Tourists may find it comfortable to visit Toluca during the summer season. Toluca has warm summers and dry winters. The summer season from March to June has an average high temperature over 23°C. Toluca’s cultural festivities include the Festival de Danzas with a variety of regional dance shows, held on March 21.
The rainy season lasts from mid-June to October. The month of July experiences thunderstorms during the days when the precipitation is high. The wet season in Toluca may keep tourists at bay but it is also the time when visitors can get cheap flights to Toluca and discounted hotel tariff.
The winter season in Toluca starts from December and lasts till February when the average high temperature goes below 20°C. The nights are cold during winter with sub-zero temperatures. But Toluca is home to various cultural and religious festivities that take place thorough out the year. On Fridays a flea market literally clogs the streets of Toluca. So expect huge crowds during this time and also as may families from Mexico City travel through Toluca to visit the countryside.
Toluca, also known as Toluca de Lerdo, is the capital of Mexico State. Though the city is known today for its developed industrial sector, it was an important cultural centre during the pre-Columbian times. Situated at an altitude of 9,000 feet (2745 m), it is surrounded by picturesque settings that include the Nevado de Toluca- one of the highest volcano in the country and La Marquesa Park nestled in the beauty of the mountains.
Also known as La Bella (the beautiful) the central area of the city showcases exquisite colonial architecture belonging to the 19th century. This culturally rich city is an attractive destination to explore museums, art galleries, shopping plazas and arcades. The Plaza de los Mártires in the centre of the town has the Palacio de Gobierno and the excellent cathedral built in the Neo-Classical architectural style.
After Mexico City, Toluca comes second in the number of museums present in the city. The Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes), Museum of Natural Sciences (Museo de Ciencias Naturales), and Numismatics Museum (Museo de la Numismática) are among the long list of interesting museums that are worth visiting.
Toluca is also known for its cuisine that includes its famous dish “chorizo”, a local sausage and popular dishes such as “tacos de plaza” and “tacos de carnitas” made from pork.
With one of the finest taxi system that has nearly 5,000 taxis, it is easy to just wave at a taxi on any major street and reach your destination with ease. The city also has a huge bus terminal that is well connected to any place in the north, south or west.
Toluca has an international airport (TIA) that serves major airlines and many private jets. The airport is 32 miles (52 km) from Mexico City and with a number of authorised taxis and shuttle services operating from the airport it is easy and convenient to reach major areas in the city and nearby places.