two hours southwest of Mexico City
We operate out of a charming six-acre eco-retreat center 2.5 hours southwest of Mexico City (we provide car transportation to and from the Mexico City airport).
The property is a veritable slice of nature, run on a permaculture system of numerous plant species along with the colorful array of insects and birds that dot the landscape. Lodgings are mostly stand-alone structures made of bamboo and other sustainable materials, with personal bedroom and bathroom. We are in a mountainous and very safe region of Mexico, almost a mile above sea level. The weather is warm but temperate, with some rain in the spring and heavy rain in the summer.
We are located just outside Malinalco, a stunning colonial town of 7,000 people nestled below the sheer mountains. Malinalco has been named a “Pueblo Magico” by the Mexican government, an historic designation that protects against large-scale development and shields the local economy from corporate encroachment. It is not overrun with visitors, though it does attract some tourism and its little downtown pulses with restaurants and a daily farmers and artisanal market. Malinalco is known for its incredible biodiversity and for its history as a cultural center for native peoples. One of its main attractions is its mountaintop Aztec temple, one of the very few in this region of Mexico that were not destroyed by the conquistadors.