Lake Avandaro

Vacation Travel Guide
Toluca

Try the diverse array of watersports on this scenic lake, wander through the forest and explore quaint villages and parks.

Lake Avandaro is a large water basin enclosed by the picturesque green hills of the Mexican countryside. It is an area full of waterfalls, dense woodland and varied topography. Rent a boat for a ride on the water and capture photos of the scenic landscape.

Select from a range of boats and Jet Skis to take out on the water. Sunbathe on the shore with friends and family and cool down with a swim in the lake. Consider water-skiing, sailing and fishing here.

These surroundings are popular for campers and mountain bikers. Go horseback riding on trails along the perimeter of the lake. Trek through the fir and pine forests that surround the lake and enjoy the serenity and closeness to nature. Lay down a blanket on the shore and have a picnic with views of the scenic water.

A little south of the lake is the peaceful and picturesque Velo de Novia park in the town of Avandaro. See the spectacular Velo de Novia waterfall from a wooden terrace in the park. Listen to the soothing sound of water rushing over the rocky river bed and snap photos of your family in the foreground. The waterfall plunges 115 feet (35 meters).

Explore the charming central plaza of Valle de Bravo on the lake’s eastern shore. It has quaint, cobbled streets, adobe buildings and artisanal markets.

Read about the famous Rock and Wheels music concert that took place here in 1971. It is known as Mexico’s version of Woodstock. Parking, lodgings and restrooms are provided by the ecological park around the lake.

Lake Avandaro is about a 50-mile (80-kilometer) drive west from the city center of Toluca, which should take less than 90 minutes. Several small towns surround the lake, including Avandaro, El Cerrillo and Valle de Bravo. Visit nearby sights, such as Bosencheve National Park and the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve.

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Top Hotels Close to Lake Avandaro

Hotel Misión Grand Valle De Bravo
Hotel Misión Grand Valle De Bravo
3 out of 5
Fontana Brava s/n Col. Avandaro, Valle de Bravo, MEX
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $111 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Situated in Valle de Bravo, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from La Cascada, Valle de Bravo and within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Avandaro and Sanctuary of Santa Maria ...
4/5 Very Good! (602 reviews)
"The cascade and river"

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Hotel Misión Grand Valle De Bravo
El Santuario Resort & Spa
El Santuario Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Carretera a Colorines Km. 4.5, Valle de Bravo, MEX
The price is $200 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Lake Avandaro and within 6 mi (10 km) of Artisan Market and Saint Francis of Assisi Church. Central ...
3.9/5 Good! (412 reviews)
"The property is just and amazing place carved into the side of a mountain. Beautiful location with a lot of amenities and a good restaurant on site. The facility is also super clean and heated pools."

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

El Santuario Resort & Spa
Casa Estilo Mexicano en Valle De Bravo. Vista al Lago
Casa Estilo Mexicano en Valle De Bravo. Vista al Lago
Valle de Bravo, MEX
Located in La Pena, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Lake Avandaro, Artisan Market, and Saint Francis of Assisi Church. Central Square and Museum ...
Casa Estilo Mexicano en Valle De Bravo. Vista al Lago
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Lake Avandaro

Collection O Hotel Valle Bonito
Collection O Hotel Valle Bonito
2.5 out of 5
Porfirio Diaz 105, Valle de Bravo, MEX
The price is $25 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Collection O Hotel Valle Bonito
Hotel Misión Grand Valle De Bravo
Hotel Misión Grand Valle De Bravo
3 out of 5
Fontana Brava s/n Col. Avandaro, Valle de Bravo, MEX
The price is $111 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Hotel Misión Grand Valle De Bravo
El Santuario Resort & Spa
El Santuario Resort & Spa
4 out of 5
Carretera a Colorines Km. 4.5, Valle de Bravo, MEX
The price is $200 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
El Santuario Resort & Spa
Casa Estilo Mexicano en Valle De Bravo. Vista al Lago
Casa Estilo Mexicano en Valle De Bravo. Vista al Lago
Valle de Bravo, MEX
Casa Estilo Mexicano en Valle De Bravo. Vista al Lago
LUJO ABSOLUTO! Casa espectacular
LUJO ABSOLUTO! Casa espectacular
Valle de Bravo, MEX
LUJO ABSOLUTO! Casa espectacular
Cinco Rodavento
Cinco Rodavento
3.5 out of 5
Calle 5 de Mayo #111, Col Santa Maria Ahuacatlan, Valle de Bravo, MEX
The price is $114 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Cinco Rodavento
Hotel Avandaro Golf And Spa
Hotel Avandaro Golf And Spa
3.5 out of 5
Vega Del Rio S/N, Fracc. Avandaro Valle de Bravo, Valle de Bravo, MEX
The price is $160 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Hotel Avandaro Golf And Spa
Casa LAS Vistas. Oferta Especial. Paisaje, Tranquilidad, Comodidad, Ubicación
Casa LAS Vistas. Oferta Especial. Paisaje, Tranquilidad, Comodidad, Ubicación
Valle de Bravo, MEX
Casa LAS Vistas. Oferta Especial. Paisaje, Tranquilidad, Comodidad, Ubicación
Sweetest Suite in Valle
Sweetest Suite in Valle
153 Jacarandas La Peña, 153, Valle de Bravo, MEX
The price is $230 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Sweetest Suite in Valle
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.