Living in Valle de Bravo Is Perfection!

Did you know there is a place in Mexico known as the Hamptons of Mexico?
But it comes at about a 1/10th of the cost of what living in the Hamptons would actually cost you.

I’m talking about Valle de Bravo and it is as charming, exciting, and beautiful as they make them. You’ll find great coffee shops, high-end furniture shops, art galleries, gourmet restaurants, and trendy bars—yet Valle de Bravo retains an old-world charm, through its cobblestone-lined streets and colonial buildings. It’s a nice mix of the old-world charm with the modern amenities.

Valle de Bravo is only a 2-hour drive from Mexico City. It’s known as a place where wealthy Mexicans have second homes because in most cities, having green spaces is rare.

So, a lot of Mexican nationals spend their weekends in the green towns surrounding Mexico City where they either have a second home or stay at an Airbnb or hotels. Mostly for the cleaner air, the open green spaces, and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Last week, we showed you one of these towns- Cuernavaca.

And this week, I’m showcasing Valle de Bravo for you.

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Now, Valle de Bravo is significantly different than Cuernavaca. For starters, it’s much smaller. About 60,000 people live in Valle de Bravo full time. And although they are both charming in their own ways, the vibe in Valle is very different.

Valle de Bravo has a beautiful lake in town. The weather averages 70-75 year-round during the daytime and about 50 degrees at night. Which makes it perfect for water sports.

Valle de bravo sits at about 6000 ft above sea level, so it is temperate and green year-round! It rains about 6 months out of the year, but it stays cool and green as a result.

And there is so much to do and see! From water sports to hikes, to walking around the town, to nightlife! 

So check out our newest video where we show you what it’s like to live in Valle de Bravo and even give you some rental examples. If you want to visit Valle de Bravo and meet with our local relocation expert, check out our COMPLETE Mexico Relocation Guide.

Mariana Lange

Mariana Lima-Lange was born in Mexico and immigrated to the U.S. when she was a child. She spent every summer visiting family throughout Mexico and is very knowledgeable about Mexican culture, lifestyle, and traditions. She is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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  1. Fals says

    Hello , Namaste I am fallon looking for a neighborhood I could rent a low price home for me my pup and my little new born . Can you help ?

    • Mariana Lange says

      Namaste- Yes of course we can help!
      We have various realtors we recommend workjing with that can help you find rentals in your budget depending on the city you are wanting to live in. But the very best and really the lowest cost rentals will most likely be found through word of mouth.

  2. Marcos says

    Is Valle de Bravo a pet friendly town? Are there parks or hiking trails to take your dog for walks? I would appreciate your reply.


    • Mariana Lange says

      It’s a very pet friendly town. Albeit hilly which is something you have to consider.
      But there are a lot hiking spots and green areas

  3. Sandra says

    Could you please post the names of the best communities for Americans in Valle de Bravo? Thanks!

    • Mariana Lange says

      There aren’t any neighborhoods I would say are better for Americans. Valle de Bravo is not very big and there are almost no foreigners living there.
      Instead, what I would recommend would be a private relocation tour in Valle de Bravo so you can learn which area is best for you 🙂

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