Mexico City, the national capital, is situated 70 miles (113 kilometers) to the east of Avandaro, while Queretaro is 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the north.
From tourist hotspots to hidden gems slightly off the beaten path, Mexico, Estado de is wonderfully endowed with sights and attractions. You'll also find Villa Victoria, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest, and Zitacuaro 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast.
Approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the east of Avandaro is Toluca, an important regional center which is home to Zacango Zoo, San Carlos Golf Club and Nevado de Toluca National Park. Galerias Metepec Shopping Center, Las Americas Plaza and The Cosmovitral are other good places to visit.
Mexico, Estado de is home to a truly fascinating religious history; learn more at the area's many shrines. Stop off at Mexico, Estado de's popular traditional villages, it's a good way to gain an understanding of the region's fascinating past.
If the weather is fine while here, get outside. Swimming and fishing are two local options. Those adventurous souls looking for action shouldn't miss the chance to test their limits by signing up for a rock climbing or abseiling adventure.
When the time comes to head back to your friends at home, you'll be bidding this special place a fond and teary Adiós (farewell).