A fascinating destination where dreams come true
A land of dreams, colors and beauty which has preserved the authenticity of its Native culture and its colonial charm, the state of Michoacán fascinates visitors with its diversified landscapes and ruins. The cradle of the guitar, it’s also a place where the richness of Mexican craftsmanship shines.
Tree-covered mountains, fine sand beaches, tropical valleys and blue-hued lakes: Michoacán boasts, in a small land area, some of Mexico’s most beautiful and diverse landscapes. The state’s Native traditions and colonial towns are at the root of its celebrity. With an enjoyable, semi-tropical climate, just four hours from Mexico City by highway, Michoacán, one of Mexico’s most typical states, has everything you need!
Along the Pacific Ocean lie still-virgin tropical beaches. The main resorts are Playa Azul, las Penas, Playa Dorada, Caleta de Campo, Maruata, a beautiful, quiet place where turtles go to lay their eggs. It’s an unforgettable, unique, cant miss spectacle.
A bit higher in elevation, there are avocado, mango and other tropical fruit plantations. In fact, the Uruapan area – the worlds avocado capital – produces most of the Hass avocados found around the world!
At 1,500 meters, the Altiplano begins, where the climate is drier but very enjoyable. Strawberries are grown in abundance, especially near Zamora. This area is also where most of the colonial cities are located. Higher up, starting at 2,500 meters and especially in the direction of the state of Mexico, there are pine forests, old mining towns, and near Angangeo, the famous butterflies.