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If you have an eye for investing, and a magnifying glass to search the globe with, you will stop at Amanalco, Mexico.

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Welcome to “where much water springs”.      That is the meaning of our original name: Nzabí.

Incredibly, Amanalco boasts 435 springs of pristine water.


Mexico City, with its 21 million inhabitants, depends on Amanalco for 30% of its water supply. That’s why the badge of our shield is Where Water Is Born and Expands

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A for Amanalco. Right in Mexico’s economic and political core

Amanalco is located at the very core of Mexico’s economics and politics. We are 90 kilometers from Mexico City, and 40 from Toluca, capital of the Mexican state which bears the same name as our country: Mexico.




Amanalco is adjacent to Valle de Bravo —a favorite weekend getaway for the elite of Mexican society. Many Mexicans shop here for electric cars and luxury boats worth millions of pesos.

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Valle de Bravo. Its famous lake is a dam with capacity for 418 billion liters of water. 70% of this water supply comes from Amanalco.

Amanalco was founded for its medicinal plants. Its forests are nature’s pharmacies

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Amanalco is home to more than 50 healing species
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11, 123 hectares of woodland. Part of our enduring legacy.

Amanalco is a logging model in Mexico. Every year we produce larger wooded areas than the 16,000 cubic meters we cut down.

We have 1,357 hectares of pastures, and 8,950 hectares of arable land (1,181 irrigated, and 7,750 rain-fed).


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Every year we produce one thousand tons of rainbow trout. We have enough water to produce 500 times more.






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Tourism has been steady for decades, despite very little advertising. Visitors from around the world come to fish for trout, go horseback riding, and engage in extreme sports.

Amanalco is a dream destination, perfect for those who are being called back to nature. And it’s not only tourists; the global economy itself is going green.

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Amanalco In A Nutshell

When written history began in Amanalco, the Hñahñú were already here.

Their presence dates back to the prehistoric era. Alleged proof is the following petroglyph of a human footprint, known as “the man of Amanalco”. The Hñahñú of old are the Otomíes of today.

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“Hombre de Amanalco”

The original name of our municipality –Nzabí– should be translated as “where much water springs”.

Continue reading “Amanalco In A Nutshell”

Municipal Presidency

Raúl Quintero serves in the dual role of both municipal president and president of the landowners, creating thereby strong chemistry between the government and people of Amanalco.

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Raúl Quintero has twice won the municipal presidency of Amanalco. First in 2006 as the candidate of the powerful PRD party, and again in 2016 with the lesser known PT party.

Since 2015 Raúl Quintero is president of Amanalco’s Landowners Union Emiliano Zapata.

The people of Amanalco have elected him time and again, and could possibly elect him twice more as their municipal president, extending his commission until 2024.

Raúl Quintero was born in Amanalco. He graduated from the University of the State of Mexico in 1998 with a degree in agronomy, specializing in organic agriculture.

He is married to Teresa Acevedo, with whom he has two children.

People voted for me because they saw in me a trustworthy person to work for the benefit of the community; because they see in me the leadership required to establish order and security in the municipality. A person who creates the conditions for the economic development of the community, and who provides opportunities for all.