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 The state of Colima is located at the central Pacific coast of Mexico, bordered to the north, east and southeast by the states of Michoacán and Jalisco. The symbol of Colima is the still active volcano "Fuego de Colima" with an altitude of 3930 meters, although its top is located within the State of Jalisco and just the southern slopes belong to Colima. Close to this volcano is the Nevado de Colima, due to his altitude of 4,350 meters covered with snow during the whole year.  Even though it is the 3rd smallest state in Mexico, Colima has a large amount of attractions. Nearly three-quarters of Colima's surface area is covered by hills and mountains, important rivers are the Cihuatlán River, which forms a geographical boundary with the state of Jalisco, the Coahuayana River, forming a boundary with the state of Michoacan, and the Armería River, which originates in Jalisco. Colima's principal lagunas, or small lakes, are the Cuyutlán, Alcuzahue and Amela. Colima has great climatic contrasts between the coastal and mountain zones.
The state of Colima is located at the central Pacific coast of Mexico
An interesting ecological center - El Tortugario - is located close to the Cuyutlán Beach

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 Colima in old Indian language means "Place conquered by our grandparents or ancestors" or "Place dominated by the Old God or the Fire God", a reference to the active volcano.
 The capital of the state, the city with the same name Colima is a medium-sized city with a population of approximately 160,000 people. Extensive coconut palm trees blending perfectly with colonial-style constructions give Colima, known as the City of Palms, its distinctively provincial air. It was founded by Gonzalo de Sandoval in 1523. The city is set in a tranquil and fertile valley to the west of the Sierra Madre Occidental. The region around Colima is famous for the clay dog figures sculpted by the nahuatl culture settled in the area. Just half an hour from the City of Colima is the Ticuzitan lagoon, and from the city you reach within 15 minutes the Coahuayana River, with its heavy flowing and lush vegetation a nice attraction for all visitors.

 Comala, considered one of the region's most beautiful towns, is also known as "America's Town of White" because of its picturesque white houses with tile roofs standing out among orchards of exuberant vegetation.
 Villa de Alvarez is a city known for its traditional rodeo cowboy festivals, considered to be among the oldest and most convivial of the Mexican southwest.
 An interesting ecological center - El Tortugario - is located close to the Cuyutlán Beach. This Marine Turtle Sanctuary will let you participate in the marvelous hands-on experience of helping save these magnificent reptiles from extinction, setting baby turtles free to begin their lives in the ocean (weather conditions permitting). The center also has caiman and iguana sanctuaries, and visitors may walk along its nature path to observe local birds or take a boat ride on the El Paraíso estuary to further appreciate the area's natural beauty.

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Comala, considered one of the region's most beautiful towns, is also known as "America's Town of White" because of its picturesque white houses with tile roofs standing out among orchards of exuberant vegetation.
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 Manzanillo offers beautiful beaches and hotels and has been touted the "Sailfish Capital of the World," made famous by the fishing tournaments held in November and February. In the early '80s, Bo Derek and Dudley Moore starred in the popular movie "10" , filmed at Las Hadas resort and La Audiencia beach. Other movies done at or near Manzanillo include the made-for-TV mini-series, "Return to Eden," the remake of "McHale's Navy," and "I Still Know".

Photos and texts thanks to Don Porter www.donporter.net, Colima´s tourism ministry www.visitacolima.com.mx and www.gomanzanillo.com


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