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A set of three islands located south of Lake Pátzcuaro. One of the main primary activities in the region is butterfly net fishing. Several festivities are held on the new pier that form a group with the islands, for example, the Virgin of Guadalupe is celebrated every January 12, canoeing competitions are held during Holy Week, or the dances and the decorated arches contest during the Day of the Dead.
Uranden, Lago de Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México.
Tecuena is the smallest of the islands of Lake Pátzcuaro, its name means “good honey” and has a viewpoint from which you can contemplate the lake. Beside it is an islet known as “tecuenita”.
La Tecuena, Lago de Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México..
It means “pushing into the water”. This island have a ptivileged location at the middle of the lake. THe center of this island have a natural pond in which the inhabitants cultivate fish for they local needings. It woth it to visit due to it preservation and tranquility.
La Pacanda, Lago de Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México.
Here is another beautiful isle, which name means very near Janitzio; but unlike the hubbub there, this is for enjoyment of incomparable calm and tranquillity. its name means “something that is not straight”, “that is crooked” or “half moon”, it is said, due to its shape. Its few inhabitants formed a cooperative that constructed a little group of cabins that include all the services, a game room, a small grocery store, a handicrafts shop and a small but delicious restaurant, all tended by the villagers. This is ideal for couples or for a true spiritual retreat.
Yunuén, Lago de Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México.
One of the main attractions of the region is to go by boat to this isle, the largest and most important in the lake. Here can be admired and purchased a great variety of handicrafts, exquisite typical dishes can be savored in the numerous restaurants tended by the island’s inhabitants, and it is possible to walk to the summit of the island to the enormous statue of Morelos which can be seen from very far away. The interior of this huge statue is ornamented with more than 50 detailed murals describing the Mexican revolution. If one climbs to the upper part of the statue, one can enjoy yet another impressive, beautiful panoramic vista.
Janitzio, Lake Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, México.