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Mexico is situated in the northern region of the American continent linking the Gulf of Mexico on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west. It is encircled by the United States on the north and by Guatemala and Belize on the south and is divided into six tourist regions. These regions are Northern Mexico, Central Mexico, Southern Mexico, The Yucatan Peninsula, The Pacific Coast and The Baja California Peninsula.
Patzcuaro is located in the central valley region of the state of Michoacan, 50 kilometers southwest of Morelia. Because of its lake, the climate is humid, with rainfall during the summer and an average temperature of 16 degree Celsius. The magnificent adobe constructions with red tile roofs give this destination a rural feel. Also of interest are the monumental churches, such as Nuestra Senora de la Salud and Templo de San Agustin, as well as the Plaza Vasco de Quiroga, which is bustling with commercial activity. At the Casa de los Once Patios, one will find numerous crafts made in Michoacan, such as maize paste sculptures and lacquered wood items.
In the surrounding areas one can visit fertile lake areas such as Lake Patzcuaro. There one can enjoy festivities and customs with many years of tradition, such as the colorful Day of the Dead celebration. Patzcuaro’s environs are ideal for outdoor recreational activities like mountain biking and paragliding. Near the shores of Lake Patzcuaro one can visit the Ihuatzio and Tzintzutzan archaeological zones, where they can learn about Michoacan’s pre-Hispanic past. As for the regional cuisine, one can enjoy the tamales stuffed with whitefish and the wide variety of atoles and other cornmeal beverages

Patzcuaro can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism destination that enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers to become one of the most visited places.

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