Explore ancient ruins, gardens, and other top things to do in Cuernavaca

From the Gothic Mudéjar exterior of Palacio de Cortés to the fascinating carvings throughout the Pyramid of the Plumed Serpents, there are plenty of mesmerizing historic sites to explore near Radisson Hotel Cuernavaca. Looking for family-friendly things to do? Take the kids to Papalote Museo del Niño to learn something new from one of the hands-on exhibits, or let them burn off energy at Chapultepec Ecological Park, where they can also meet reptiles and spider monkeys at the zoo. If you’re here for pure relaxation, you can spend a day sunbathing, swimming, or waterskiing at Lake Tequesquitengo before returning to unwind in your air-conditioned room or suite.

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Jardines de México

14.89 mi / 23.97 km from the hotel
Enjoy a soothing walk through several themed gardens at this vast park. You can also enjoy live performances at the garden’s venue or dine at the on-site restaurant.

Lake Tequesquitengo

13.13 mi / 21.13 km from the hotel
You can waterski or take a hot-air balloon ride at this beautiful lake. For a unique experience, sign up for a dive to see the ruins of San Juan Bautista de Tequesquitengo, a 19th-century town submerged by subterranean waters after an earthquake.

The Museum of Contemporary Indigenous Art

8.76 mi / 14.1 km from the hotel
Roam the halls of this museum dedicated to the work of contemporary artists from 12 of Mexico’s indigenous ethnic communities. Besides admiring the artwork, you can attend a lecture or enjoy a bite to eat in the on-site café.

Chapultepec Ecological Park

8.08 mi / 13.01 km from the hotel
Created around a stream that runs through the city, this beautiful green space offers playgrounds, picnic areas, a petting zoo, and well-kept paths. On hot days, you can also head indoors at the park’s restaurant, planetarium, or theater.

Palacio de Cortés

8.65 mi / 13.93 km from the hotel
Built in the 16th century, this colonial-era palace now includes the Cuauhnáhuac Regional Museum, which features multiple levels of exhibits detailing the history of the area.

Papalote Museo del Niño

9.46 mi / 15.22 km from the hotel
Learn about science, art, and technology at this family-focused attraction that offers an array of hands-on exhibits. The kids won’t want to miss the water features and outdoor play area.

Pyramid of the Plumed Serpents

6.71 mi / 10.79 km from the hotel
Book a tour of Xochicalco, a UNESCO heritage site, to view this impressive pre-Columbian pyramid. Known for the intricate stone reliefs carved into its sides, the pyramid is named for depictions of Quetzalcoatl, an ancient plumed serpent deity.

Teopanzolco Archaeological Site

9.1 mi / 14.65 km from the hotel
Don’t miss this Aztec archaeological site located within the modern city of Cuernavaca. You can explore 14 buildings, including the main platform that supports the remains of two ancient temples.


21.07 mi / 33.91 km from the hotel
Connect with nature and the 1,300 animals that call this preserve their home. See favorites like lions, giraffes, and pink flamingoes during your visit.

Robert Brady Museum

8.61 mi / 13.85 km from the hotel
Explore the home of American artist and collector Robert Brady, where over 1,000 Mexican works of art and artifacts are on display within 16th-century architecture.