Iron Roamer, Brian Thiessen, at the Mayahuel restaurant looking out over the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, Mexico.

San Sebastián Xolalpa and the Pyramids of Teotihuacán

After killing the weekend in my inexpensive hotel in Toluca, I was really looking forward to going to San Sebastián Xolalpa and seeing the pyramids of Teotihuacán.

It was just a short ride threw Mexico City to get there. I was apprehensive about riding through the infamous traffic of Mexico City. It really wasn’t that bad though. Of course I just stuck to the freeway.

Mayahuel Restaurant

I arrived early at San Sebastián Xolalpa where my hotel was at. So I decided to ride the ring road around the park where the pyramids were located and check out restaurants. I had done some research on Tripadvisor and was on the look out for a restaurant called Mayahuel.

I wasn’t disappointed. What a cool spot to gaze onto the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacán.



I just sat there for a long time enjoying the view, tourists coming and going (many of these were Oakland Raider fans whe came up for the NFL game in Mexico City), and of course the food.




Awesome chips and salsa. Observe the salad Carllee 🙂

Eventually it was time to go to my hotel. But I so much enjoyed relaxing there.

San Sebastián Xolalpa

The hotel I booked was in San Sebastián Xolalpa. The first thing you notice when riding through the town is that there are hardly any cars. I think I almost saw as many horses on the streets as cars driving. And the people just walk on the streets.


The population is only 5000 people. Of course it has a little town plaza but with the requisite nice church.


Telpochcalli Hotel & Temazcal

The hotel I booked as Telpochcalli Hotel & Temazcal. It is only a 4 room hotel. The owner Elizabeth was so nice. It had a huge yard with soccer nets and places just to go sit and relax.



The room was nice even though the hot water was in short supply.

Like many places in inland Mexico, there was no heat of air conditioning in the hotel. On this particular night I could have used some heat. It got down to around 6 C. I was freezing and went to sleep in my clothes.

My Route for November 21, 2016


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