Things to Do in Puebla, Mexico

Travelers may find the most exciting recreational activities for unforgettable vacations within and out of Puebla City. From the most relaxing massage to the most spectacular air view flying on a paragliding, not to mention the golf and mountaineering activities, all this should leave everlasting memories on visitors.


In Puebla City and nearby areas, enthusiasts of this fancy sport can find excellent private and public courses adapted with modern facilities, framed by amazing landscapes.


Puebla City features several perfect places that can offer relaxing body treatments. Spending vacations among health and relaxation it’s something you can encounter with multiple therapies, including: several massage types, thermal water with natural minerals, reflexology, reductive and facial treatments, face pack, outdoor Jacuzzi, steam, pressure bath, warm stones and rain drops, temascal and holistic relaxation, mud face pack, aroma-therapy and thermal hydro-therapy in private swimming pools.


Only 23 kms away from Puebla you find Tzicatlacoyan, there are expert guides that can lead you to grottos and caves, there you may discover stalagmites, stalactites, rivers, springs and galleries. The underground world offers fantastic landscapes made of stone. It’s recommendable taking along safe equipment, and plenty of lighting items.


For those who appeal to heights, we recommend visiting the National Park Izta-Popo, only 55 km away from the city. It is a place where you find peaks of up to 5,000 meters above the sea level; these places are known as “El Pecho” and “La Cabeza”, which make up the “La Mujer Dormida Hill” form (sleeping woman). Some places offer restrooms and dining service, besides the beautiful views of a setting covered by pine and Encino.

The Malinche national park is perfect for the mountaineering activity, located 35 kms away from the city. It reaches up to 4,460 meters of height, where tourists can appreciate an amazing landscape of encinos, pines and oyamel among rocks and glens. There are two mountain routes that require a guide to spend the night at a lodging area and then carry on with the journey the next morning to finally reach the top.


In Cantiles located 16 kms away from Puebla; climbing and rappel fans will find rocky formations with walls that reach heights of up to 40 meters. This extreme sports’ paradise features over 60 geology routes. You can find all the information and guiding you need in the city of Puebla.

Paragliding and Balloon Flight

Extreme sports by Air allow tourists to admire views from several feet high and feel the excitement, they are simply unforgettable, and you may experience all that at the best places in the surrounding areas of Puebla.

A little less than 10 kms away, you reach San Andres Cholula where there is a school that provides training and sets up paragliding flights as well; in the San Bernardino Chalchihuapan Hill only 16 kms away from the city, there are also paragliding flight instructors. Tourists can experience this activity in both places that deliver nothing but unique memories.

In the Paulco Valley 145 kms away from Puebla, you can find balloon flights; you get to depart from this community and enjoy from a splendid view of the sierra, waterfalls and forest, in a peaceful environment with a height of up to 80 meters.


Nearby Puebla city you can find two ideal sites to practice sport fishing. The Amatzcalli Club of Metepec 40 kms away from the city of Puebla, it was one of the first vacation centers in the country where high technology is applied for the sport fishing; in this place you may catch rainbow trout fish. In the Amatzcalli Club of Chautla, only 30 kms away and within the facilities of the former hacienda of Chautla, there are two lakes that are venues of three annual tournaments, one for trout fish and two for bass fish; the latter ones are distinguished due to that participation of couples and children, which promotes the family entertainment.


The Apulco River, located 40 minutes away from the magical village of Cuetzalan to the north of Puebla with the best elements to practice river rafting, this activity earns high popularity due to the adrenaline rush that is experienced. All along the journey you may appreciate a great variety of tropical vegetation and multiple waterfalls; the levels of water current: class II and III combine intensity and safety in the water, which makes this activity even more attractive, in top of that, it can be performed along with your family.