Attractions in Tequesquitengo, Mexico: What to do and where to go
You can't think of Tequesquitengo without thinking of the multiple water activities offered here. They are the main attraction of this destination and have become synonymous with the name of the town. The popularity of these activities has become so renowned that there are national water skiing competitions, boating races like the Nauticopa, yacht shows and a variety of water-based sporting events. There have also been movies filmed here and the geography has given popularity to the microlights and parachutes, where you can admire a fabulous view of the lake. Nowadays, however, Tequesquitengo is much more than just water activities. You can find incredible spas, restaurants and recreational centers, as well.
Xochitepec Eco-Water Park
This modern attraction in Morelos is located just 20 minutes from Tequesquitengo, with well-kept landscapes that you can find on the Tetlama River's edge. Enjoy nature without leaving the comforts of modern amenities and take part in an interesting program of eco-activities given by professional guides. Come and take advantage of swimming pools, wading pools, the lake and the shores of the river and enjoy nature in all its splendor. Visit Xochitepec and learn about excellent examples of sustainability and harmony between urban life and nature.
All along the lakeshore, there are specialized centers where you can go diving in the lake with expert guides. This is one of the most interesting attractions in the area because you can visit the ruins of the colonial town of San Jose Tequesquitengo, which to this day is still underwater. If you like this sport or would like to learn how to dive, Tequesquitengo is an excellent place to learn.
Along the coast of this destination, there are beach clubs where you can enjoy all the things that the lake can offer. Take part in the sporting activities on, in or around the lake. Or opt to spend the day in the magnificent bars, delicious restaurants or by the beautiful pools. You can also lounge in sunning areas where there is everything you need to have a great time.
In Tequesquitengo, learn how to glide across the water on skis. There are excellent instructors for this exciting sport and they have formed a number of the best Mexican representatives for water skiing on an international level. There are also many hotels that offer free classes so don't turn down the opportunity to work on your form. Feel the adrenaline as you work on your equilibrium and strength as you ski across Lake Tequesquitengo.
Cacahuamilpa (meaning "where peanuts are sown") is a series of mountainous caves which covers a part of the territories of the state of Morelos and Guerrero. From Tequesquitengo, it is 30 minutes away and is promoted as a tourist attraction. The caves also feature stalactite and stalagmite formations and if you look hard enough, you can find shapes that look like as if someone molded animals and human figures out of clay.
Enjoy the age-old favorite activities such as boating, yachting or raft rides or try the thrill for speed as you zip around on a banana boat or go water skiing. Take advantage of all of these activities in Tequesquitengo, where you will find excellent equipment and instructors. Come and have a fun time and relax on the waters of this beautiful lake.
Experience the thrill of free fall in a tandem jump and zip through the air. In five or six minutes, land softly on the ground with a parachute. This is one of the most popular activities for those looking for an adrenaline rush. Trained professionals will prep you for your jump and provide you with the gear needed for this excellent activity. Book your jump ahead of time so that you're guaranteed a spot.
Flights in Ultralight Planes
If you can enjoy the beauty of Lake Tequequitengo from one of the beach clubs, a boat or from your hotel, imagine seeing it from 600 meters in the air. Take one of the options of flying in a microlight and feel free as you admire this spectacular view. This activity is an absolute must so ask in your hotel for more details for these fabulous trips.
One of the day trips that you must do is Xochicalco, located only 20 minutes from Tequesquitengo. This is an archaeological zone that was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. You'll find an interesting museum that explains in depth the culture of this pre-Colombian city and goes into the architecture as well, in particular the ball court and the observatory. Visiting Xochicalco at night is also worthwhile because of the incredible light and sound show.
This is an interesting trip through the most important sites in the life of Emiliano Zapata, hero of the Mexican Revolution. From his birthplace to the battlegrounds to where he fell in battle, learning more about this legendary figure with his bottlebrush mustache is a definite must. Travel through a good part of the state of Morelos, starting and ending the tour in Cuautla, in the Museum House of Zapata, 30 minutes from Tequesquitengo. This trip will not only bring you closer to Mexican history, it will also be a lesson on folk art, architecture and even geography.
Fifteen minutes from Tequesquitengo is this zoo that has more than 1,200 animals and about 150 different species that you can see and touch. Five out of the six sections of the park are accessible by car so you can comfortably feed animals like giraffes, zebras, ostriches, antelopes, rhinoceroses as well as other animals, from behind the wheel. It's open all year around so that you can enjoy visiting these animals in their recreated habitats. There are even elephants and ponies for kids to ride around on. Enjoy a delicious regional cuisine menu in Restaurant Timbuktu.
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