weekends), so we encourage you to use the ones on the airport or cities nearby. There's only one currency exchange place in Tepoztlán but the Mexico City airport has the best exchange rates.
This Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) has an attractive historic district set in the shadow of tall cliffs, architectural treasures, art exhibitions, artisan shops and revered hilltop. The traditional and prehispanic food will satisfy your taste buds at the famous food market. Try an itacate, a tlacoyo, roasted grasshoppers, prehispanic mole. Shop for dairy goods, fruits, seeds and vegetables at the Organic Farmers Market on Fridays. In Tepoznieves, sample over 130 flavors of water-based ice creams.
Tepoztlán is also the name of the main town and it is the original and first of 111 Magic Towns of Mexico, its title of “Magic Town” is the result of the combination of ancient traditions and mysticism that enrich the many cultural expressions. The municipality of Tepoztlán has a great magnetism that brings together an interesting mix of characters and tribes from all over the world (or universe), its magnetism can be understood as the vibe of the town, however, its high content of copper and quartz may be the reason why walking in the mountains feels purifying.
On a normal day at Tepoztlán, you can take a picture of your aura, have a tarot reading, or an astral chart reading, you may also participate on the sacred ritual of Temazcal, have the best holistic Massage of your life in one of the thousands healing centers, adventure to Amatlan with Doña Sarita who communicates with archangels for a reiki healing, visit the multi-dimensional door “La Puerta”, attend a sacred plant ceremony, visit a curandero for a clean of energy. In the rainy season, you can swim in sulfur blue water holes, waterfalls, pick wild mushrooms in the forest, observe the terrifying spectacle of lightning.
On top of Cerro del Tepozteco you can see the ruins of a pre-Hispanic pyramid built between 1150 and 1350 AD in honor of the god of pulque, Ometochtli Tepuztécatl. You can hike to the top and visit the archeological site, it can be a great challenge but is definitely worth it. The journey to the top is full of diverse and abundant vegetation that you will enjoy in every step you take. Tepoztlán is surrounded by smaller towns with their own legends and picturesque attractions such as: San Andres, Santiago, Santa Catarina, San Juan, Ocotitlan, or Amatlan, where is supposed to be the birthplace of the Aztec feathered snake god Quetzalcoatl and is home to a thriving community of Nahuatl people.