|Rappelling in Atecuaro|
Michoacan, the soul of Mexico. Diverse, beautiful, breathtaking. This central Mexican state is full of hidden gems. One such place is Atécuaro, Michoacan. About thirty minutes outside of the colonial capital, Morelia, a visit to Atécuaro is a great day trip. You’ll find a small town that holds a large festival at the beginning of August for its patron saint The Divine Savior, as well La Peña de Atécuaro
, a cliff that overlooks the town and the valley. To get to La Peña
, you must climb and hike up a steep path through an old growth forest for about an hour. Anchors in the cliff face are used for rappelling by eco-tourism groups and aficionados.
To visit Atécuaro, you can drive, take a bus, taxi or hire an eco-tourist guide. For more information on visiting Atécuaro, visit Morelia’s municipal tourism website at http://venamorelia.com.mx/atecuaro