Uruapan

by nikki, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 11:15 (2458 days ago)

For those of you that have traveled to Uruapan did you find it a good destination? And also how long via bus from Zihuatanejo?
Also is Arca De Noe still up and running on Calle Adelita?
Thank you.

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by Hunter-MX ⌂ @, Troncones, Gro. Mexico, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 12:51 (2458 days ago) @ nikki

I and my family love Uruapan. About 4.5 hrs in first class bus. You can stay right on the main zocalo in the historic district, 10 minute walk to the national park for anywhere from 450p to 1500p depending on your tastes and comforts. You will be next to fabulous restaurants, the mercado and all kinds of interesting sights.

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by El Tacaño @, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 13:32 (2458 days ago) @ nikki

Other than the Wonderful National Park Uruapan is not your typical tourist destination.
Now having said that I find it a most interesting city, It's unique 3 block long, but 1/2 a block wide Plaza is very nice. It's "Mercado" is excellent for native goods.
I like The Hotel Uruapan Plaza right on the (Surprise) main plaza. Large lovely rooms with sitting areas with huge TVs, and luxurious baths. A bit pricey during the week as they cater to the business traveler but a real bargain on the weekends. Most of the staff speaks English as US fruit inspectors mostly stay there during avocado season.
Not to be missed is the La Trucha (The Trout) that serves fabulous fresh trout with a large assortment of sauces plus all the extras for under $10 US. n the edge of the Park it overlooks one of the park's best waterfalls. Lunch only.
Directly across the street is Uruapan's fanciest hotel with lovely grounds, a great staff, nice rooms but frankly IMO over stuffed with furniture, cramped bathrooms & over priced. It runs about twice The Plaza & is very isolated in the evenings. I stayed there on my first trip preferring The Plaza.
Near by is some interesting ruins at Tingambato including a small pyramid, death chamber Etc. All signage is in English, Spanish & the local native dialect.
A fascinating sight is San Jose the town buried in Volcanic Ash near by. Only the town Church Steeple can be seen above the ash.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Saturday, January 29, 2011, 19:59 (2458 days ago) @ nikki

Nor sure about Calle Adelita, but Imelda is still in business at both of her places on Calle Eva Samano, on top of the hill.

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by phxmama, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 09:30 (2457 days ago) @ nikki

I am Hunter-Mx's mom. Took the trip last year. It was one of the most memorable experiances you will ever have. It is real Mexico at it's best.

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by nikki, Sunday, January 30, 2011, 21:45 (2457 days ago) @ phxmama

thank you so much for all the great input. i am pretty certain we will spend a few days there when we visit Mexico next month. so hard to decide how to divide up the time! too many beautiful places!