When we think of Mexico… beaches, palm trees and tropical climate come to mind but there is so much more to explore. Located within close range of the capital, one will find the largest concentration of Spanish-Colonial cities. Imagine cobblestone streets, church bells, old lavish bougainvillea bushes, traditional festivals and traces of legacies of its long history. The cities of the Colonial Highlands are rich in culture, for instance, Mexico’s independence movement from Spain began there.
The Colonial Heartland is a region in the center of Mexico consisting of some of the most beautiful historical cities in the world such as San Miguel de Allende, Queretaro, Guanajuato, Morelia, Zacatecas, Guadalajara, Puebla, Cuernavaca, Taxco and San Luis Potosi. The best way to visit…get off the beaten path with a custom-tailor made program that will allow you to immerse yourself in the enchanting magic that awaits you.
Vision yourself driving over grey cobble stoned streets lined with colorfully painted buildings in vibrant colors stretched over rolling hills providing spectacular views during the sunset skies as the twilight sets in; the perfect setting for a fabulous dinner that will be remembered for a lifetime. The architecture of the colonial period has provided us with some of the most magnificent cathedrals, mansions, and monuments that Mexico has ever built and are now declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Each region has their own unique cultures and traditions that are expressed through daily life; walk the streets in Guadalajara listening to the Mariachi’s performing in the market while sipping on artisanal tequila or shop for the local handicrafts and sample some of Mexico’s finest food while taking in the festivities during Day of the Dead in Morelia. With so many incredible adventures to explore, the Colonial Heartland of Mexico is definitely a great alternative option for an incentive or corporate group.
There are a variety of daily direct flights into Mexico City from all major cities in the world; as well as some direct flights from the US to some of the more popular colonial cities. From Mexico City it takes only a few hours driving to reaching the Colonial Heartlands.
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