Next Destination: Cuernavaca

Published Date Author: , March 24th, 2011
by Andie, La Nuestra, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
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When you fly to Mexico City, you will certainly enjoy the history, sights, and the gay nightlife of the “big city”. But when you are ready for an escape, take an air conditioned and very comfortable “Pullman of Morelos” bus down to the “Ciudad de Primavera Eternal,” the city of Eternal Spring.

Lesbian Cuernavaca, MexicoAs the bus travels down the autopista and your ears start to pop due to the change of altitude be sure to look out the window to see the wondrous changes of scenery once you leave Mexico City. You’ll still notice some huge billboards for a while, but slowly you will gaze upon mountains, farm land, and pine trees. After an hour and a half, you will arrive in Cuernavaca.

Cuernavaca is a small city that has everything. And it all is easily accessible from the centro, (the center) the main part of town, where there is a large “zocalo.”

Cuernavaca NativeThis is the meeting place for sitting on benches and listening to the strolling mariachis, as well as the location of all the festivities and musical events. From here you can take the well known ‘tourist bus’ that gives you a historical narration and takes you around the city so you can get your bearings.

The colors will delight you! Enjoy the blooming trees and shrubs from bougainvillea, jacaranda, tabichines and much more. Need a Starbucks fix? Not a problem; there are 3 of them.

The choices of restaurants are amazing from a simple 40 peso “comida corrida”(a fixed price meal) to 5 star dinning experiences. Make sure you experience the famous “La Mananitas” Hotel and Restaurant to see the peacocks strolling in the gardens, have a cocktail and enjoy the afternoon.

Cuernavaca CathedralThe city has so much to offer a tourist. The Jardin Borda is a gem with gardens, walking paths, a cafe, and Museum. In the summer beautiful musical concerts are held outdoors. You will visit the famous 16th century cathedral on the corner of Avenida Morelos and Hidalgo.

The reknown Robert Brady Museum (pictured at the top of this article) is housed inside the walls of an ex-convent. (Nezalhualcoyotl and Hidalgo – very close to the cathedral. The Palace of Cortes (his summer palace) is now a history museum and in walking distance from both the cathedral and the Robert Brady Museum. And don’t miss the Mercado – a huge labyrinth full of items from shoelaces to wonderful fruits, vegetables, meats and, of course flowers.

Don’t forget to take a tour of the Route of Zapata or have a delicious lunch at an ex-hacienda such as ex-Hacienda de Cortes.

Cuernavaca has been home to many a star of stage and screen as well as authors and artists such as Leonard Bernstein, Helen Hayes, and Barbara Hutton.

Take a break from your reality! Savor your escape!

La Nuestra, CuernavacaAnd where will you stay? We suggest that while in Cuernavaca you make a reservation at La Nuestra Bed and Breakfast. Nancy and Andie have owned and operated La Nuestra for 7 years and always enjoy meeting people from around the globe. They have hosted people from as far away as Europe and as near as Mexico City, where many residents love to come to “vacation for the weekend” to enjoy the good food, beautifully and comfortably appointed rooms, warm pool and gracious hosts. Andie and Nancy offer their guests some of the best American style breakfasts this side of the border. Put on your sandals and shuffle over to the pool-side dining area for your morning delight. Fresh squeezed orange juice, a special blend of coffee, fresh fruit and a hot course which could include baked eggs, omelets, pancakes or French toast. If you want a lighter fare, they are happy to accommodate your request.

Cuernavaca is a resort city without the ocean. La Nuestra has a lovely, huge, solar heated pool, surrounded by a garden of palm trees, and other tropical plants and flowers which flourish in the city of eternal spring. You will also find lovely lounge chairs around the pool, an outside computer for your use, a cozy hammock. You will find six gay night spots within a 35 peso taxi ride, but once you arrive at La Nuestra you may just want to “chill”, kick back and do very little. The currently “hot” spot is called Gula – Gula at 1006 Zapata (777) 372 1187). While in the centro there is Engima -where you can catch a drag show. Salazar 34 (777 183-9353). There are 2 big movie theaters usually showing blockbuster movies (each has at least 10 theaters), or you can go into the Centro for a light meal, and attend the local theater for a concert or dance program. If the ocean beckons, Acapulco is a 3 hour bus ride away on a very comfortable air conditioned; bathroom equipped bus. Andie and Nancy can also offer suggestions for the many day trip options from Cuernavaca, including the silver city of Taxco and the mystical town of Tepoztlan.

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Robert HOWELL said on April 11, 2011, 2:49 pm:

The Brady Musuem is a little gem of Mexico. Brady, the son of wealthy Americans who were happy to have their eccentric alternative-life-style son live outside of the states. He entertained famous guests such as Josephine (the Banana) Baker and many others. He bought and converted a portion of church owned property into his little charm of a home filled with antiques and quirky art.

My favorite Museum in Mexico

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