Photo Tour: Beautiful Malinalco, Mexico

We spent the long weekend (it was a holiday here on Monday) in Malinalco, Mexico. We rented a house for two nights, and when not reading on the patio, we spent time exploring the local pyramid — picturesquely situated on a hill above town — and buying fresh produce at the market. We also explored an avenue south of town flanked with dozens of trout restaurants — they keep the fish in cages in the stream that runs by the street, and cook them up fresh for you.

A couple enjoys the view from one of the ancient pyramids perched above town.

A couple enjoys the view from one of the ancient pyramids perched above town.

A tree with pink blossoms stands over the town.

A tree with pink blossoms stands over the town.

I take in the view (I have to force Brendan to take photos of me, otherwise I am absent from all trip photos.)

I take in the view (I have to force Brendan to take photos of me, otherwise I am absent from all trip photos.)

Brendan on the many-stepped climb uphill to the pyramids.

Brendan on the many-stepped climb uphill to the pyramids.

The house we rented for the weekend. The dog was in love with it, of course.

The house we rented for the weekend. The dog was in love with it, of course.

Charlie enjoying the warm tile.

Charlie enjoying the warm tile.

If it doesn't grow, it's because you didn't plant it.

The garden is less than two years old. The owner told me there's a saying in lush Malinalco: If it doesn't grow, it's because you didn't plant it.

Our purchases from the town market. You don't want to know how cheap and delicious this produce is.

Our purchases from the town market. You don't want to know how cheap and delicious this produce is.

I am really tempted to try this -- the view must be incredible.

I am really tempted to try this -- the view must be incredible.

To see more photos from our trip to Malinalco, go to Malinco, Mexico Flickr album.

If you’re interested in renting a house in Malinalco, here’s one.

20 thoughts on “Photo Tour: Beautiful Malinalco, Mexico

  1. Marc says:

    Hey Joy, it’s starting to seem like you spend half your time in rented villas … where do I get a gig like that? Keep us posted on your NYC visit, if that’s still in the works.

    And Scott Thomas, you really should visit Mexico sometime. It’s an amazingly beautiful country with great people, food, art, traditions, architecture, history, beaches, mountains, blah blah blah …

  2. Mille says:

    hey
    what a wonderful pictures!
    in all my life here i havent been in that place but i will sooner or later.
    its the first time i visit your blog and i found there s a lot of nice pictures. thanks to share those colors with us. and i see my city since other point of view 😛
    have a nice day!

  3. kathy says:

    Hi Joy, My husband and I plan on retiring in Mexico and possibly opening a small B and B. Would Malinalco be a place we should consider? Kathy

  4. James says:

    We are planning to stay in Malinelco for a couple of weeks this fall. We drove by it ten years ago and have been making plans to return. The picture of the house you rented for a weekend was beautiful. Can you hook me up with some contact information for that place?

  5. Joy says:

    For house rentals in Mexico, check out vrbo.com

    I don’t have any suggestions for what to visit, other than what I’ve already posted.

    thanks,
    joy

  6. lil Shorty says:

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  7. ashesha conroy says:

    lovely photos. I’m an australian artist living in Malinalco. My jeweler wife and I run a gallery right in the main Zoccolo. It’s called Rangoli. if you are back in Malinalco sometime stop by on a Saturday night . Malinalco and Mexico are fabulous places to live. I used to live in San Miguel de Allende (actually Cieneguita 15 minutes outside of town)but went from there to this little piece of bliss!

  8. Martin Zehr says:

    I was in Malinalco back in 1992. I stayed at the house of a woman of German heritage married to a government official. They has a spring that bubbled up within their wall-enclosed casa. Right outside of it was a man-made pond and booths where you could get the best tasting trout I ever had. I stayed at the house for several nights. She was the curator of the local Casa de Cultura. I have some pictures of the shrine, the temple and local vegetation and insect life. Nothing has been digitized.

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