Valle de Bravo offers high quality handicrafts made from local materials such as wood, clay, wool and leather. They can be found in many stores along Calle Pagaza and at the handicrafts market (Mercado de Artesanias) on Avenida Juarez.
The lake was formed in 1955 when a dam was built creating a reservoir for water supply to Mexico City. A tour round the lake is very enjoyable and you can also take part in waterskiing, sailing and kayaking.
It’s well worth taking a walk around the Main Square and surrounding streets. Here you will find the San Francisco of Assisi church as well as central kiosk and you can sit on one of the square’s benches and enjoy an ice cream. There are also many fine stores along Pagaza selling high quality wares and local handicrafts.
Visit the Archaeological museum where you will find local artifacts, the Casa de la Cultura and Casa Gironella with works by the artist of the same name.
Beautiful views of the lake and town are possible from the Monte Alto or El Divasadero viewing points. From here you can also enjoy a parasailing experience over the lake in tandem with a qualified instructor.
Valle de Bravo is ideal for relaxing the body and mind and you can take part in a retreat at Casa de Oración Maranathá, pamper yourself at a local spa or enjoy a Temazcal. There are also two Stupas you can visit in the surrounding area.
The surrounding hills and forest are great for mountain biking and motocross or ATVs, as well as horseback riding and hiking. Valle de Bravo is also a World Class paragliding destination with international competitions and events held every year.