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Peter


Dec 27, 2009, 6:02 AM

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Does anyone have info to relate about Valle de Bravo, Edo de Mexico? I passed through there once about three years ago enroute from Zitacuaro, Michoacán to Tejupilco, Mexico. The place was eye-catching and I had to stop to look around briefly. It is known for hang gliding where the fliers launch from the surrounding hills out over a punchbowl lake presummably flying to the other side.

Leaving there it was a short hop out to Hwy 134 that runs from Toluca out to Ixtapa. They were widening the road three years ago and now it is probably a full-blown autopista all the way to the coast. I'm curious if anyone here has travelled that way more recently.

I couldn't get any of my Mexican friends to go along with me. They cited problems with police and other things about Edo de Mexico. Truth is that most locals I know seldom travel anywhere which is probably more the reason for declining the journey. Anyone here had good or bad experiences travelling through there?


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TigerTonio


Dec 27, 2009, 1:24 PM

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Re: [Peter] Valle de Bravo

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I stayed in Valle de Bravo with friends Mexican friends from Morelia last year and we had a great time. Take a lake tour and see some of the beautiful houses on the perimeter. A little chilly at this time of the year. Problems with police in estado de Mexico? Not me. It's a gorgeous state.


Peter


Dec 28, 2009, 7:01 AM

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Thanks for that tip, I'll make a point of revisiting sometime and take the tour. I only stumbled on Valle de Bravo by accident when looking for a way of avoiding Toluca and seeing some backroads places but it is apparent I didn't find a low-rent district there.

I had no trouble at all with the police and it was a very nice trip. I enjoyed Tejupilco very much as well and was made to feel quite welcome by the family I visited there. I met two sisters from that town while they were working on a catering truck in California. Their visas would expire and they returned to Mexico, I promised to visit them in their hometown. The two sister's names were Mari y Juana, very beautiful both of them, and I guess their parents had a sense of humor.


Papirex


Dec 28, 2009, 7:53 AM

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Re: [Peter] Valle de Bravo

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Before we moved to México permanently my wife used to need to make a trip home once per year for two or three months every year for medical treatment. On one of those trips she visited a longtime girlfriend in Valle De Bravo. Her friend worked for a bank and had been transferred there.


She told me that at that time, many retired Mexican government officials and other well-to-do Mexicans lived there and they had very good police protection, and the crime rate was very low. It was also an expensive place to live at that time.


I have never been there myself so I have no idea of what the conditions are there now. It seemed to be a little too cool in the winter and out of the way from where we like to be to consider living there for us.


Rex
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mexliving

Dec 28, 2009, 5:17 PM

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Re: [Papirex] Valle de Bravo

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i was just talking to a buddy last week about VALLE DE BRAVO... simply beautifull... i would say an upscale community.

you can find the very few rentals through www.vrbo.com
 
 
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