Even if you have been to Mexico, you probably never heard of the state of Morelos. Morelos is one of the most beautiful and diverse states in central Mexico. You can find anything from small traditional villages to jungles to desert areas. There is so much to explore and here is a short guide of the places you cannot miss. In case you visit from July to September, be prepared for a lot of rain since it is the rainy season. If you need a packing guide, you can find one here.
Cuernavaca is the capital of the State of Morelos. Only an hour outside of Mexico City, you can escape the chaos to this small city that will offer you a much friendlier view of Mexico. The adorable old part of town is a great place to go for a walk, or just sit in the main square and watch the people around you. You can also explore amazing markets, go to beautiful parks or visit museums. If you would like a more detailed guide, check out my city guide here. Aside from the sights, there is also amazing food that will make every foodie happy. I warn you not to look at this food guide hungry.
Located forty minutes from Cuernavaca, towards the east of Morelos, is the adorable little town of Tepozltan. This is the best place to come to experience the traditions and customs of the region. Every Sunday, they have a fantastic food market, where you can buy every fruit and vegetable you are looking for (except for proper lemons, which you can not get anywhere in this country), and you can also eat here, which is delicious. Climb the mountain to see the pyramid and the amazing view. If you would like to know more, you can read about it here.
If you are looking for a relaxing natural place to go, this is it. This protected area is clean, beautiful, and very peaceful. You can bring your food and drinks as long as they are not in glass. The perfect place to spend a day with friends and family. You can swim, rent equipment, lay in the grass, have a bbq, etc. If you would like to know more details about getting here, prices, and more options, you can find it here.
This lake is commonly referred to by the locals as "The Sea of Morelos." Around here, you can spend time swimming, lounging, and enjoying your life at one of the many beach clubs around here. You pay around 300 pesos entrance and can spend the whole day around their private pool and with a gorgeous view. If you come here during the week, they are usually empty. We had the club for ourselves for about half the day when we went on a Friday. It does take about one hour to get here from Cuernavaca, but it is worth a relaxing day close to water.
These are only some of the things you can do in this beautiful state. There are many more options, especially when it comes to visiting more smaller cities, fantastic nature, and meet the most amazing people.
I hope I managed to inspire you to visit Morelos during your next trip to Mexico. If you do visit or have tips, please share in the comments below or on social media.