It bears the name Calvillo in honor of its benefactor. Its origin can be traced back to the settlement of a group of Nahua Indians in San Jose de Huejucar, which means “place of willows”. Later, Don Jose Calvillo, owner of the San Nicolas Hacienda, donated land for the town’s founding. This municipality is located within the province of the Sierra Madre Occidental.
The magic of Calvillo ascends to heaven in the prayers to the Señor del Salitre and is jealously guarded in the second largest dome in Latin America. The Garden of Eden can be found in the Los Alisos and Cienega waterfalls. History lives on in its former haciendas such as La Labor and el Sauz; and in the Malpaso Dam; families strengthen their ties in healthy coexistence. The magic of this municipality lies in its festivals and traditions. In its guava orchards, open-work embroidery and the flavors of its encanelados, chamucos, empanadas (pasties) and ates (candied fruits), but most of all, in the work performed by its people, which constitutes its main attraction.