Magic Pueblos: Nogueras & Comala with Lunch

7 hours | Manzanillo | ZLO-105
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Points of Interest

  • Colima and Comala
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Take a step back in time with a tour of the "Pueblos Mágicos," Mexico's traditional villages that offer a "magical" experience due to their natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance.

Your full-day magical tour includes two of these enchanting towns and begins with a 90-minute ride along the coast to Nogueras, your first stop on your itinerary. While en route, enjoy the views of Laguna de Cuyutlán, a large coastal wetland that's home to hundreds of different species of flora and fauna, some of which are endangered; the Armeria River, a popular spot for white water rafting; and the Tecoman Valley, a rich agricultural area known for cocoa, cotton, coconuts, mangoes, and melons.

Nogueras, a native Náhuatl word meaning "valley of flowers," dates back to the early 16th century when conquistador Hernán Cortés granted the land to one of his generals.

Once you step off the transportation, you'll be mesmerized by the town's Old World charm, narrow streets, picturesque views and charming buildings. To learn some of its history, you'll stroll to La Hacienda de Nogueras.

A former 18th century sugar mill and home, this elegantly restored hacienda hidden in Colima's countryside is a museum noted for its regional studies of archaeology, history, and architecture.

After your visit, you'll venture towards the quaint town of Comala for lunch. Along the way, you'll travel down the Magic Zone. Or will you be traveling up? Your driver will make a brief stop on the road so you can see the mystery for yourself. Although it seems to defy gravity there's really nothing too bewitching about this stretch of road. An optical illusion gives you the sensation that a vehicle (while in neutral) seems to mysteriously roll uphill.

After disembarking, you'll stroll the cobblestone streets and marvel at the white buildings topped with red roofs that symbolize this colonial town. Known as the "white village of America" for its charming white buildings, Comala's historic center was declared a Historic Monument Zone. Next, you'll sit down at a sidewalk café in Comala's central plaza for a botana-style luncheon of small snacks accompanied by beer or soft drinks.

Looming over Comala are the Volcán de Colima and Volcán Nevado de Colima volcanoes. It's this volcanic soil and altitude that make it an ideal location for coffee plantations. So if you enjoy the smell of freshly roasted coffee then you'll applaud this next stop. Stretch your legs at a local coffee producer, where you guide will tell you about this area's small but important coffee industry and enjoy a fresh brewed cup. On clear days, this stop offers breathtaking views of the active Volcano in the distance.

Then, you'll wind your way back to your awaiting ship, refreshed and ready to plan your next adventure.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring a hat, sunscreen, camera and cash.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transit to Nogueras Museum

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
47
Travel time:
01:30
Air conditioned:
Yes

Time at Local Bread Bakery

Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Steps:
1
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Transit back to the ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
47
Travel time:
01:30
Air conditioned:
Yes

Time at Nogueras Museum

Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
60
Steps:
8
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transit to Magic Zone

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
47
Travel time:
00:20
Air conditioned:
Yes

Time at the Magic Zone

Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Transit to Local Coffee House

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
47
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes

Time at Local Coffee House

Time at site:
00:20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
No

Transit to Comalon Restaurant

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
47
Travel time:
00:15
Air conditioned:
Yes

Time at Comalon Restaurant

Time at site:
01:15
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
35
Steps:
4
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Transit to Local Bread Bakery

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
47
Travel time:
00:05
Air conditioned:
Yes