Sustainable Tourism in and around Lake Patzcuaro

Practice sustainable tourism on your next trip to Pátzcuaro and the surrounding area. Your behavior can help protect the environment and resources of the outlying areas. 
We at Hotel Mansión Iturbe invite you to enjoy your stay in our region of Lake Pátzcuaro, while being a responsible tourist.  Respect for and preservation of the environment is paramount.

Lake Patzcuaro and Janitzio Island
Lake Patzcuaro and Janitzio Island

Below are some points for being a responsible tourist.  Many are obvious, but bear repeating.

1. Plan your trip.  Research sightseeing options that will help you better understand the communities you visit.
Some examples of community-based tourism under the direction of the local indigenous are:
b) Alternative Tourism Center on the island of Yunuen, and
c) Ecotourism Center on the island of Pacanda.

Traditional Kitchen in Santa Fe de la Laguna
Traditional Kitchen in Santa Fe de la Laguna, Michoacan
2. Our region has a huge cultural heritage; visit our surrounding communities where age-old traditions are preserved. Appreciate the artistic expressions of the Purépecha people and delight in their gastronomy.

Purepecha Dances in Pátzcuaro
Purepecha Dances in Pátzcuaro 

3. Respect the norms of the communities and their customs. Be respectful, especially if you attend local celebrations. In the case of Night of the Dead, be aware that this tradition is a very personal one for the indigenous.
Night of the Dead Ofrenda at Tecuena Island
Night of the Dead Ofrenda at Tecuena Island

4. Visit workshops and purchase directlyfrom artisans. Buying direct contributes to the economic and social development of the region.
Traditional Purepecha Mask Maker from Tocuaro, Michoacan
Traditional Purepecha Mask Maker from Tocuaro, Michoacan

5. Enjoy regional gastronomy. Michoacán cuisine is a fusion of indigenous and Spanish cuisines. In and around Lake Pátzcuaro, your palate is in for a treat, thanks to traditional cooks who use ancestral techniques, and ancient ingredients like maize, beans, chile, tomato, cactus, and squash.
Traditional Cooks from Michoacán
Traditional Cooks from Michoacán

6 “Consume Local”: In our area, “tianguis” still take place here and there.  They are a legacy of the pre-Hispanic period, where one can barter with products of similar value.
Traditional Ingredients to Cook at the Market in Patzcuaro
Traditional Ingredients to Cook at the Market in Patzcuaro

7. Protect and care for endangered species. The region of Lake Pátzcuaro is rich in biodiversity. Be informed and support measures for the preservation of various species, such as whitefish and achoque.
8. Don’t litter.
Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán
Lake Patzcuaro, Michoacán

9. Turn off the light when you are not in your room, and use water sparingly.

*Text and pictures property of Hotel Mansión Iturbe in Pátzcuaro
We invite you to visit our blog, you will find information about Pátzcuaro and its surroundings that we hope will be useful for your next trip to our Colonial Town.

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J’ATZINGUENI, or Corn Stalk Paste, and its origins in the Pátzcuaro Lake Region

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