Mezcala Island, Guadalajara

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  • To get from Chapala are around 20-30 minutes, the road is not in the best condition but it is very lonely. You get to Mezcala and go to the town square where the boatmen are offering the trip to the island, the people on the island are not over 7 km. I want to assume that "the guides" that go with the boat are not duly affiliated to the Ministry of tourism, because his lack of training is evident at all times and it is noteworthy that they are minors; so I recommend find a guide while in Chapala or even from GDL. This is a tremendous area of opportunity where SECTUR should begin to work for if you want to stimulate the endogenous local development and make tourism a dynamic engine of the economy of these small towns it is essential that you have fully trained staff. From the island of the prison you can enjoy its spectacular views around the Chapala Lake, as well as the ruins that remain of what once was a prison, a cemetery and a church, among other things. By insignificant as it may seem, this island was part of the insurgent movement.
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  • We were three entire families by boat only medium of getting the only part of Mexico that the Spaniards could not put foot
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  • PONCITLÁN - MEZCALA approximately an hour of Guadalajara (65.6km) is the beautiful municipality of Poncitlan, a place that does not let you surprise, stunning views, variety of species, history, indigenous culture, buildings and friendly people, as well as hotels, restaurants, municipal market of typical and regional food and tourist guides trained to talk about one of the greatest tourist attractions of State "The Mezcala island". Amazing place that holds a great story of struggle, an insurgent port you should know. On a tour boat arrive at the presidio or Mezcala Island, with an area of 25 hectares, its nahuatl name is Tlalquetepetlque (island of rock and Earth). The remains of monumental buildings are constructions made in the period (1812-1816). As well as strong House and the criminal who is commanded to build the 21 may 1819 by viceroyal order inaugurated in 1826, arrived at which inmates of Nayarit, Michoacan and Jalisco, taking life until 1855, and today used as field of chayote. A destination with momentous history, if you are looking for a place to visit this option you'll love, spectacular views, an introduction to the history, imposing constructions, a space to fill up with energy and then return by boat to Poncitlan to visit some of its restaurants and sample cuisine like caldo michi or broth catfish, carp between other meals birria and of course the Cabanes , although it is a bread originating in Spain, it has become a culinary tradition of the most deeply rooted in this river town, since the recipe comes from Spanish bakers ancestors, it has a sweet taste with a touch of cinnamon, Bon Appetit... Good trip!!! I loved it
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