Pahuatlán Puebla Magical Town | Where to Go and What to Do

Pahuatlán Puebla
Magical Town

Where to Go & What to Do

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To get to Pahuatlán, one must go deep into the Sierra Mágica, crossing valleys and ravines to this small Pueblo Mágico.

The trip is also a journey through time. The inhabitants of this region have managed to keep their way of life and their Nahuatl and Otomi traditions intact.

Many indigenous traditions are still preserved in this town, such as the use of witch doctors to alleviate various ailments and heal the spirit.

The area is known for its traditional curative and for its rich craftsmanship, as its inhabitants continue to make the oldest paper in the country: amate paper.

Pahuatlán Puebla Magical Town | Where to Go and What to Do
Pahuatlán Puebla Magical Town | Where to Go and What to Do

Cobblestone streets, the red of the tiles contrasting with the green of the hill; traditional embroidery and chaquira work; fruits, vegetables, coffee, huaraches and medicinal plants in the Sunday market.

Pahuatlán was part of the Totonacapan lordship, proof of which is the traditional Danza de los Voladores (Dance of the Flyers) that continues to be performed in this place.

The area is known for its wealth of handicrafts, amate paper, pottery, wood crafts, and embroidery, with products such as toquilla necklaces, embroidery and wool fabrics, basketry, carved wood and saddlery.

Mexico City | What to do and see in CDMX Activities in Pahuatlan Puebla

Top 10 Attractions

  1. Parish of the Lord of Santiago
  2. Pahuatlan Viewpoint in the Community of Ahíla
  3. Beneficio de Café de Don Conche Téllez
  4. Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Suspension Bridge
  5. St. Paul the Apostle Church
  6. Localidad de San Pablito – Where the Amate Paper is made
  7. Municipal Market
  8. Main Square
  9. Koatl Great Zip Line
  10. Honey - Cascadas Paraiso Ecotouristic Center

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Pahuatlán is one of the magical towns in the state of Puebla, a tourist destination that stands out for its natural beauty, as it is surrounded by valleys and ravines.

Here the pre-Hispanic tradition of amate paper and the aromas of coffee will envelop you.

It is also very close to Honey Ecotourism Center and its 10 waterfalls.

Pahuatlán was part of the Totonacapan lordship, proof of which is the traditional Danza de los Voladores (Dance of the Flyers) that continues to be performed in this place.

Many indigenous traditions are still preserved in this town, such as the use of witch doctors to alleviate various ailments and heal the spirit.

The area is known for its traditional curative healing and for its rich craftsmanship, as its inhabitants continue to make amate paper, which is considered one of the most important handicraft techniques in the country.

By Car from Mexico City: The fastest route is to take the Mexico-Piramides 132D highway to Tuxpan Veracruz, your exit will be marked as Acaxochitlan and this will take you to your destination (Trip: 2:30 hrs - Cost: 183 pesos at Casetas).

By bus:

  • By bus it can be reached from the Puebla Bus Station and from the Tulancingo Bus Station. 
  • From Mexico City you can get to Tulancingo through the Terminal de Autobuses del Norte.
  • There are also local transportation routes that connect the towns of the Sierra Norte with departures from smaller towns in both Puebla and Tlaxcala.

The main handicraft product is the amate paper, in addition to the skill for its elaboration, the artisans have designed varied products in which they mix modernity and tradition.

You can find centerpieces, folders, lampshades, notebooks, screens and more.

You can also find the chaquira embroidery that shows the creativity of those who live in the communities of this Magical Town.

Where is Pahuatlán Puebla located?

Distance Pahuatlán and Other Cities

City
Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
Pachuca Hidalgo
88 Km | 55 Mi
1 Hora 45 Minutos
Mexico City
160 Km | 99 Mi
2 Horas 40 Minutos
Tlaxcala City
162 Km | 101 Mi
2 horas 40 Minutos
Poza Rica Veracruz
165 km | 103 Mi
2 Horas 55 Minutos
Puebla City
195 km | 121 Mi
3 Horas 20 Minutos

From Pahuatlán to other Magical Towns

City
Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
Huauchinango Puebla
59 km | 37 Mi
1 Hora 25 Minutos
Huasca de O. Hidalgo
68 km | 42 Mi
1 Hora 45 minutos
Xicotepec Puebla
80 km | 50 Mi
1 Hora 55 Minutos
Chignahuapan Puebla
81 km | 50 Mi
1 Hora 40 Minutos
Zacatlán Puebla
93 km | 58 Mi
2 Horas

Official Tourism Site

Marvel at the splendor of its elegant colonial buildings, streets and flavors that live up to its nickname "City Of the Angels".

A legend is responsible for this beautiful city being known as Puebla de los Angeles.