Taxco is one of the “Magic Towns” or Pueblos Mágicos in Mexico. This selection exists all across the country and it means you are going to find a wonderful mix of history, folklore, culture and more unique elements that you have to discover in one of the “Must” Pueblos Mágicos in Mexico.
The first time I visited Taxco I was 2 years old and every time I come back I fall in love more and more.
But o.k., start in the beginning, this beautiful town is only 2 hours from Mexico City. Yes, it’s really close. (Just go to the South-Central Bus Terminal at Taxqueña and you find different companies traveling there).
This pretty colonial town is on a hillside, surrounded by mountains and it’s beautiful rolling streets make you want to discover every corner.
Is known as the “City of Silver” for all the mines nearby, they start using silver since 1529. In 1931 William Spratling founded the first silver workshop here. Now you can find silver jewelry almost in every street.
You can spend here one day or a lot more and I’m sure you are going to enjoy no matter what. But this is my list of the best things to do in Taxco, Mexico.
Amazing Things to Do in Taxco.
- Santa Prisca Parish Church.
It was constructed between 1751 and 1758 by José de la Borda a wealthy business men. Don’t miss it and take all the photos you want.
I promise it’s amazing inside and outside.
- Cable Car
For a small fee, you can have stunning views of the city and the mountains. The cable car leads to a hotel resort named Monte Taxco. If you are lucky to stay in this hotel I’m sure you are going to enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets every day. But if you choose another place to stay, you can also go to the restaurant and bar for a romantic moment or maybe just for the opportunity to take the best photos.
- Cacahuamilpa Caverns.
Only a few minutes from Taxco are one of the largest cave systems in the world. The tunnels are up to 10 km. in length and two subterranean rivers. The stalactites and stalagmites are breath taking and I’m sure you are going to enjoy analyzing the different figures.
There are optional activities as Rafting, Rappelling, Zip-Lining and Horse Riding.
- Downhill Taxco.
It’s a unique event once a year, if you have the opportunity, don’t miss it. (November).
It takes place on the streets of Taxco, it’s an Urban Downhill competition (stairs, ramps, declines narrow alleys and spectacular jumps). Just be sure to book your hotel with time, because is an international event, but it’s worth it.
One of the best attractions of Taxco is of course the silver jewelry, it’s a paradise for silver shopping (just look for the .925 stamp for the best quality).
On Saturdays artisans sell their jewelry in a really long market, every time I can I visit it on weekends because the silver market is amazing, you’re going to find best prices and variety. It’s unique and if you want a souvenir for you or for your entire family, this is the place. But start early, because after lunch you will find a lot of tourists walking there.
All the other days of the week, you can shop at the jewelry shops on the streets.
Where to Eat in Taxco
Eating in Taxco is a pleasure! A lot of the restaurants have delicious Mexican or international food and Lovely Views!
One of my favorites are; Del Angel Inn Restaurant, El Adobe Restaurant-Bar and La Terraza.
Where to Stay in Taxco
I’m going to share with you my favorite options.
- Los Arcos Hotel.
Built in 1572 and located in the heart of Taxco.
A beautiful hotel closest to everything and the price is excellent.
- Monte Taxco Hotel.
A very good option, this hotel has wonderful views, good restaurant, spa and very comfortable rooms. It’s more expensive but if you prefer this option you are going to Love it!
There are a lot of thing to do and enjoy at Taxco and just a day is not enough; that’s why if you can spend more days here you are going to enjoy the nights, the people, the museums, the history, the food and every corner of this amazing Magic Town. I’m sure you will love it as much as I do.
Enjoy the Charming Taxco.
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