Magical Pueblos

  • Port

    Manzanillo, Mexico

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD

    Price between $0-$50
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 7 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Discover the magical pueblos (old towns) of Mexico. Start with a scenic drive to famous Nogueras, where you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. The vegetation and narrow streets of this very picturesque small village are quite stunning.

Visit the Nogueras Museum that is housed in an old, colonial-style Mexican hacienda.

A drive through the famous Magic Zone is an uncommon experience. From a distance you will see the impressive active Fire Volcano and the dormant Nevado de Colima (weather permitting).

At an old, local coffeehouse, the owner will demonstrate the roasting process and you can do some tasting. You will love the smell of freshly made coffee.

Head over to the local bread bakery to observe the baking process.

Next up is Comala—a mixed-race town where the fusion between the pre-Hispanic culture of the west and the colonists has jointly influenced the inhabitants’ lifestyle. This intriguing blend has been preserved and enriched for more than five centuries. Since the 1960s, the town of Comala has been known as the White Town of America.

Enjoy a Mexican botana (snack lunch) and two beverages here. In 1988, the State of Colima declared it Historical Monument and in 2002 it became part of the Magical Pueblos initiative led by the Federal and State Tourism Offices.

After lunch, head back to Manzanillo.

Notes:

Wear comfortable shoes; bring extra film and a light jacket. This is a trip into old Mexico and is not commercialized.