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Welcome to Toluca, the vibrant capital city of Mexico State, nestled in the heart of central Mexico. Famed for its unique blend of traditional customs, culinary delights and a rich cultural heritage, Toluca offers a stunning array of attractions, from the archaic to modern. It is strategically located merely an hour's drive from Mexico City, frames an ideal base for driving tours around the region. The city is surrounded by majestic volcanic mountains, offering breath-taking panoramas at every corner.
As a starter, Zamora’s neighborhood invites you to a journey across time through cobblestone streets and colorful houses reflecting a rich history. Among the highlights, the Cosmovitral Botanical Garden stands out: its awe-inspiring stained glass mural, one of the world's largest, is a must-visit. Your car journey will be incomplete without exploring the Nevado de Toluca, or Xinantécatl, an extinct volcano. An hour's drive from the city, it offers stunning landscapes and hiking opportunities.
Around Toluca, charming villages and towns adorn the neighboring regions, each with a unique personality. Metepec is a 15-minute drive away and is renowned for traditional handicrafts, and finer clay pottery. Malinalco, a one hour drive south, is home to pre-Hispanic ruins beautifully preserved. All these destinations are easily accessible by car, reinforcing Toluca's pivotal role in your Mexican road trip.