Day-Trippin’ Around Lago de Patzcuaro

While we mostly pet-sit, on the rare occasion we just housesit, which gives us lots of time to take advantage of our surroundings. In September, we were based in the Lake Patzcuaro area, in the central highlands of the beautiful state of Michoacan. Following are nine slideshows of our excursions around the area, several of those we made with our friends Bill, Barbara and Kahlua who were visiting from San Pancho, Nayarit.

Lago Zirahuen

Click on this image of Lago de Zirahuen to see a short slideshow of the area.

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Click on this image of “El Estribo” to see a short slideshow of some great views from atop the hill.

Uranden Morelos

Click on this image of Uranden De Morelos to see a short slideshow of the area.

Tzintzantzun

Click on this image of Tzintzuntzan (the town known for its stone sculptures) to see a short slideshow of the area, including the ruins.

Janitzio Island

Click on this image of the Isla de Janitzio to see a short slideshow of this unique island.

Santa Clara

Click on this image of Santa Clara del Cobre (the town known for its copper crafts) to see a short slideshow.

Tupataro

Click on this image of the Cultural Center in the village of Tupataro to see a short slideshow of the area, including a 16th-century church with a beautifully painted ceiling.

Capula

Click on this image of Capula (the village known for its artisans who craft Catrina dolls) to see a short slideshow.

Ihuatzio

Click on this image of Ihuatzio to see a short slideshow of the area including the local ruins.