Things to do in Contepec, Michoacan Mexico

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Among the many reasons people visit Hotel Hacienda Cantalagua is the chance to experience the attractions and activities of Michoacan, Contepec, Mexico. Below, you will find popular things to do just a short drive from the hotel. 

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  • Tepetongo Waterpark distance:33kmthe hotel

    WaterPark Tepetongo

    Located along the lake, the Tepetongo Waterpark is perfect for families and friends looking for a wet n' wild day in Toluca (Contepec), Mexico. Cool off in the wave pool, challenge yourself to great heights on the Velociraptor, let the kids splash around in the Children Aquadomo or participate in a fun family game of volleyball. Other services include a restaurant, camping areas, lockers, taco bar, souvenir shops and more.

    Located along the lake, the Tepetongo Waterpark is perfect for families and friends looking for a wet n' wild day in Toluca (Contepec), Mexico. Cool off in the wave pool, challenge yourself to great heights on the Velociraptor, let the kids splash around in the Children Aquadomo or participate in a fun family game of volleyball. Other services include a restaurant, camping areas, lockers, taco bar, souvenir shops and more.

  • World Farmer and Zoo

    People Feeding Animals From Van

    Take the family for a fun-filled day at the World Farmer and Zoo, where they can enjoy a visit with animals such as ponies, goats, bulls, exotic birds and bunnies. Visitors may also experience a rock climbing wall, swings, go-karts, beautiful greenhouses and educational workshops, where they can learn how to make pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread).

    Take the family for a fun-filled day at the World Farmer and Zoo, where they can enjoy a visit with animals such as ponies, goats, bulls, exotic birds and bunnies. Visitors may also experience a rock climbing wall, swings, go-karts, beautiful greenhouses and educational workshops, where they can learn how to make pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread).

  • El Oro (Magical Town)

    El Oro (Magical Town)

    An old and important mining town, El Oro ('Gold') has conserved a natural charm that continues attracting visitors. With its French neoclassical Juarez Theater and the art nouveau-influenced mural at the Government Palace capturing the attention of those who venture here, there's always more history and past to discover hidden among the town's cobbled streets.

    To fully discover the warmth and happiness of the inhabitants of El Oro, you must take part in the “Carnaval de Cuaresma” (Lent Carnival). Among costumes, processions and fireworks, kings are crowned and the “quema del mal humor” (burning of the bad mood) is performed. Don’t miss the chance to eat at “El Vagon”, a restaurant fitted out in the back of a station wagon. You can also visit Teatro Juarez, where the great tenor Enrico Caruso used to sing, and the Museo de Mineria (Museum of Mining) to look into the depths of the mine tunnels.

    An old and important mining town, El Oro ('Gold') has conserved a natural charm that continues attracting visitors. With its French neoclassical Juarez Theater and the art nouveau-influenced mural at the Government Palace capturing the attention of those who venture here, there's always more history and past to discover hidden among the town's cobbled streets.

    To fully discover the warmth and happiness of the inhabitants of El Oro, you must take part in the “Carnaval de Cuaresma” (Lent Carnival). Among costumes, processions and fireworks, kings are crowned and the “quema del mal humor” (burning of the bad mood) is performed. Don’t miss the chance to eat at “El Vagon”, a restaurant fitted out in the back of a station wagon. You can also visit Teatro Juarez, where the great tenor Enrico Caruso used to sing, and the Museo de Mineria (Museum of Mining) to look into the depths of the mine tunnels.

  • Angangueo Magical Town

    People Posing for Photo at Angangueo Magical Town

    Hidden away amidst the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range in Michoacan is the town of Angangueo, a small, traditional village with a rich mining history. This place is ideal for spending a few quiet days entrenched in the culture of Michoacan. You can wander its steep, cobbled streets, visit its gothic church, admire its mountainous landscape and enjoy “artisan” ice cream in the town square, to name just a few of the things you can do. If that wasn't enough, the village receives millions of Monarch butterflies from Canada every year. A visit to the nature reserve, where pine and fir trees abound, is a once in a lifetime experience that no visitor will regret. A trip to Angangueo is not complete without trying the local delicacies. The best option by far is the typical markets and restaurants that surround the main square.

    Hidden away amidst the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range in Michoacan is the town of Angangueo, a small, traditional village with a rich mining history. This place is ideal for spending a few quiet days entrenched in the culture of Michoacan. You can wander its steep, cobbled streets, visit its gothic church, admire its mountainous landscape and enjoy “artisan” ice cream in the town square, to name just a few of the things you can do. If that wasn't enough, the village receives millions of Monarch butterflies from Canada every year. A visit to the nature reserve, where pine and fir trees abound, is a once in a lifetime experience that no visitor will regret. A trip to Angangueo is not complete without trying the local delicacies. The best option by far is the typical markets and restaurants that surround the main square.

  • Cuitzeo Magical Town

    Cuitzeo Magical Town

    The name of this Magical Town means 'places of jars' and has to do with the huge lake of the same name. Its location has allowed a degree of isolation over the years and so the former Santa Maria Magdalena (Saint Mary Magdalene) Convent has not been significantly altered. The preservation of many of the town's traditions makes the trip a wonderful journey through time.

    Cuitzeo, Michoacan, is a quiet village situated on the banks of the second largest lake in the country, Lago de Cuitzeo (Lake Cuitzeo). In the village square, where you can taste delicious ice cream and admire the basketwork displayed by the local artisans, stands the Ex-Convento de Santa Maria Magdalena, built in the 16th century. The restaurants offer traditional “mole de guajolote” with tortillas, several varieties of “tamal” and fresh silversides. Find time to take a walk by the lake, which is home to a wide biodiversity, or visit the Tres Cerritos archaeological zone.

    The name of this Magical Town means 'places of jars' and has to do with the huge lake of the same name. Its location has allowed a degree of isolation over the years and so the former Santa Maria Magdalena (Saint Mary Magdalene) Convent has not been significantly altered. The preservation of many of the town's traditions makes the trip a wonderful journey through time.

    Cuitzeo, Michoacan, is a quiet village situated on the banks of the second largest lake in the country, Lago de Cuitzeo (Lake Cuitzeo). In the village square, where you can taste delicious ice cream and admire the basketwork displayed by the local artisans, stands the Ex-Convento de Santa Maria Magdalena, built in the 16th century. The restaurants offer traditional “mole de guajolote” with tortillas, several varieties of “tamal” and fresh silversides. Find time to take a walk by the lake, which is home to a wide biodiversity, or visit the Tres Cerritos archaeological zone.

  • Tlalpujahua (Pueblo Mágico)

    Man Giving Flowers to Girl at Tlalpujahua (Pueblo Mágico)

    Tlalpujahua enchants with the secrets held in its streets and mines. A mountain town where the air is fresh and pure, its cobbled streets are lined by businesses selling all kinds of crafts: from Christmas balls, holiday items, and decorations to feather art, pottery, and stone fountains.

    Bring enough money so that you can buy all kinds of handicrafts in the one and only Casa de Santa Claus, a place that has a huge number of locally produced decorations. You will also find handcrafted ceramic, the most extensive selection of bobbles in all shapes, sizes and colours imaginable. Visit La Casa de las Conservas (The House of Preserves) or enjoy a delicious coffee at La Terraza. Visit the Presa Brockman and climb onto a horse or quad bike; jump on a boat and go fishing for bass or appreciate the jeep-driving skills of the more intrepid among us.

    Tlalpujahua enchants with the secrets held in its streets and mines. A mountain town where the air is fresh and pure, its cobbled streets are lined by businesses selling all kinds of crafts: from Christmas balls, holiday items, and decorations to feather art, pottery, and stone fountains.

    Bring enough money so that you can buy all kinds of handicrafts in the one and only Casa de Santa Claus, a place that has a huge number of locally produced decorations. You will also find handcrafted ceramic, the most extensive selection of bobbles in all shapes, sizes and colours imaginable. Visit La Casa de las Conservas (The House of Preserves) or enjoy a delicious coffee at La Terraza. Visit the Presa Brockman and climb onto a horse or quad bike; jump on a boat and go fishing for bass or appreciate the jeep-driving skills of the more intrepid among us.

  • Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

    Monarch Butterflies

    As a World Heritage Site, the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary is located in Sierra Chincua. It’s a popular tourist attraction because it contains most of the over-wintering sites of the beautiful and unique monarch butterfly. Visitors can enjoy this rewarding experience from November to March every year. 1h 56min away from Hacienda Cantalagua to El Rosario Sanctuary. More Info: http://ow.ly/X0tyQ

    As a World Heritage Site, the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary is located in Sierra Chincua. It’s a popular tourist attraction because it contains most of the over-wintering sites of the beautiful and unique monarch butterfly. Visitors can enjoy this rewarding experience from November to March every year. 1h 56min away from Hacienda Cantalagua to El Rosario Sanctuary. More Info: http://ow.ly/X0tyQ

  • Morelia

    Two Individuals Riding Bikes Through Morelia

    Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 for its well preserved colonial buildings and historic center layout, Morelia is a popular stop for most tourists visiting this central part of Mexico. Visitors can experience the House of Crafts, the breathtaking Sanctuary of Guadalupe, the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) and Conservatorio de las Rosas, which holds numerous free concerts and performances throughout the year.

    Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 for its well preserved colonial buildings and historic center layout, Morelia is a popular stop for most tourists visiting this central part of Mexico. Visitors can experience the House of Crafts, the breathtaking Sanctuary of Guadalupe, the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) and Conservatorio de las Rosas, which holds numerous free concerts and performances throughout the year.

  • Templo del Carmen

    People Sitting on Ground Outside Templo Del Carmen

    For those who have a passion for historic churches and 18th-century architecture, Templo del Carmen is the perfect attraction to visit while on vacation in Toluca (Contepec), Mexico. As the Parish Church of Tlalpujahua, this history-rich attraction features a Baroque portal of two levels, significant religious statues, twisted columns, a Neoclassical construction of a famous altarpiece and 18th-century art.

    For those who have a passion for historic churches and 18th-century architecture, Templo del Carmen is the perfect attraction to visit while on vacation in Toluca (Contepec), Mexico. As the Parish Church of Tlalpujahua, this history-rich attraction features a Baroque portal of two levels, significant religious statues, twisted columns, a Neoclassical construction of a famous altarpiece and 18th-century art.

  • Contepec

    Contepec

    Located in the Mexican state of Michoacán de Ocampo is a charming colonial village, situated at an altitude of 2500 meters. Tourists can enjoy attractions such as Parroquia de Santiago Apostol and see breathtaking views of Lago de Tepetongo as well as historic homes and streets.

    Located in the Mexican state of Michoacán de Ocampo is a charming colonial village, situated at an altitude of 2500 meters. Tourists can enjoy attractions such as Parroquia de Santiago Apostol and see breathtaking views of Lago de Tepetongo as well as historic homes and streets.

  • Maravatio

    Maravatio at Night

    Only 30 mins from Hacienda Cantalagua, Maravatio is a municipality in the Mexico state of Michoacán that offers tourists much to see and do. Visit the Baroque Parish Church of San Juan Bautista for its stunning architecture, stop by the Morelos Theater (El Teatro Morelos) for a show and sit for a moment in the Chapel of Immaculate Conception that is designed with mudéjar-style touches. 

    Only 30 mins from Hacienda Cantalagua, Maravatio is a municipality in the Mexico state of Michoacán that offers tourists much to see and do. Visit the Baroque Parish Church of San Juan Bautista for its stunning architecture, stop by the Morelos Theater (El Teatro Morelos) for a show and sit for a moment in the Chapel of Immaculate Conception that is designed with mudéjar-style touches. 

Morelia

Two Individuals Riding Bikes Through Morelia

Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 for its well preserved colonial buildings and historic center layout, Morelia is a popular stop for most tourists visiting this central part of Mexico. Visitors can experience the House of Crafts, the breathtaking Sanctuary of Guadalupe, the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) and Conservatorio de las Rosas, which holds numerous free concerts and performances throughout the year.

Maravatio

Maravatio at Night

Only 30 mins from Hacienda Cantalagua, Maravatio is a municipality in the Mexico state of Michoacán that offers tourists much to see and do. Visit the Baroque Parish Church of San Juan Bautista for its stunning architecture, stop by the Morelos Theater (El Teatro Morelos) for a show and sit for a moment in the Chapel of Immaculate Conception that is designed with mudéjar-style touches. 

Contepec

Contepec

Located in the Mexican state of Michoacán de Ocampo is a charming colonial village, situated at an altitude of 2500 meters. Tourists can enjoy attractions such as Parroquia de Santiago Apostol and see breathtaking views of Lago de Tepetongo as well as historic homes and streets.

Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

Monarch Butterflies

As a World Heritage Site, the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary is located in Sierra Chincua. It’s a popular tourist attraction because it contains most of the over-wintering sites of the beautiful and unique monarch butterfly. Visitors can enjoy this rewarding experience from November to March every year. 1h 56min away from Hacienda Cantalagua to El Rosario Sanctuary. More Info: http://ow.ly/X0tyQ

Tlalpujahua (Pueblo Mágico)

Man Giving Flowers to Girl at Tlalpujahua (Pueblo Mágico)

Tlalpujahua enchants with the secrets held in its streets and mines. A mountain town where the air is fresh and pure, its cobbled streets are lined by businesses selling all kinds of crafts: from Christmas balls, holiday items, and decorations to feather art, pottery, and stone fountains.

Bring enough money so that you can buy all kinds of handicrafts in the one and only Casa de Santa Claus, a place that has a huge number of locally produced decorations. You will also find handcrafted ceramic, the most extensive selection of bobbles in all shapes, sizes and colours imaginable. Visit La Casa de las Conservas (The House of Preserves) or enjoy a delicious coffee at La Terraza. Visit the Presa Brockman and climb onto a horse or quad bike; jump on a boat and go fishing for bass or appreciate the jeep-driving skills of the more intrepid among us.

Cuitzeo Magical Town

Cuitzeo Magical Town

The name of this Magical Town means 'places of jars' and has to do with the huge lake of the same name. Its location has allowed a degree of isolation over the years and so the former Santa Maria Magdalena (Saint Mary Magdalene) Convent has not been significantly altered. The preservation of many of the town's traditions makes the trip a wonderful journey through time.

Cuitzeo, Michoacan, is a quiet village situated on the banks of the second largest lake in the country, Lago de Cuitzeo (Lake Cuitzeo). In the village square, where you can taste delicious ice cream and admire the basketwork displayed by the local artisans, stands the Ex-Convento de Santa Maria Magdalena, built in the 16th century. The restaurants offer traditional “mole de guajolote” with tortillas, several varieties of “tamal” and fresh silversides. Find time to take a walk by the lake, which is home to a wide biodiversity, or visit the Tres Cerritos archaeological zone.

Angangueo Magical Town

People Posing for Photo at Angangueo Magical Town

Hidden away amidst the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range in Michoacan is the town of Angangueo, a small, traditional village with a rich mining history. This place is ideal for spending a few quiet days entrenched in the culture of Michoacan. You can wander its steep, cobbled streets, visit its gothic church, admire its mountainous landscape and enjoy “artisan” ice cream in the town square, to name just a few of the things you can do. If that wasn't enough, the village receives millions of Monarch butterflies from Canada every year. A visit to the nature reserve, where pine and fir trees abound, is a once in a lifetime experience that no visitor will regret. A trip to Angangueo is not complete without trying the local delicacies. The best option by far is the typical markets and restaurants that surround the main square.

El Oro (Magical Town)

El Oro (Magical Town)

An old and important mining town, El Oro ('Gold') has conserved a natural charm that continues attracting visitors. With its French neoclassical Juarez Theater and the art nouveau-influenced mural at the Government Palace capturing the attention of those who venture here, there's always more history and past to discover hidden among the town's cobbled streets.

To fully discover the warmth and happiness of the inhabitants of El Oro, you must take part in the “Carnaval de Cuaresma” (Lent Carnival). Among costumes, processions and fireworks, kings are crowned and the “quema del mal humor” (burning of the bad mood) is performed. Don’t miss the chance to eat at “El Vagon”, a restaurant fitted out in the back of a station wagon. You can also visit Teatro Juarez, where the great tenor Enrico Caruso used to sing, and the Museo de Mineria (Museum of Mining) to look into the depths of the mine tunnels.

Templo del Carmen

People Sitting on Ground Outside Templo Del Carmen

For those who have a passion for historic churches and 18th-century architecture, Templo del Carmen is the perfect attraction to visit while on vacation in Toluca (Contepec), Mexico. As the Parish Church of Tlalpujahua, this history-rich attraction features a Baroque portal of two levels, significant religious statues, twisted columns, a Neoclassical construction of a famous altarpiece and 18th-century art.

World Farmer and Zoo

People Feeding Animals From Van

Take the family for a fun-filled day at the World Farmer and Zoo, where they can enjoy a visit with animals such as ponies, goats, bulls, exotic birds and bunnies. Visitors may also experience a rock climbing wall, swings, go-karts, beautiful greenhouses and educational workshops, where they can learn how to make pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread).

Tepetongo Waterpark

distance: 33km the hotel
WaterPark Tepetongo

Located along the lake, the Tepetongo Waterpark is perfect for families and friends looking for a wet n' wild day in Toluca (Contepec), Mexico. Cool off in the wave pool, challenge yourself to great heights on the Velociraptor, let the kids splash around in the Children Aquadomo or participate in a fun family game of volleyball. Other services include a restaurant, camping areas, lockers, taco bar, souvenir shops and more.

Hacienda Cantalagua

S/N Km. 129 Carr. México – Guadalajara, Contepec, México, C.P. 61020 |+(447)478-5353 | (55).5211-4820

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