Zacatlán de las Manzanas

Zacatlan de las Manzanas, mostly known as Zacatlan, is a city that was recognized as a Magical Town in 2011, for the mixture of cultures, beautiful buildings of colonial architecture and nature.

Its name comes from the Nahuatl language which means “place where grass abounds”, which was subsequently named as Zacatlán de las Manzanas for being a city that produces this fruit of great importance.

What to do in Zacatlan

In Zacatlan you will find assorted things to do during your trip. Walk the streets and visit the monuments to the clocks or escape to the apple orchards to learn how these delicious fruits are sown and harvested.

El Mayab Estate

Located in the town of Tomatlan, this ranch is ideal to learn about the process in which apples are grown, as well as other fruits such as pear and peaches are harvested.

Cider Cellars of Zacatlan

In downtown Zacatlan you can make a visit to Bodegas Delicia, where apple cider and soda are produced. Here you can also buy wines, creams and artisanal jams produced from peach, blueberry and blackberry.

Zacatlan Main Square

An iconic place of this Magical Town that occupies a giant clock covered by flowers, and where many tourists and local people come to take hundreds of photographs everyday.

Franciscan Conventual Complex

Located a few meters from the Monumental Clock of Zacatlan, this enclosure offers a sample of a beautiful colonial architecture, with old brick floors.

Santa Cecilia Square

This monumental square is located very close to the Franciscan Convent, where local artisans arrive everyday to offer their products, including clay vases, embroidered clothes and objects created from totomoxtle (corn leaf).

Attractions in Zacatlan de las Manzanas

  • The Three Falls Waterfall, which together have a height of 270 meters, is ideal for relaxing and spending a day among nature camping or enjoying outdoor activities.
  • Practice cycling or go horseback riding in the Valley of the Piedras Encimadas.

Gastronomy and Culinary Tradition of Zacatlan

During your trip to Zacatlan try the exquisite bread that is prepared daily in local bakeries, where you can also find the traditional cheese bread. Do not forget to try the delicious cider and the authentic apples of Zacatlan.Take a tour through Zacatlan de las Manzanas on your next trip to Puebla and learn about the history that protects the constructions of this important Magical Town.