Cuernavaca, Mexico 🇲🇽 Gringo's Guide
Known as "The City Of Eternal Spring” by those in the know...
Guest post by ser: Ryan Dean
Mexico’s “The City Of Eternal Spring” — a hidden gem in many ways…
If you’re looking to find somewhere new to explore in Mexico, this post is for you.
I’m about to reveal an underrated and overlooked city by many young travelers, myself included, until an opportunity presented itself to me and now this has been my home for several months.
Firstly, this city doesn't have any hostels — so you know you're going to be one of the few tourists around. I’ve yet to meet an American or European.
And as you already know: No gringos = hidden gem potential.
Let’s dig deeper…
Cuernavaca, Mexico 🇲🇽
Roughly 370K people.
The perfect temperature all year round, it’s always warm!
It doesn’t matter whether you arrive in the winter or the summer, you’re going to experience sunshine and blue sky.
The weather here triumphs the likes of Mexico City — and the air is much cleaner too.
This is why many chilangos escape the big capital and come here for a vacation or retire. It’s a warm and stable climate with abundant vegetation.
Even from December to February (winter months) during the daytime you’re looking at a minimum of 79°F and a maximum of 83°F.
On a winter night, the lowest it’ll drop is 52°F and 61°F in the summer.
It’s consistently great as you can see below:
There is some rain during the summer months, but the majority of the days are still filled with sunshine and ideal weather.
This isn’t torrential downpour type of rains, like in Costa Rica.
Why Visit Cuernavaca, Mexico?
The city is host to several annual events and festivals each year, and there is often something happening at one of the downtown plazas on most weekends.
Here’s a photo of a festival I found myself in a few weekends ago:
I think half of Mexico was inside the main square. You couldn’t move!
Cuernavaca is renowned for its many fine restaurants offering Mexican and international cuisine.
Some of these restaurants are housed inside old colonial residences and haciendas, offering good food surrounded by attractive gardens and a colonial atmosphere.
Street food is becoming more expensive in other cities, as tourism seems to be increasing in Mexico, but that’s not the case here.
You can easily find taco stands and purchase a fantastic tasting taco al pastor for $10MXN.
And the state of Morelos itself has a lot to offer — more details on that later — so this is a perfect city to use as a hub and explore the magnificent state.
Within a five-mile drive of Cuernavaca’s city limits, you can enjoy hiking trails, horseback riding, crystal-clear springs, lagoons for swimming, boating + freshwater fishing, and camping.
The locals have always been friendly here, even with my limited Spanish. They welcome a young foreigner, as they don’t come across them as much compared to other cities like Cancun or Mexico City.
So yes, no gringos here is certainly a plus.
And did I mention the amazing weather?!