Last week we took an overnight trip with friends to explore the town of Cosalá. Cosalá is a mining town about two and a half hours from Mazatlán, and it is one of Mexico’s 83 Pueblos Mágicos. We had a wonderful time there – we stayed at a Hotel Quinta Minerva. The hotel has beautiful gardens, two pools, and is a perfect tranquil mid-week retreat. (They get very busy on the weekends and school holidays but mid week is usually quiet)
We enjoyed walking around town, admiring the architecture and attractive colors. We explored the shops, the church (where they were pulling on ropes to ring the bells), the main square and visited the mining museum. Everywhere we went the people were friendly and helpful. Our second day we went for a drive out to the Nature Reserve and had additional fun taking a wrong turn and exploring a bit more that we had wanted to on our way back! We left the waterfalls – Vado Hondo – to check out on our next visit.
We took the libre (free road) out of Mazatlán. The scenery once you left the highway was absolutely gorgeous, truly worth the trip in itself. It is the very end of the dry season now so a lot of the vegetation is brown, but it won’t be for long! So far every Pueblo Mágico that I have visited* has been a very special place so I know we’ll seek them out in our future travels.
* One or both of us have been to Copala, Colima – El Rosario, Sinaloa – Tepotzlán, Morelos – Pátzcuaro, Michoacan – Cholula, Puebla – Tequila, Jalisco and now Cosalá, Sinaloa. How many have you visited? What are your favorites?