One more highlight in Teotihuacan: Hot Air Balloon Flight
With 4,000 flights a year, the industry of hot air balloon ascents has gradually consolidated in the taste of travelers and passers-by who visit Teotihuacan and San Martin de las Pirámides, Mexican municipalities that share the nomination of Magic Town since 2015.
This activity, which saw its beginnings with balloon festivals in 2003 and 2004, was gaining followers until, in 2005, began independent flights that today are part of the tourist attractions that can be enjoyed permanently, taking off from the vicinity of the Pre-Hispanic City of Teotihuacan.
Undoubtedly, this is an experience that attracts the attention of national and foreign tourists who wish to admire, from the heights, one of the most important archeological sites in Mexico and the world.
This activity annually registers the ascent of 25 to 30 thousand passengers, who seek to live the emotion of rising to great heights in an imposing globe and contemplate this marvel of urbanism and architecture, catalogued, since 1987, as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Currently, six companies offer this service, employing approximately 200 people who work daily to meet a high demand for flights, which is continuously increasing at an accelerated rate of 15 to 25 percent per year, which augurs a sustained growth.
Both San Martín de las Pirámides and Teotihuacán have archeological and cultural attractions that, together with their accommodation, handicrafts and gastronomy, make this place a must for visitors to the State of Mexico.