Valle de Bravo, a municipality in Mexico State , Mexico , is on the shores of a large lake surrounded by hills. It is often referred to as the “Mexican Switzerland”.
Approximately 150 kilometres (90 miles) west of Mexico City , Valle de Bravo is a two and a half hour drive from Mexico City . Popular as a weekend recreational area in Mexico it is especially known as a weekend retreat for the very affluent. It is a Mecca for world-class para-gliding.
It has a central plaza, an arts and a crafts and food market, gourmet and natural foot stores, art galleries and upscale craft shops. The architecture of the town is colonial.
The lake is surrounded by large, pine forests. There are many trails which make the area popular for all kinds of outdoor activities such as walking, biking, hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding. There is access for recreational vehicles such as ATVs and dirt bikes.
From March to June, temperatures during the day are usually around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, dropping to the low 60s at night.