Image: Alejandro Linares Garcia
The Wow: Located an easy two-hour drive from Mexico City, the “Mexican Switzerland” lies on the shores of placid Lake Avándaro, surrounded by pine-forested mountains. Contemporary villas line the shores of this upscale Mexican getaway.
Why Now? In 2005, the federal government declared Valle de Bravo a pueblo mágico, or “magical town,” a distinction held by only 36 beautiful, historic, and charming municipalities countrywide. An increasing number of flights are now running to nearby Toluca International Airport.