jueves, 21 de junio de 2018

Sustainable Vacations in Pátzcuaro


Vacation time is upon us and it’s time to plan your next trip.  Pátzcuaro and its surroundings offer you ideal destinations to lay back.

Surroudings of Pátzcuaro, Michoacán
Surroudings of Pátzcuaro, Michoacán

We at Hotel Mansión Iturbe propose that you embark on an enchanting, fun, and interesting vacation.  In Pátzcuaro and its environs, you will find different experiences to enjoy your free time, while at the same time leaving a positive impact on your environment.

Atrium of the Olives in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán
Atrium of the Olives in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacán

As always, get as much information as you can beforehand so you can make intelligent decisions once you get there.  This will help give you the unique experiences you’re looking for, and perhaps go to some destinations you hadn’t considered.  Once there, make it a point to interact with the locals, and remember that they depend on you to sustain their livelihoods and keep their rich traditions alive.

Respect the environment. Do not throw garbage away in the Street or places you visit. Use the containers provided if you don’t find one, wait until you find one.

This area is prone to forest fires.   A carelessly tossed cigarette from your car or a little campfire left unattended could destroy acres.

If you visit the countryside, resist the temptation to pick up an interesting rock or pick a beautiful flower.  Remember the value of a picture!

Countryside close to Ihuatzio at Lake Patzcuaro Area
Countryside close to Ihuatzio at Lake Patzcuaro Area

Appreciate the peace and tranquility of your surroundings.  If you want to listen to music while you stroll down a deserted pathway in the middle of nowhere, put on your earphones.  Simply, be a responsible tourist.

Listen to the natural sounds around you – or the lack of them!  The silence on the islands of Pacanda, Yunuen, Tecuena, or Urandén can be downright deafening.  Sometimes, you’re afraid to take a step forward, afraid that stepping on a twig or a dry leaf will interrupt the divine silence surrounding you, as you are looking at the birds, plants, and insects.

Fishermen at Lake Patzcuaro
Fishermen at Lake Patzcuaro

You can hire a boat from one of the piers of Lake Pátzcuaro to take you wherever you want to go.  What’s more relaxing than a boat tour?

Panoramic View of Lake Patzcuaro
Panoramic View of Lake Patzcuaro

Wherever you disembark, think about buying artisanware from the locals.  You will get the best prices, and you will help sustain the livelihoods of the inhabitants.

Artisan Workshop in Tocuaro, Michoacán
Artisan Workshop in Tocuaro, Michoacán

Last but not least, don’t eschew the local foods!  The locals take great lengths to make sure their food is safe (otherwise, they wouldn’t be in business).  “Traditional Michoacán Cuisine” is an Intangible Heritage of Humanity – enjoy it!

Traditional Cuisine at Patzcuaro Lake Area
Traditional Cuisine at Patzcuaro Lake Area

Pátzcuaro and the Lake Area is a region full of tradition.  Share in the celebrations, always deferring to the cultural idiosyncrasies of the community.  You may not understand everything that is happening around you at these events.  But if you investigate the celebration before you attend, you will have a better understanding of it.

Green Cross Celebration in Pátzcuaro on May 3rd
Green Cross Celebration in Pátzcuaro on May 3rd

It’s all about “sustainable tourism,” enjoying unique experiences of our region, getting to know the culture and its natural marvels, while leaving a positive trace of your having visited it.


*Text and pictures property of Hotel Mansión Iturbe.

We invite you to check more post in our blog, you will find information about Pátzcuaro and its surroudings that we hope will be useful for your next trip to our colonial town in Mexico.

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México


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