Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Los Manantiales de Zacualpan Balneario

Los Manantiales de Zacualpan Balneario Ecoturístico

Colima, Colima. - The Springs of Wellness Ecotourism Zacualpan are known to the inhabitants of the region as Ojo de Agua The Cobano. It is the sum of efforts and intentions of the Federal Government through the National Commission for Indigenous Peoples Development Commission, the State Government through its Ministry of Tourism and the City of Comala. They all cooperated in the planning, organization and operation of sustainable project that guarantees the preservation of the environment, employment for generations and social development.

Zacualpan is part of the municipality of Comala and is located off the Villa de Alvarez road to Minatitlan. Activities there include observing ecosystems, camping, farm tourism, craft workshops, photography, rural and recreational areas.

The town of Zacualpan is located on the slopes of Cerro Grande in a deep river valley. From the streets you can see across the river the towering walls of the canyon clearly showing the successive layers indicating forgotten eruptions over thousands of years. Most of its nearly 3,000 residents are officially Otomi although they lost their language and traditional dress but in many ways retain their Indian identity.

It is the only population of the state which recognizes communal property. Its festival for it's patron St. James the Apostle is held in January. The main economic activity is agriculture, livestock and services, and with special mention the cultivation of plums.

Zacualpan Map

Zacualpan valley

Los Manantiales

Los Manantiales

Friday, June 08, 2012

Big changes at Hacienda Nogueras

Last time I was there they had just started the renovation of the old sugar mill that later became a essence of lime factory. The walls completed, roof has been raised and the inside very nicely finished. This was done with the help of the University of Colima who plans to use the facilities.

The Alejandro Rangel museum next door has expanded to include his paintings, prehistoric Colima art and a number of old tools and equipment left over from the sugar factory

Mill from Eco gardens

Inside sugar mill

Alejandro Rangel museum

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Hacienda San Antonio

The elegant Hacienda de San Antonio in Colima is set on 500 acres of picturesque grounds, with gardens, orchards and a 5,000-acre coffee plantation rolling toward the foot of the Volcan de Fuego.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Nevado de Colima National Park closed

The department of Civil Protection and Fire has closed the National Park as of February 3rd due to snow and ice on the access roads. Accumulations of up to 45 centimeters have been measured at higher levels. Today the park roads reopened but only to vehicles with four wheel drive.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Fiestas Charrotaurinas - Villa de Álvarez - 2012

The full schedule is a little sketchy but the offical opening day of the festivities is Feburary 10th. The main arena events begin at 4:30 in the afternoon and will be on February 15th and 22nd .    Many other activities around the area over the two week period.

Tickets will cost from 350 to 700 pesos and will be sold starting today in the Casa de Piedra, Hotel Misión, oficinas del Patronato de las Fiestas Charrotaurinas, zapatería Patria y en la Presidencia Municipal.

Villa de Álvarez, Colima, Mexico
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Colima is a state in western Mexico. It shares its name with its capital and main city, Colima, Colima. Colima is a small state, sharing a border with the Mexican states of Jalisco to the north and east, and Michoacán to the south. To the west Colima borders the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the capital city of Colima, the state's main cities include Manzanillo and Tecomán.

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