Travelers who love to explore charming towns in Mexico have a new favorite destination: Zacatlan de las Manzanas in Puebla. What makes this Magical Town in the highlands of the Sierra Norte so special?
We made this list of reasons why everybody loves Zacatlan, it will make you fall in love with it yourself!
Zacatlan is a temperate paradise. It is only during the winter that it gets cold enough to bring out the jackets and scarves, the rest of the year you will experience a pleasant, temperate sub-humid climate that alternates between sunny and cloudy days, but little actual heat or cold. Also, the air feels exceptionally clean as you breathe.
From the homogenized designs of its buildings to details such as the spectacular flower clock in the main square, this town is pure eye candy.
Between gardens, kioscs, narrow alleys and red shingle roofs, you will feel surrounded by th beauty of this place.
The best way to taste the flavors of Zacatlan is to enjoy a requesón (ricotta-style cheese) stuffed bread with a glass of local cider.
The town is known for growing the best apples in Mexico, and you can find apple-based food everywhere: pies, jams, patties, candy, you name it. Also, we strongly recommend the tlatloyos, a corn-based snack similar to the tlacoyos that are popular in Mexico City.
The former Franciscan convent was built between 1562 and 1567, which makes it one of the very first churches in the American continent.
At Zacatlan, there is no competition between Saint Paul and Saint Peter: both apostles share a temple and even the statue that dominates the central altarpiece. Another church not to miss is the Señor de Jicolapa parrish, a saint that people believe to have performed many miracles.
The natural surroundings
Zacatlan is surrounded by natural wonders like the Tuliman Waterfall, a thousand-feet fall that will take your breath for a second as soon as you set your eyes on them.
Don’t miss the Piedras Encimadas Valley, known as “the Mexican Stonehenge”. At this site, piles of rocks form strange and enigmatic shapes.
There’s a lot to see and do at Zacatlan de las Manzanas, a beautiful town in central Mexico that awaits for you. As a tip, City Express Apizaco is only 43 miles away, the perfect stop if you’re driving from Mexico City, Puebla o Tlaxcala.