Balneario Aguas Calientes – La Huerta
Marcos and I drove up to La Huerta on highway 80 only with the idea of looking around town and maybe taking a side road or two. What we found was some very nice and helpful people in the Tourist Office (Oficina de Tourismo) just off the Plaza.
We knew about the Petroglyphs but had no idea where they were or how hard to get to. As we expected they suggested a guide, hiking boots and long pants (rock climbing and snakes) … and we were in shorts and sandles.
We asked what else might be interesting and the Balneario was suggested but maybe hard to find. It’s on the same road as the Petroglyphs but further through lots of farm country. After a few wrong turns, meeting a few people and missing the second sign we found it. Actually a very pretty place somewhat like an oasis where the warm water originates from a spring. It’s not well developed and like the tourist office called it, rustico. Swimming is not real safe except in the pool which was empty.
The road leading in
Looks like an oasis
Marcos checking out a small warm pool
Colonial museum in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
Casa de Ignacio Allende is the birthplace of Ignacio Allende, one of Mexico’s great Independence heroes, and it now houses a historical museum. The “Museo Histórico de San Miguel de Allende” has a collection of weapons, documents and other objects that belonged to this independence war hero. Located at 1 Cuna de Allende Street, next to the Parroquia de San Miguel on the main plaza.
Museo Casa de Ignacio Allende
Angahuan is the little Purepecha town that you need to pass through to the Las Cabanas starting point to hike to either Paricutin volcano or the church. It may have been a bit of a drive depending where you started the day and you will most likely have a guide riding horseback along side your car who is unable to take no for an answer. Just don’t let your hurry or distractions keep
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Museo Universitario de Artes Populares
Near downtown Colima, Mexico
This museum is located in a neighborhood known as “La Atrevida,” on the corner of Gabino Barreda and Manuel Gallardo Zamora streets. To get to here from downtown Colima, coming from Torres Quintero Square specifically, you need to walk 7 blocks up Gabino Barreda street. Then you will find the University complex known as “IUBA.” In this complex you will find the Pablo Silva
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San Miguel Viejo and the Casqueros Chapel
On one of those ‘what to do’ days we went looking for an organic farm out past the San Miguel train station. Nice to see and they did have plenty of salad fixings – most of it is sold to stores and restaurants in town.
San Miguel Viejo, just past the farm, is not well defined and not much there except for
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