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Robb Report

As many of you may know, the Robb Report is recognized the world over as only catering to the very best the world has to offer. From Bentley to Rolex to Magnum Marine, they only report on the best of the best. The following is what the Robb Report has to say about Cuernavaca.

Legendary “City of Eternal Springtime”

Long considered one of the worlds best resorts, Cuernavaca, Mexico is being rediscovered as people worldwide search for security, tranquility and relaxed lifestyle. An hour south of Mexico City at 5,000 feet elevation, Cuernavaca commands a fertile, tropical valley surrounded by ancient mountains. In the distance are the majestic peaks of Popocatepetl (18,000 ft.+) and Ixtaccihuatl(15,000 ft+). Unlike many resorts, Cuernavaca is not a new city. Its history is one of its charms.

Before Europeans “discovered” Mexico, Aztec kings had found this verdant paradise with its natural thermal spas and the best climate on earth. Following them, the Conquistador Hernan Cortes, ruler of all Mexico, chose to build his palace here, where it remains today as a museum. Three hundred years later, another Mexican ruler, Emperor Maximilian of Hapsburg, vacationed on a small coffee plantation, now the state ethno-botanical gardens and museum. Revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata was born in a neighboring town and led his troops through the countryside in the early 20th Century. In modern times, Woolworth-heiress Barbara Hutton, wealthy enough to live anyplace, built a Japanese house and Kabuki theatre which still fascinate visitors.

Fascinating people from the four corners of the world, modern health and beauty spas, old churches and haciendas, sidewalk cafes, a lively arts scene and traditional fiestas, language schools and first rate health care, good restaurants, abundant household help, shopping, tennis a choice of golf courses and proximity to an international airport are a few of Cuernavaca’s attractions.