This retreat for nature lovers is a favorite destination for our guests at Hotel Mansión Iturbe – an outing not far from Patzcuaro. The National Park Eduardo Ruiz (Barranca de Cupatitzio en
) is a mere 45 minutes west of Pátzcuaro by Century 21 Highway (Autopista Siglo XXI). Uruapan
The Uruapan National Park is an oasis of impressive vegetation through which meanders the first waters of the
(Río Cupatitzio). The National Park is one of the loveliest sites in the State of Cupatitzio River . Michoacán
About a century ago, Don Toribio Ruiz, father of Eduardo Ruiz, bequeathed the large property, which is surrounded by the large city of
, to his daughter Josefina. Even then, the estate was a paradise of exuberant vegetation, including coffee bushes, ash, banana trees, and other fruit-bearing varieties. Much of the water from the Uruapan Cupatitzio River was used on the property, and also as a fresh-water source for the city of . Uruapan
In 1938, General Lazaro Cardenas and the property owners reached a sales agreement, and the property was declared a National Park. Later, in the ‘50s and ‘60s, many improvements were made and the property was enlarged to its current
471 hectáreas. Improvements included artificial waterfalls, bridges, fountains, and other water diversions to make the park ever more attractive to visitors.
The National Park is a delight to the senses – the sound of the rushing waters of the pristine river, the feel of cobblestone beneath your feet while strolling the picturesque pathways, the sights of the waterfalls and fountains – always surrounded by the aroma of vibrant vegetation that changes with each visit.
The National Park is a site uniquely designed to showcase the tasteful marriage of nature and manmade structures, such as the ten fountains, which are “powered” entirely by the natural flow of the river and gravity, without the use of any mechanisms whatsoever.
Returning to Pátzcuaro, it’s time to relax at Hotel Mansión Iturbe with a delicious frozen Margarita, created in the
tradition. Close your eyes and relive again the murmur of the famous “River that Sings.” Uruapan
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HOTEL MANSION ITURBE
Portal Morelos 59
Plaza Vasco de Quiroga
61600 Pátzcuaro, Mich.
Online Reservations: http://www.mansioniturbe.com/
Tels: +52 (434) 342 0368 y 342 3628
Fax: +52 (434) 342 3627
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