Find a town in the Sierra Norte and go spend a day there. The most famous is Cuetzalan, with its cobbled streets, wet fog, and icy waterfalls, but you can find the same in Xochitlán, just with the added bonus of sunset mountain views. Or go to Zacatlán to eat apples, tlacoyos, and salsa chiltepin. On the way there, you can stop by Chignahuapan to visit the lake, buy some blown-glass Christmas ornaments, and get into the stinky sulfur hot springs. Wherever you choose, you’re sure to encounter gorgeous natural landmarks and have an incredible experience!

I told you there was fog in Cuetzalan.

I told you there was fog in Cuetzalan.

rose Chignahuapan

The view from a church outside Chignahuapan.

Heading back to Puebla from Chignahuapan.

Heading back to Puebla from Chignahuapan.

At the Quetzalapa waterfall between Zacatlán and Chignahuapan.

At the Quetzalapa waterfall between Zacatlán and Chignahuapan.