Atlixco-Metepec Vacation Center: what are the services it offers at affordable prices

This site is located in the town of Atlixco. (Photo: IMSS)

The holiday period of minors is just around the corner and many families take advantage of this break to visit some places inside or outside the country. Even the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) has some Vacation Centers to enjoy at affordable prices.

According to the IMSS, these are four spaces for healthy coexistence and fun for the whole family. Considered destinations full of history and tradition located in Morelos, Puebla and Tlaxcala.

The areas have different categories of lodging that have services such as restaurants, spas, recreational areas, children’s games and recreational activities. This time we will focus on the Vacation Center Atlixco-Metepec.

In the Magical Town of Atlixco there are several activities.  Photo: Secretary of Tourism
In the Magical Town of Atlixco there are several activities. Photo: Secretary of Tourism

What services does the resort offer?

It is a beautiful site immersed in a forest, located in this Magic Town of Atlixco, in the state of Puebla. In this charming place you will be able to admire the Popocatépetl volcano in the middle of nature, in addition to giving you the opportunity to carry out other activities such as sport fishing.

It is a safe camping area with more than 10 thousand square meters of green areasand capacity for at least 600 people installed in 150 tents, where there is also a shower area, an area for bonfires, dressing rooms, children’s games, and more.

According to information from the institute, it also has a spa that includes a wading pool, 2 heated indoor pools, 2 outdoor pools with 2 slides, beach volleyball courts, basketball and soccer-7 courts, bathrooms with dressing rooms, fast food outlets, a restaurant, a coffee bar and various attractions.

In addition, it offers spaces for holding social events and conventions, since it has 24 work rooms with different capacities and set-ups, an Expo Room and an Auditorium for 220 people, a hardwood court and an open-air theater.

In Mexico there are several corners to discover.  (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
In Mexico there are several corners to discover. (Photo: Cuartoscuro)


Atlixco is one of the most colorful and ideal towns to connect with nature. It is approximately two hours and 30 minutes from Mexico City. It is a destination located in the state of Puebla, rich in trees, fruits, flowers and plants to admire everywhere.

Tourists will be able to appreciate an unparalleled act of the so-called bird men, or traditional dances that the Atlixquenses usually perform, as well as enjoy the multicolored festival that they carry out to thank mother earth for the favors of the year.

In this place you can also admire the Popocatépetl volcano, visit the ex-convent of Carmen, the Church of La Merced, the Chapel of the Third Order, among others.

Tourists will be able to pamper their palate with dishes such as: typical cecina of the region, consommé, mole, tlacoyos, handmade tortillas, and more.

How to get?

The transfer in this case will have to be done by the Mexico-Puebla highway. The price of the booths will be at least 150 pesos one way. Due to the distance, the price of gasoline will also be approximately 500 pesos round trip with a 4 cylinder car.

It must be remembered that in Mexico there are more than 130 Magical Towns, which offer their visitors dreamlike landscapes, recreational activities, archaeological and cultural sites, and more. Even good news is that there are several of them that are very close to Mexico City or in the State of Mexico. These are very nice places to visit.


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