Valle de Bravo, EDO, Mexico
Valle de Bravo is a small Pueblo Magico with mountains and a lake about a 2 hour bus ride from Mexico City, CDMX. This is a family oriented community. I spent the night in a local neighborhood renting an apartment and the place was silent after 8pm. Prior to that there were normal sounds like a truck with a bullhorn announcing, ‘tortillas!’ that were for sale. I awoke around 4am to the rooster letting us know the day was about the commence. As an explorer of areas for retirement, I gave this area a thumbs up. On the weekend, this is a hot spot for local tourism from CDMX. There is more traffic on foot and by car. The week is quiet, yet during rush hour, the families are bustling on their way to work, and taking their children to school.
Fancy dessert at Choklat Pastelería y cafetería, Plaza del Sol. It was the most expensive at 90 plus pesos. Other slices of cake were around 60. This had a macaroon on top and was fabulous.
Made to order Empanada and Hot Chocolate at Empanaderia Guaraní
Mollettes with Coconut Pulque, a Oaxacan dish that was amazing with the mole at La Chiquita.
The street food in this town is amazing and open at all hours right off the alley by the main square. There are many vendors serving tacos, & corn; and there is even a place to get filled churros that is open late.