Chintamani is a retreat centre located just outside Cuernavaca in the Cuautla Valley, near Yautepec. It runs regular meditation, yoga, and other retreats which are open to all. The setting is beautiful, surrounded by hills and the place is crammed with wildlife; birds, butterflies, frogs, and even scorpions! If you are staying around Cuernavaca for an extended period and want the opportunity to recharge your batteries or deepen your experience of nature, Chintamani is the perfect place.
This Hidden place might not be very touristic but God is odd... located at callejon del diablo..the facade has everything from skeletons,devils,and demons,,, thats scary, apparently this guy has healing powers and lots of locals and people from abroad makes an appoinment to get healed, tarot is read as well among other services,, close to main entrance lots of satanic pictures mixed to some catholic saints(how bizarre is that),candles,herbs and inciences.. I passed both day and night, still a weird experience
This traditional dancers represents the state of Morelos,the history tells ,that because they were trying to make fun of the Spaniards, they came up with this satiric dance and exotic customes..beards as the spaniards had and colorful tunics and hats,, music beat is contagious and the way they dance is very peculiar.. they are welcomming you when take the touristic bus and often on traditional venues and parties
If you don't stay at Camino REal Sumiya hotel you will miss it's amazing architecture for sure.
Barbara Hutton, the American heiress to the Woolworth fortune, chose 30 beautifully wooded acres near Cuernavaca to create what is considered an extravagant curiosity - a Japanese palace in Mexico.
Today, it is a hotel and is considered one of Mexico's most prestigious hotels (not that it is that great). Individual guest cottages dot the shaded woods that surround the original house - itself thoughtfully redesigned to accommodate more guest rooms, conference facilities, restaurants and public terraces.
This quite unusual and spectacular resort, whose name means "the place of peace, tranquility, and longevity" is built around the main house. It is a series of large interconnected rooms and decks, that overlooks the grounds and contains restaurants and the lobby. The house is an exact replica of one in Kyoto, Japan. The guest rooms, which are clustered in three storied buildings bordering manicured lawns, are simple in comparison to the striking Japanese architecture of the main house.
Miss Hutton built a kabuki style theater and an exquisite Zen meditation garden on the grounds, both of which are now used for special events. The theater is adorned with vividly colored silk curtains and gold-plated Temple paintings protected by folding cedar mahogany screens. The garden was originally used by kabuki actors for meditation prior to a performance.
This community is just south of Cuernavaca, set atop a hill. It is a center for mass production of touristic ceramics. There are shops all over the main streets of the colonia and shopping busses bring Mexicans from around the country here to buy the ceramics in mass quantity.
We were here at the modern Catholic parish church, set atop the hill wtih a grand view of Cuernavaca and the high mountain wall to the north, to do a vision clinic in the parish rooms below the church. The church itself is a pretty, modernistic, open-air affair which lends itself to many community events.
This place is one of the most amazing cultural experiences you'll ever have, I promise. I mean, this IS Mexico Man!! The Mercado Central is about a 15 minute walk from the Central Square/ Zocalo under a gigantic vaulted roof surrounded by a maze of tented outdoor shops. We went back like 3 times because it was so amazing. The smells of fruits, meats and pungent cheeses, along with the sights and sounds of all kinds of people buying and selling just all kinds of stuff are just too outrageously entertaining to describe. One vendor was selling live iguanas that were tied with their hands behind their back so that they looked like little doomed hostages. They looked so morosely depressed that I was almost tempted to buy one just for the sake of letting him go. We bought flowers from the market a couple times because you can get a gigantic wedding-size bouquet in a vase for about $10.
Unfortunately there is a lot of poverty that is hard to ignore, Cuernavaca is actually quite a rich city by Mexican standards, as plenty of residents from Mexico City own second homes here.....but there is also many very poor areas.