Jan 21, 2007, 2:32 PM
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(Or Tampumacchay): Anyone been to this place LATELY? It sounds wonderful, but I hate the thought of getting lost and/or finding the small restaurant and hotel closed after making the journey.
If it is still there, does anyone know how to email or phone to check if they are open?
Wendy Devlin has written about it as follows:
"About forty-five miles north of Manzanillo on Hwy.110 lies Los Asmoles. The Los Ortices exit takes you to one of the most interesting archeological sites in the state. Follow the small, hard-to-see signs to Tampu, three miles. Tampuís privately-owned six room motel with perfectly groomed tree-shaded grounds is surrounded with walkways lined with large and small rock petroglyphs, hundreds of mortars and pestles, a ceremonial bed and covers from the two hundred plus tombs. Two restaurants with separate vistas of the deep gorge, Tampumachay Waterfalls and lazy river have delicious traditional Mexican food. A swimming pool, changing rooms and showers are available along with tour of the tombs, the pyramid and petroglyphs. Campsites for tents and RVís line trails that lead down to the waterfalls and river. The waterfalls can be enjoyed from a distance while sipping a beverage at Tampuís restaurant or hiking down into the gorge on a trail that starts near the hotel. Itís about an hour hike to the bottom. A path takes you up the river to the waterfalls. "