WELCOME TO OB INTERNATIONAL’S AMERICAS’ STAFF SYMPOSIUM 2020

Fall 2017: October 27-30 | Spring 2018: TBA

We are so happy to be hosting OB International Americas’ Staff Symposium 2020 in our beautiful, little town of Valle de Bravo.

We’re located about 2 hours west of Mexico City by car or by bus. Surrounded by mountains, a lake and wonderful views, Valle de Bravo is visited every year by thousands of tourists searching for the serenity of the forest, the fun of the lake, outdoor activities and just the beauty of the place.

If you decided to arrive early to Mexico City or to Valle de Bravo, here are some suggestions for you to sleep, eat or enjoy fun activities during your stay.

MEXICO CITY
It’s the largest urban nucleus of the Mexican Republic, and also it’s the main political, economic, social, academic, financial, business, tourist, cultural, communications, entertainment and fashion center.

The most trendy areas are Condesa, Colonia Roma and Polanco, which you should miss and where you can find a great number of hotels where you can stay right in the middle of the action!

What to do in Mexico City

1.  Museums
Two of the most visited are the Anthropology Museum or the Wax Museum. If you are interested in Mexico’s history, this is a must see!

2. Ride on trajinera in Xochimilco
There are several piers from which you can enjoy a ride on a trajinera through the Xochimilco canals. The Nativitas, Zacapa and Las Flores Nativitas are considered the most traditional and have extensive facilities: parking, craft markets and restaurants.

It also highlights the beautiful aesthetic that represents the construction that houses the Manantiales Restaurant and the proximity of the Nativitas Forest and the Flower and Plant Market of Madreselva . The Fernando Celada, Cuemanco and Puente de Urrutia piers allow you to travel through the channels that make up the Protected Natural Area, in a quiet environment and in full contact with nature. Here you can see migratory and endemic birds of Xochimilco; as well as other attractions of great ecological importance.

3. Wrestling
Considered the second most popular sport in Mexico, preceded by football, or the third behind the box; Wrestling is a show full of drama that deserves to be seen live.

In Mexico City there are two arenas that offer this show full of lights, hostesses but also a lot of sport and theatricality: Mexico and Colosseum. You can buy your tickets in Ticketmaster.com.mxor a 4 hour tour on Tuesdays or Fridays: Turiluchas(turiluchas@gmail.com).

4. Centro Histórico
If you want to explore the oldest and most charming neighborhood of the capital, make sure you cover this top 10 of things to do in the CDMX Historic Center:

Places worth a visit

  • Plaza de la Constitución. Better known as the Zócalo, this gigantic plaza is the symbolic heart of the nation – for a reason, most marches and demonstrations end here. It concentrates multiple attractions such as the Government Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
  • Templo Mayor. Of the Great Tenochtitlan, almost nothing remained, apart from the remains of what was once its most important building. The twin temples of the Tláloc and Huitzilopochtli gods were converted into an impressive museum worth visiting.
  • Candy Shop Celaya. The oldest candy shop in the city – it opened in 1874. Between the exquisite traditional sweets and the place itself, full of old and beautiful finishes, you will come out in love. Mirador de la Torre Latino. The view of the CDMX that you definitely can not miss, period.
  • Franz Mayer Museum. Not only is it home to the largest decorative art collection in Mexico, it also hosts temporary exhibitions such as the World Press Photo.
  • Café de Tacuba. Since always, this place is one of the main meeting points in the center of the CDMX. Delights such as freshly baked shells and mole poblano have maintained their impeccable reputation for many years.
  • Memory and Tolerance Museum. One of the most impressive of its kind, this museum promotes tolerance by representing several episodes of universal history in which human rights were violated. It is a profound experience that invites reflection.
  • Palacio de Bellas Artes. As beautiful on the inside as on the outside. Also remember to take a walk through the Alameda Central, on one side of this building.
  • MUNAL. We are not sure which one is more spectacular: the building itself, or the art collection it houses.
  • Garibaldi. Whether you want to have tequila, the sound of a good mariachi or visit the famous Tequila and Mezcal Museum, this square is an essential stop on your tour of the Historic Center.
  • Polanco – Condesa – Roma: This is the most trendy area in Mexico City where you can find nice shops, all kind of restaurants, bars and pubs for the night.

Where to stay in Mexico City

Mexico City Hostel
http://www.mexicocityhostel.com

República de Brasil 8, Centro Histórico, México City.
+52 (55) 5512-3666/5512-7731
reservaciones@mexicocityhostel.com

Suites Ganges
Río Ganges 32, Col. Cuauhtémoc
+52 (55) 5533 8955

Gran Hotel de la Ciudad de México

https://granhoteldelaciudaddemexico.com.mx

16 de Septiembre 82, Col. Centro
+52 (55) 1083 7700

Stayinn Barefoot Condesa

Juan Escutia 125, corner with Zamora, Col. Condesa
+52 (55) 6286 3000

City Express Centro Histórico

República de Uruguay 45, Col. Centro
+52 (55) 8852 5000

VALLE DE BRAVO

Named Pueblo Mágico in 2005, Valle de Bravo is located 156km south-west from Mexico City.

In 1947 an artificial dam was built as part of the Cutzamala Hydroelectric System which supplies water to the Metropolitan Area: Mexico city and Toluca. Eventhough this is not working any more, the “lago”, as everybody know it, is a tourist attraction where water activities and extreme sports are carried out, and as a whole it forms with the town Colonial style located high in the mountains ecosystem harmony, which provides an aesthetic delight to its visitors.

Where to stay in Valle de Bravo

Posada San José

Calle S. José 103, Centro, 51200
Valle de Bravo, Méx.
+52 (726) 262 0972

La Hostería del Pueblo
https://www.lahosteriadelpueblo.como
Bocanegra 400, Centro, Valle de Bravoo
(726) 262-1114o
reservaciones@lahosteriadelpueblo.como

Mesón de Leyendas 

mesondeleyendas.com

Bocanegra 405, Centro Valle de Bravo
+52(726) 262 4414
mleyendas@gmail.com

Hotel Puesta del Solo
Calz. Santa María 119, Centro, Valle de Bravoo
+52 (726) 262 2472o

Loto Azul Hotel
https://www.lotoazulhotel.como
Av. Tizates, Col. Barrio de Otumbao
+52 (726) 262 5702o   reservaciones@lotoazulhotel.como

CINCO Rodavento
http://www.cincorodavento.com/hotel

Calle 5 de Mayo 111, Sta Maria Ahuacatlan, 51200 Valle de Bravo, Méx.
+52 (726)688 5076

Hotel Avándaro, Golf & SPA 
hotelavandaro.com.mx

Avenida, Vega del Río s/n, Avandaro
+52(726) 266 0370

Airb&b – We suggest that you search for rooms or properties in the center of Valle de Bravo, as it is the best location to walk, shop, eat.

Best Activity Guides

Alas del Hombre
Paragliding   +52 (726) 262 0934o
www.alas.com.mx  

Noé
Paraglidingo   Whatsapp +52 1 (722) 239 1837-

Valle Aventura  Kayak rentals
+52 1 (726) 616 5810o   https://www.valleaventura.com

Vive Valle
Paragliding, horse riding, bike rental, stand-up paddle, etc.
+52 (726) 110-1246 – WHATSAPP (55) 6359 4721o
vivevalle.mx

Volareo
Paragliding, bike rental, sailing, biking, cimbing and rappel, etc   www.volarextreme.com  

Massage

  • Jim Starr – chiropractoro
  • Dalia – physiotherapisto
  • SPA @ Loto Azul Hotelo
  • SPA @ Hotel Avandaro

The most popular sites:  

  • Velo de Novia waterfallo
  • La Gran Estupao
  • Monte Alto
  • Shopping and eating in Santa María
  • Jardín Central
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