Colima, Mexico

Colima is a city with colonial style surrounded by a characteristic landscape featuring two of the most important volcanoes from the Mexican territory

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About Colima, Mexico

The city of Colima is located in the Mexican state of the same name in a valley flanked by two volcanoes: Nevado de Colima and Volcán de Fuego, this latter, is one of the most active in Mexico. This city, whose name comes from the Náhuatl words Colli, that means mountain or volcano, and Maitl, hand or domain, was founded in 1523, making it the second oldest in Mexico.

The City of Palms, as Colima is known, has a tourist infrastructure that includes hotels of different categories, restaurants with regional specialties, bars, craft shops, and museums. Some of the most important include the Regional Museum of History of Colima that houses six archaeology halls displaying the local history from pre-Hispanic times, and Museo Universitario de Artes Populares María Teresa Pomar, which exhibits crafts, typical costumes, and other expressions from the state. Within the city, you can also see sculptures like Figura Obscena by José Luis Cuevas and Piedra Lisa whose legend says that anyone not living in Colima who slides down, will be destined to stay there.

Other attractions of Colima are concentrated in the colonial-style historic center, highlighting Jardín Libertad, as the main square is named, and Portales de Medellín and Portales de Morelos, where tourism and nightlife converge. The historic center of Colima houses two of the most impressive neoclassical-style buildings in the state: Colima Cathedral and the Government Palace, where you can admire murals by the artist Jorge Chávez Carrillo.

Due to its location near two volcanoes, the surroundings of Colima offer natural hot spring pools; the best examples are El Hervidero and Agua Caliente. Another activity here is paragliding, thanks to the rock formations, and La Cumbre Hill is one of the favorite places for this sport.

Colima is also near to the archaeological sites of El Chanal and La Campana, where you will discover buildings that were inhabited by pre-Hispanic cultures between the years 1100 and 1400 AD; although there are traces of people living here within one millennium BC.

***The official currency of Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN).

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