Somewhat of a hidden gem in Mexico, Puebla offers a beautiful destination full of colonial treasures, foodie finds, and a welcoming, family feel. From entertainment to industrial districts, Puebla provides a little something for everyone and many chances to immerse yourself in colorful culture. Puebla is known to be a very relaxed place, so continue on with the local custom, kick back with a traditional Licor de Pasita and find the perfect tranquil IHG® hotel.
Things to See
Representing a true mix of the a city feeling and colonial charm, Puebla is made up of thousands of old historical buildings and churches, such as the San Juan de Letran and Rosary Chapel (Capilla del Rosario). While one can easily fill up days just admiring the architecture of these places along with Catedral Basilica de Puebla, Iglesia de Tonantzintla, and Biblioteca Palafoxiana, there are also must-see museums and restaurants that require visiting. For food and gifts alike, check out the Street of Candies or Zócalo, the main square of downtown that is known for festive people-watching. Puebla is known for wonderful food at places like the Cholula Market, which sells great quesadillas made with fresh ingredients. You may also to visit the Africam Safari, a large zoo featuring more than 3,000 free-roaming exotic animals and hands-on experiences such as feeding giraffes and birds.
For history buffs, the Amparo Museum is a must. This widely-recognized institution features a large collection of art and artifacts chronicling the history of Mexico. Considered one of the most important collections in Mexico, the museum’s pre-Spanish collection dates back to 2,500 BC.
September visitors will find themselves deep in Mexican culture as this month is key for Mexican National heritage. Celebrate El Mes Patrio with Las Fiestas Patrias (Homeland Celebrations), which include La Noche del Grito, el Día de Los Ninos Héroes de Chapultepec, and Mexican Independence Day.
Hotels in Puebla
Puebla is most popular to visit on the weekends and in the month of September, when you may find rising room rates. When you choose an IHG hotel in suburban or downtown areas of Puebla, you can select from a variety of hotels that suit your unique needs. Our Puebla hotels features amenities like fitness centers, meeting rooms, pools, dining, and more.
Where to Stay
Puebla is located between the port of Veracruz and Mexico City, making the city a convenient location to stay in if you wish to explore various parts of Mexico. There are several suburban hotel locations visitors can choose from, such as the growing area of Angelópolis, as well as hotels near the main avenue into the city and close to the airport. Wherever you choose to stay in Puebla, know that you will be greeted by the welcoming, peaceful attitudes of its residents.
How to Get to Puebla
If you choose to fly into Puebla, you’ll arrive at the Puebla International Airport (PBC)—also known as Hermanos Serdán International Airport—which features direct flights from several United States and Mexican cities. Another popular way to get to Puebla is to take the bus from Mexico City from the TAPO terminal or the Benito Juarez International Airport. Once you’re in Puebla, you are likely to need some help from locals to get around, or invest time in some pre-planning. Bus routes are not mapped and can cause confusion, but are not unsafe options for travelling around. Another option is to take a taxi, which are plentiful in the city.