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Michoacan de Ocampo Travel Tips

Seasons to Visit Michoacan de Ocampo Vacation Rentals

Located on the Mexican Riviera, Michoacan benefits from year-round warm temperatures. The best season to visit though will depend largely on your interest. Each year between the months of October and April, millions of Monarch butterflies travel south to Mexico from North America. They come to spend the winter months in the warm climate of the Oyamel Forests. The local communities together with government have set up several butterfly sanctuaries. If you have an interest in nature and particularly butterflies, this is the season that you should visit Michoacan. The summer months attract surfers and sun-lovers to the beautiful beaches. This is also a great time of year to explore the mountain and forests trails in the region. If your interests are focused on culture and history, you can travel any time of year. In summer and spring, there are several festivals that are worth seeing.

Getting to Michoacan de Ocampo Vacation Houses

In the region of Michoacan, the main city is Morelia. The General Francisco Mujica International Airport is located just outside of Morelia. It is the major hub for the region for flights from North America and other parts of Mexico. The airport hosts several airlines from North, South and Central America. Direct flights operate to Mexico City or several major airport hubs in the southern states of the U.S. If there are no direct flights from your hometown, you can route via one of these hubs as an alternative.

Attractions near Michoacan de Ocampo Condos

There are several sub-regions in Michoacan, each with its own unique attractions. Morelia has a historic center that is filled with beautiful old buildings and monuments. The most striking building is the cathedral which is built from pink stone and approximately 400 years old. Take your time to meander through the streets and learn about the history and culture of the city by visiting the many museums. The coastline from Morelia stretches for almost 390 kilometers. It is characterized by sandy white beaches and excellent surfing.

Patzcuaro is an interesting cultural area. Here, there are many archeological sites, traditional craft centers and historical monuments. This is a place where you can get a truly authentic experience of local Mexican culture. Browse the markets and craft stalls and bargain for some colorful handcrafted souvenirs.

The Paricutin volcano is one of the youngest in the world. It was formed by an eruption in 1943. Considered by many as one of the natural wonders of the world, it rises up between the two towns of Angahuan and San Juan Parangaricutiro.

The Michoacan countryside is very scenic. The mountains and forest areas are inhabited by a diverse range of wildlife. Guided trekking and hiking tours can be arranged. Alternatively, you can arrange an overland tour to take you to both the cultural and natural sites. See 200-meter waterfalls and watch colorful birds flit around in the forests.

Beautiful Mexican Riviera Vacation Rentals

Many of the vacation homes in Michoacan are located along the Mexican Riviera. Imagine a home set among lush vegetation on a secluded beach. Enjoy a backdrop of towering mountains and in front of you, the Pacific Ocean reaches to the horizon. It’s the perfect place to relax, enjoy nature and soak up the sun. Many of the villas have private swimming pools, outdoor decks and barbecue areas. The homes are fully furnished and living areas are spacious. Choose from multiple bedroom homes and smaller cozy condos; your choice simply depends on the size of your traveling party. Beautifully equipped kitchens make you feel right at home.

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