Jul 242010
 

According to the book One Hundred and One Beautiful Small Towns in Mexico, by Guillermo García Oropeza and Cristóbal García Sánchez (Rizzoli International Publications, 2008; 280 pp), these places all merit inclusion in the list of the 101 Beautiful Small Towns in Mexico.

Cover of 101 Beautiful Small Towns in MexicoWe will review the book more formally in a future post, since it offers some insights into Mexico’s geography, but for now take a look at the list below, and see if you agree.

Our own list of the most beautiful small towns would certainly include most of these, though we can think of some equally excellent choices which are not included.

Are there other towns that would be on your list? If so, let’s hear about them!

BAJA CALIFORNIA

  • San Felipe
  • Valle de Guadalupe

BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR

  • Loreto
  • Mulegé
  • San Ignacio
  • San Jóse del Cabo
  • Santa Rosalía
  • Todos Santos

CAMPECHE

  • Campeche
  • Edzná

CHIAPAS

  • Comitlán de Domínguez
  • Chiapa de Corzo
  • Palenque
  • San Cristóbal de las Casas
  • Yaxchilán
  • Bonampak
  • Zinacantán
  • San Juan Chamula

CHIHUAHUA

  • Batopilas
  • Creel
  • Hidalgo del Parral
  • Nuevas Casas [Nuevo Casaas Grandes]
  • Mata Ortíz
  • Cuarenta Casas

COAHUILA

  • Cuatro Ciénegas
  • Parras

COLIMA

  • Cómala

FEDERAL DISTRICT

  • Coyoacán

GUANAJUATO

  • Atotonilco
  • Dolores Hidalgo
  • Guanajuato
  • San Miguel De Allende
  • Yuriria

GUERRERO

  • Cacahuamilpa
  • Taxco

HIDALGO

  • El Chico
  • Huasca
  • Mineral del Monte [Real del Monte]
  • Tula

JALISCO

  • Chapala
  • Ajijic
  • Lagos de Moreno
  • Mazamitla
  • Puerto Vallaría
  • San Sebastián del Oeste
  • Tapalpa
  • Tequila
  • Tlaquepaque

MEXICO STATE

  • Malinalco
  • Teotihuacán
  • Acolman
  • Tepotzotlán
  • Valle De Bravo

MICHOACÁN

  • Angangueo
  • Cuitzeo
  • Paricutín
  • Angahuan
  • Santiago Nurío
  • Paracho
  • Pátzcuaro
  • Santa Clara del Cobre
  • Zirahuén
  • Tlalpujahua
  • Tzintzuntzan

MORELOS

  • Cuernavaca
  • Tepoztlán
  • Tétela del Volcán
  • Xochicalco
  • Yecapixtia

NAYARIT

  • Mexcaltitán

NUEVO LEÓN

  • Bustamante
  • Villa de García

OAXACA

  • Cuilapan
  • Arrasóla
  • Ixtlán De Juárez
  • Mitla
  • Monte Albán
  • Ocotlán
  • San Bartólo Coyotepec
  • Santa María del Tule
  • Tlacochahauya
  • Tlacolula
  • Dianzú
  • Yanhuitlán

PUEBLA

  • Cuetzalan
  • Cholula
  • Huejotzingo
  • Tonantzintia
  • San Francisco Acatepec

QUERÉTARO

  • Bernal
  • Jalpan

QUINTANA ROO

  • Bacalar
  • Cozumel
  • Holbox
  • Isla Mujeres
  • Playa del Carmen
  • Tulum

SAN LUIS POTOSÍ

  • Real de Catorce

SINALOA

  • Cósala

SONORA

  • Alamos
  • Magdalena de Kino

TLAXCALA

  • Tlaxcala

YUCATAN

  • Chichen Itza
  • Izamal
  • Uxmal
  • Valladolid

VERACRUZ

  • Coatepec
  • Los Tuxtlas
  • Papantia
  • Tlacotalpan

ZACATECAS

  • Guadalupe
  • Jerez
  • Sombrerete

Mexico’s cities and towns are analyzed in chapters 21, 22 and 23 of Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico. Buy your copy today!!

  3 Responses to “Are these the 101 most beautiful small towns in Mexico?”

  1. I think Dolores Hidalgo is totally boring.

  2. Visited San Miguel de Allende, Dorlores Hidalgo and Quetereo in 2008. They were great places to spend more time than I had time to spend. I was able to get into the factories of tile makers and experienced just how the artwork on tile and clay is done. My car was overflowing with that very important part of what makes Mexico what it is.
    I am so thankful for the experience. My 2000 plus fotos will keep me busy until I can return.

  3. Would love to hear about the types of small business ex pats are engaging in in Mexico et. al. My wife and I bought in Los Cabos (Copala@Quivara) after 15 years investing in time share at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach. I want to sell my business in Marin County CA. of 23 years and start a business in Cabo. Thank you.

    Terry

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