I was traveling by car to Cuetzalan, in the northern tip of the Mexican state of Puebla, when I saw the hotel along the highway, just five kilometers before Cuetzalan, coming from Puebla City. The owner, Eduardo, instructed one of his employees to show me the place. The hotel has a private parking, pool, a restaurant and seven independent villas, each one with a living room and fireplace, two bedrooms and a bathroom. The place is over a hill and you can see the valleys below, surrounded by mountains. Eduardo offered me a special price because I was traveling alone and on the weekdays. For just 400 pesos (38 dollars) I could get a villa for one night, wood for the fireplace, continental breakfast, a welcome cocktail and a guided tour to a nearby waterfall and the cave of Cohuatichan. The price is higher on weekends and holidays, but I think it is worth it. Before the fall of the night, I traveled to Cuetzalan, took some photos and returned to the hotel.
It took me some effort to ignite the wood because it was a little humid, but it was part of the fun. The cocktail was made of a regional wine called “Yolixpa”, a sort of primitive tequila perfumed with herbs.
After a good night in my bed, I woke up with the dawn and birds singing. The view was impressive. The ferns and the grass were covered with dew. The valley bellow was covered by clouds, which were slowly climbing towards the hotel.
The breakfast was very good, with natural orange juice, home made bread and an excellent coffee. The young and helpful waiter, Lucio, was also the tour guide. He gave me a long stick to help me in the walk and began our one-person tour. Despite I slid and fell twice, it was worthwhile, because I visited a cascade and the cave of Cohuatichan, an almost lost place between the dense vegetation and some coffee plants. In our return we took a shorter road until the highway, where Eduardo picked us up in his van. I would highly recommend the tour, but do not forget to bring appropriate shoes and please give a good tip to your guide (I gave him 100 pesos, about 9 dollars).
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