A place rich in traditions, natural areas for recreation and adventure and historical buildings
Morelos, in the very center of Mexico, is a state full of greenery and culture. It is known as “Mexico’s springtime” thanks to the warm climate that bathes its cities.
The state capital Cuernavaca, Cuautla, Jojutla de Juárez, Puente de Ixtla, Tepoztlán (part of the Pueblo Mágico program of “magical towns”), Temixco and Ayala are all renowned for their climate and traditions, along with a number of more exotic municipalities whose fame lies in their cuisine, bathing spots or cultural heritage, including Coatlán del Río, Emiliano Zapata, Miacatlán, Yecapixtla and Zacualpan de Amilpas.
The state is the proud home of many of the symbols that have come to represent Mexico as a whole: for example the revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, who was born and lived in Morelos all his life; the Popocatépetl volcano, one of the highest and most beautiful active volcanoes in the country; the cecina (ham) of Yecapixtla; and the “city of eternal spring” itself – Cuernavaca.
Among all these qualities, Morelos has much to offer its visitors. The perfect combination of natural beauty and ecotourism activities, with countless sites bursting with history and experiences to recount, cultural venues and museums, archeological zones and pre-Hispanic ruins, culinary variety, and an ample calendar of festivities and traditions that fill the state with life and color, as do the handicrafts and objects of great cultural value that are on offer.
This state is also home to places that are protected, promoted and recognized by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, among them the impressive Convento de la Inmaculada Concepción (Monastery of the Immaculate Conception), in Zacualpan de Amilpas, and the beautiful ruins of Xochicalco, the home of Quetzalcoatl, the Plumed Serpent, in the municipalities of Miacatlán and Temixco. Both are well-visited, and their own beauty combined with magnificent surroundings draws visitors who explore, take photographs, and remember them for the rest of their lives.
Climate: Warm, semi-humid
Temperature: 71°F / 21.5°C annual average
Location: Central Mexico
Area: 1,889 sq miles