jueves, 12 de enero de 2017

Discover the Island of Pacanda at Lake Patzcuaro



One of Lake Patzcuaro Islands is Pacanda, at Hotel Mansion Iturbe we recommend our guest to visit this place to take a break and enjoy the nature in a relaxing atmosphere.

Pacanda Island at Lake Patzcuaro
Pacanda Island at Lake Patzcuaro

Our friend Adrew Carhartt shares with us his experience during his visit to the Island at Lake Patzcuaro:

Isla de Pacanda is by far the largest island in Lake Patzcuaro, but it has only about 400 residents, while the much smaller but much more famous Janitzio has approximately 2,000.

Pacanda is accessible from Muelle San Pedrito, just down the street from the Muelle Principal.  The trip takes about 45 minutes, passing the islands of Janitzio, Tecuena, and Yunuén.  

"Muelle San Pedrito" in Pátzcuaro
"Muelle San Pedrito" in Pátzcuaro

As you cruise past Tecuena, you will see many little white dots in the trees.  They are nesting – and apparently happy – egrets. 

Egrets at Tecuena Island at Lake Patzcuaro
Egrets at Tecuena Island at Lake Patzcuaro

There is a lagoon near the top of the island. It has been suggested that it was at the top of a volcano long ago, and thus is higher than Lake Patzcuaro itself.

Lagoon in Pacanda Island at Lake Patzcuaro
Lagoon in Pacanda Island at Lake Patzcuaro

Surprise, surprise, surprise!  There’s a lovely temple on the island.

Temple of Pacanda at Lake Patzcuaro
Temple of Pacanda at Lake Patzcuaro

Pacanda is much flatter than Janitzio, with its billion-and-one stairs, so a walking tour of the island is a snap.  The only up-hill challenge is a brief ascent from the embarcadero.  From then on, it’s as flat as a pancake.  Still, it may be a good idea to take a walking stick with you, since there are hardly any paved areas.

The cemetery is some distance from the church, visible in the distance to the right.

Cementery of Pacanda Island at Lake Patzcuaro
Cementery of Pacanda Island at Lake Patzcuaro
 
And what goes up must come down!  Fortunately, you have the choice of using a ramp or stairs.”

Pacanda Island at Lake Patzcuaro
Pacanda Island at Lake Patzcuaro

During your next visit to our magic town, give yourself time to take a tour to Lake Patzcuaro Islands to enjoy its natural beauty.

It is important to mention that, during the traditional Day of the Dead celebration, visiting the cementery of Pacanda Island is an excellent option that we recommend to our guest at Hotel Mansion Iturbe.


* We appreciate our friend Andrew Carhartt for sharing his experience with us at the Hotel Mansión Iturbe blog.


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