THE BEST WAY
From LAX, Aeromexico, Alaska, Mexicana and United offer nonstop flights to Mexico City. American, Continental and Delta offer connecting flights (change of planes). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $278. From Mexico City, Tepoztlán is about 90 minutes by car. Taxis usually cost $130 to $140 each way.
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 52 (the country code for Mexico) and the local number.
WHERE TO STAY
Posada del Tepozteco, 3 Calle Paraíso, Tepoztlán; 739-395-0010, www.posadadeltepozteco.com. This hotel was converted from a mansion about 50 years ago. Commanding views, meticulous landscaping, restaurant, warm pool. Doubles from $180.
Hotel Amatlán de Quetzalcóatl, Amatlán; 739-395-1880, www.hotelamatlan.com. The hotel is about 5 miles outside Tepoztlán, with a big pool, tennis court, stables, spa services. Kid-friendly. Rooms from $82.
WHERE TO EAT
Sibarita, the restaurant at the Posada del Tepozteco, 3 Calle Paraíso, Tepoztlán; 739-395-0010. (Menu at www.posadadeltepozteco.com.) This is the fanciest place in town, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner entrees from about $6.
El Ciruelo, 17 Zaragoza, Tepoztlán; 739-395-1203, www.elciruelo.com. Large, sophisticated restaurant near center of town with a covered patio and broad mountain views. Dinners from about $6.
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