Valle de Bravo
From Mexico City, take the metro to the Western bus terminal. Multiple companies run an hourly service to Valle for 100MXN.
From Toluca airport, take a taxi direct to Valle.
Taxis are one of the only ways of transportation in Valle de Bravo. Fares range from 20 (1.50 USD)pesos to 100 pesos (9 UDS). There are also water taxis that take you across the lake.
"Tianguis"(in Valle it is held on Mondays, from 7 or 8 in the morning, til late in the afternoon) is like an outdoor flea market, with many different booths. Alot of the clothing and shoes being sold are used items that have been brought back from trips to the U.S. to sell. There are various booths that sell C.D.s and DVDs, at very low prices but decent quality. There are many booths that sell fresh foods, such as fruits and vegtables, fresh meat, and tortillas. This is also a great place to grab a bite to eat. There are alot of different booths where you can sit down and eat, but plan on getting there early to get a table. And don't worry about getting wet because all the booths are covered with tents. It is really a great place to go in Valle, you can find almost anything. From the guy who does a very good job cleaning and fixing jewlrey for a really low price to the best "carnitas" you will ever have. The people in Valle are very nice! Downtown Valle is very, very beautiful.
In Valle there are tons of different ice cream shops, that have a very wide viarety of different flavors. Also there are ice cream carts in the town square. In my opinion the best kid to try is MAMEY. ( a type of fruit, that tastes like a mix of cantalope and almonds.) The actual fruit is about the size of a mango, but is dark brown in color when ripe. ~~TIP~~ If you buy a "mamey" that is not quite ripe, wrap it newspaper and let it sit a day or two. (Also, U.S customs will not allow this fruit to be brought into the united states even if you remove the pit).
There are plenty of nightclubs in Valle de Bravo that are geared towards tourists and weekend locals.
Lots of accomodations to find at Todo Valle. Already decent accomodation for 2000MXN/week/person. Stay at Meson de Leyendas, a 10 room convent turned hotel. Awesome breakfast, rooms and central location. [www.mesondeleyendas.com]