Our home is a cozy, Mexican-style house with two big bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and a studio. It has a fully equipped kitchen, living room with cable TV, WiFi, garage for a small car and a patio with a washing machine. The illumination is great and there are plenty of plants. Best of all, it features a 3rd floor terrace, an ideal spot to have a meal or a bbq, with an amazing view of the valley and the pyramid. There are 3 bicycles available to move around town (cycling is the prefered mode of transportation of the locals).
Our home is located in a small, traditional and cheerful town called Cholula, the oldest living city in the Americas. Cholula is well known for having an archeological site with the largest pyramid base in the world, lots of churches and amazing views of the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. The house is just a few steps away from the archeological site and really close to a couple of traditional markets, San Pedro and San Andrés zócalos (city squares), bars and restaurants. The San Andrés area (5 minutes by bike) is a student town that has transformed Cholula into a multicultural, cosmopolitan spot.
Cholula is part of the Puebla metropolitan area, the fourth largest in the country and famous for its great gastronomy and amazing colonial architecture. Puebla's impressive downtown is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is only 15 minutes away from Cholula by bus. Puebla city is the capital of the State of Puebla.
Our home is an ideal place for any kind of traveler:
If you are looking to travel extensively (or occasionally) around the central/southern region of Mexico, Cholula/Puebla is a great place to set base. By bus, you can get to Mexico City (2 hours), Cuernavaca/Tepoztlán (2.5 hours), Veracruz/Xalapa (3 hours), Oaxaca (5 hours), Chiapas (12 hours). A non-stop bus ride will get you straight to terminals 1 and 2 of Mexico City Airport in 2 hours and Puebla's own Huejotzingo airport is just 40 minutes away from Cholula. Puebla State is also home to several cities that are well worth visiting (Cuetzalan, Atlixco, Huachinango) For more info, visit http://www.puebla.travel/en/ . And check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr7uGgl40QU
For the food-savvy traveler, Puebla and Cholula are a must. Puebla has seen the birth of national treasures like the mystical Mole sauce and the Chiles en Nogada. One can savour these delicacies in traditional markets or upscale restaurants in the city.
You can also come to relax and immerse yourself in a small town life with the perks of a larger city a few minutes away or the grandeur of the country’s capital a couple of hours away. If you are looking for natural spots for relaxation or extreme sports, the Zapoteco mountain is located right in Cholula.