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Driving around Lake Patzcuaro?

Portland, Oregon
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Driving around Lake Patzcuaro?

We will be in Patzcuaro a few weeks from now and plan to drive around the lake. Does anyone have any advice? How long is the drive? What is worth stopping for? Any other tips? Thanks.

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1. Re: Driving around Lake Patzcuaro?

The Lake Patzcuaro area is one of our favorites! The length of the drive around the Lake depend on the amount of time you spend in the towns and villages around the Lake. I would recommend stopping in Tzintzutzan for the archelogical site and straw products, a side trip to Capula for Day of the Dead Catrinas and pottery, Quiroga for a variety of "market town" products and carnitas for lunch, Eronongaricuaro for a stop at the Compestre Aleman German restaurant, and Tocuaro for the carved wooden masks. It is a great drive and worthy of a fairly full day.

To give you an idea what the drive is like, he is a YouTube video we shot with a dash cam last August:


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2. Re: Driving around Lake Patzcuaro?

Agree with poster 1. I hired a cab for a day exploring the lake area. Was incredibly reasonable he asking but 300 pesos for about a 5 hour trip. I gave him 500 thinking even that not enough.

PS Also took a cab to Morelia for 200 pesos one way.

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