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Route to the Colima Volcano and the Bays of Manzanillo

Manzanillo, Comala, Guadalajara, Colima, Tapalpa, Sayula

The route begins in the land of mariachi and tequila: Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco. Enjoy the tradition, culture and fun that this modern and at the same time traditional city has for you. Downtown Guadalajara is the most representative place, made up of buildings, temples and monuments that reflect the cultural wealth of the city, such as the beautiful Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral) in which neoclassical, baroque and gothic styles are combined. The cathedral is surrounded by four large squares: Plaza Guadalajara, Plaza la Liberación, the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres and the Plaza de Armas, forming a cross that characterizes the Centro Histórico (Historic Center). Also visit the Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theater), the Biblioteca Iberoamericano (Ibero-American Library), the Templo Expiatorio (Expiatory Temple) and the Instituto Cultural Cabañas (Cabañas Cultural Institute) and savor the delicious tortas ahogadas (a sort of sandwich drenched in sauce) and tequila, both emblematic of the state of Jalisco.

Then the route will take you southwest of Guadalajara, 2000 meters (6,561 ft) above sea level, to the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tapalpa. Here you can visit Las Pilas, the Parroquia de San Antonio (Parish of San Antonio), the Capilla de La Purísima (Chapel of La Purísima) and the Sierra de Tapalpa. Wood is abundant in this region, so the largest artisan production is made of this material such as furniture and carved ornaments, you will also find woven woolen articles.

Continuing along the route you will now reach Sayula. We recommend you take a stroll through its square so you can see its beautiful temples. In the market, savor the delicious soups, try the raicilla and the locally made cajeta.

Now continue to Colima, a beautiful city located between two volcanoes: the Volcán de Fuego (Fire Volcano) and the Nevado de Colima. It is also called the Ciudad de las Palmas (City of Palms) for the large amount of palm trees that adorn its squares and avenues. Stroll through the Jardín Libertad (Freedom Garden) and the Medellín Portal and admire the Cathedral with its beautiful neoclassical facade. Enjoy a pescado a la talla (charbroiled fish) that you will love.

The next destination is Comala, Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) famous for being the place where Juan Rulfo set the novel of the same name. Here you will discover a beautiful town with the beautiful Jardín Libertad (Freedom Garden) to stroll around on, La Parroquia de San Miguel de Arcángel (San Miguel de Arcángel Parish) built 400 years ago, and the Portal Medellín (Medellín Portal). Visit its beautiful haciendas, such as the old Hacienda de Nogueras now converted into a museum. Comala is also an important coffee producer, so you cannot miss a tour to the coffee plantations and of course, a cup of this aromatic drink.

The last stop will be Manzanillo, the main tourist destination in the state. It is made up of two bays and a peaceful environment facing the Mexican Pacific. In addition to enjoying all day on one of its beautiful beaches, you can take a stroll through its Historic Center. When the sun goes down, visit the Boulder Costero Miguel de la Madrid (Costero Miguel de la Madrid Bulevar) where nightly entertainment has many options. Try the delicious dishes based on seafood and fish that are prepared here, which are a true delight.
The route begins in the land of mariachi and tequila: Guadalajara in the state of Jalisco. Enjoy the tradition, culture and fun that this modern and at the same time traditional city has for you. Downtown Guadalajara is the most representative place, made up of buildings, temples and monuments that reflect the cultural wealth of the city, such as the beautiful Catedral Metropolitana (Metropolitan Cathedral) in which neoclassical, baroque and gothic styles are combined. The cathedral is surrounded by four large squares: Plaza Guadalajara, Plaza la Liberación, the Rotonda de los Jaliscienses Ilustres and the Plaza de Armas, forming a cross that characterizes the Centro Histórico (Historic Center). Also visit the Teatro Degollado (Degollado Theater), the Biblioteca Iberoamericano (Ibero-American Library), the Templo Expiatorio (Expiatory Temple) and the Instituto Cultural Cabañas (Cabañas Cultural Institute) and savor the delicious tortas ahogadas (a sort of sandwich drenched in sauce) and tequila, both emblematic of the state of Jalisco.

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Then the route will take you southwest of Guadalajara, 2000 meters (6,561 ft) above sea level, to the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Tapalpa. Here you can visit Las Pilas, the Parroquia de San Antonio (Parish of San Antonio), the Capilla de La Purísima (Chapel of La Purísima) and the Sierra de Tapalpa. Wood is abundant in this region, so the largest artisan production is made of this material such as furniture and carved ornaments, you will also find woven woolen articles.

Continuing along the route you will now reach Sayula. We recommend you take a stroll through its square so you can see its beautiful temples. In the market, savor the delicious soups, try the raicilla and the locally made cajeta.

Now continue to Colima, a beautiful city located between two volcanoes: the Volcán de Fuego (Fire Volcano) and the Nevado de Colima. It is also called the Ciudad de las Palmas (City of Palms) for the large amount of palm trees that adorn its squares and avenues. Stroll through the Jardín Libertad (Freedom Garden) and the Medellín Portal and admire the Cathedral with its beautiful neoclassical facade. Enjoy a pescado a la talla (charbroiled fish) that you will love.

The next destination is Comala, Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) famous for being the place where Juan Rulfo set the novel of the same name. Here you will discover a beautiful town with the beautiful Jardín Libertad (Freedom Garden) to stroll around on, La Parroquia de San Miguel de Arcángel (San Miguel de Arcángel Parish) built 400 years ago, and the Portal Medellín (Medellín Portal). Visit its beautiful haciendas, such as the old Hacienda de Nogueras now converted into a museum. Comala is also an important coffee producer, so you cannot miss a tour to the coffee plantations and of course, a cup of this aromatic drink.

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