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QUAINT LITTLE TOWN SURROUNDED BY LUSH GREENERY

It is located in the heart of the Sierra Madre Occidental amidst a wonderful forested landscape.

Due to the town's location in the mountains at an altitude of 2,067 meters above sea level, its climate is rather cool throughout the year, with an average annual temperature of 16ºC. In the summer months, the temperature can reach up to 27ºC, while in winter, it can drop to 5ºC.

With its mountainous environment, it combines natural beauty with color and tradition. It is distinguished by its houses with white facades and red gable roofs. It is an excellent destination for adventure, recreation, and relaxation.

It is located 132 km (2 hours and 15 minutes) from the city of Guadalajara, 148 km (2 hours and 15 minutes) from the city of Colima, and 251 km (3 hours and 30 minutes) from Manzanillo.

Tapalpa

What to See in Tapalpa

Tourist Attractions in Tapalpa

Plaza Principal (Main Plaza)

To get to know Tapalpa, you can start at the Main Square, with its typical peaceful atmosphere framed by beautiful buildings.

Parroquia de San Antonio de Tapalpa

The Parish is an authentic jewel of colonial neoclassical architecture built in 1650 by the Franciscans. This parish is also known as the "Old Temple," and it is interesting to note that it still preserves its original mesquite floor.

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

The Parish is located next to the Church of San Antonio and was built due to its deterioration. Here, you will also find a small museum of sacred art that exhibits an interesting collection of sacred pieces. On one side, you can also admire an incredible mural by master José Manuel Caballero y Bernal.

Templo de la Merced

The temple is another important religious construction with a predominantly Baroque style, featuring beautiful murals and stained glass windows.

Las Pilas de Tapalpa

One of the things that characterize Tapalpa are its "pilas" (communal fountains), where the inhabitants used to obtain water. These fountains still bear their original names, such as Pila de las Culebras, del Tecolote, del Perro, and La Colorada. Each name is associated with local legends. Each one has its own legends and anecdotes, so visiting them means getting to know part of the town's history.

Hacienda de la Media Luna

Just 10 minutes from Tapalpa is the Hacienda de la Media Luna, a place mentioned in the famous book "Pedro Páramo" written by Juan Rulfo. This hacienda is located in front of a lagoon where you can fish for bass and tilapia.

Fábrica de Papel La Conquista

You can visit the factory and learn about a part of the industrial history of the area. Built in 1840, it was the first factory in the region, and although only ruins remain, you can still see its importance.

La Fundidora

Here, the buildings where various structures were cast and assembled, including the Arcediano Bridge, are preserved. It is located 19 km from Tapalpa.

Atacco

It is a small town worth visiting, as it is where the first Franciscan temple in the municipality was erected, and its ruins still stand.

What to Do in Tapalpa

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN TAPALPA

Enjoy the Comala Waterfalls

Explore the Bola Stones

Delight in La Ceja Adventure Park

Enjoy the Natural Landscapes

There are several natural areas nearby where you can enjoy beautiful landscapes and fun activities.

Las Piedrotas (5 km northwest of Tapalpa) are natural monoliths with whimsical shapes that surprise with their form and size, in a setting of forests and streams where you can practice rappelling, zip-lining, and climbing.

Los Frailes Natural Park (9 km north of Tapalpa) features rock formations that resemble two praying friars, hence its name. It is an ideal site for activities such as climbing, rappelling, hiking, and ATV rides.

Presa el Nogal (8 km from Tapalpa) is a place where you can swim, fish for catfish, bass, and trout, camp, and go boating. A little further ahead (14 km) is El Salto del Nogal, a beautiful 105-meter waterfall surrounded by pine and oak forests, ideal for rappelling, and if you wish, you can immerse yourself in its cold waters. Not far away is the Cascada del Molino, another beautiful waterfall, albeit slightly smaller, where there is a restaurant where you can enjoy not only the food but also a unique landscape.

Have Fun at Ecopark

If you're looking for fun in nature, you can visit Ekopark, located less than 10 km from Tapalpa. It offers 9 zip lines of different lengths, with the longest being 300 m and placed at a height of 25 m, so you'll fly above the treetops. Other activities offered by the park include hiking, climbing, cycling, and ATV rides. It also offers camping areas.

Enjoy the Thrill of Paragliding

Tapalpa has become the venue for one of the main stops of the Paragliding World Cup (PWC), which started in 2002. The competition starts from Cerro del Balcón and uses Las Piedrotas as a landing point.

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