Cuernavaca is the capital and largest city in Morelos, and is located about a 1 hour and 30 minute drive south of D.F. A lot of foreign students study here. Made famous to the English-speaking world through Malcolm Lowry’s novel “Under the Volcano.” The weather is perfect and the women are welcoming. Is it worth a trip? Let’s find out!
DATING IN CUERNAVACA
About the same chance you’d have in Aguascalientes. A little higher maybe. The biggest problems you’ll run into here is the fresa (rich girl) complex and breaking into a social circle. You’ll be able to leverage your exotic status a bit – assuming you don’t look too Latin – but not as much as in other cities; a lot of foreign students here and it’s a tourist town. Girls in Cuernavaca are friendly for the most part if you’re not overly aggressive and look half-decent. I found superficiality pretty strong here though, so if you’re a good-looking chap with beginner Spanish and an inch of charm, you’ll do just fine.
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WOMEN IN CUERNAVACA
There are some drop-dead gorgeous women in this place that could go toe-to-toe with the best of Guadalajara. However, they are fewer and farther between than the aforementioned. Also, rich vacationers from nearby Mexico City and other nearby cities may be upping the average. I’d say on the whole girls are better than Puebla but not as good as Monterrey.
LEARNING SPANISH IN CUERNAVACA
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IS CUERNAVACA SAFE?
Despite recent news of pesky drug cartels battling for territory, Cuernavaca still remains safe for tourists. Still, best to stay out of any sketchy looking areas, most of which are a good distance from the centre. Standard precautionary measures will suffice.
RENT AN APARTMENT IN CUERNAVACA
$400.00 will do you just fine for a 1 bedroom apartment near the centre of Cuernavaca.
NIGHTLIFE IN CUERNAVACA
Decent bar/club infrastructure to satisfy weekend-warriors flooding in from Mexico City. Many located on Plazuela del Zacate Street (around the zocalo). Most bars/clubs in Cuernavaca are packed full of beautiful women from both Cuernavaca and Mexico City’s more affluent citizens. Nightlife in Cuernavaca will run you about $7 cover and an excruciatingly long wait if you happen to be male. If cover charges and sexist bouncers aren’t your thing, there are enough low-key options to wet your beak.
I recommend: Bora Bar. Can feel a bit exclusivo if you’re not in the hip crowd, but still fun.
COST OF LIVING IN CUERNAVACA
The following data is from Expatistan, a crowdsourced database of prices and cost of living around the world. In our experience, the data tends to underestimate cost of living, so take the following as the minimum you might need to live here.
*Figures are listed in USD
You’ll need a minimum of $863 USD/month to live in Cuernavaca, Mexico
A good place for both long and short-term stays. The city is aesthetically pleasing, safe, and only an hour or so bus ride from Mexico City in case you get bored…which you eventually will unless you are studying or working full-time.
OVERALL RATING: 7.25/10
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