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Mexican coconut sweets: Cocadas Karen Hursh Graber

Mexican cocada candies
In addition to the west coast of Mexico, Peru and Colombia also claim these sweets as their own, an indication that perhaps they followed the Pacific route of the ceviche. In any case, the coconut sweets known as cocadas are Colima's signature candy. read more

La Maria: A picturesque crater lake in the shadow of Colima's Fire Volcano John Pint

Beneath the high walls of an ancient crater, you glide across the placid lake in a rowboat, mesmerized. "This is surely the most peaceful place in all Mexico and definitely one of the most beautiful," ... read more

The state of Colima, Mexico: a resource page Mexconnect Staff

If you had to live the rest of your life in one Mexican State, which one would it be? A straw-poll of Mexconnect readers suggests that their choice might well be Colima. Why? Because not only is Coli... read more

Retiring in Mexico: How's Manzanillo? Donald J. MacKay

It is useful to think of Manzanillo as two bays in an arc of some 20 kilometers with its southern point where the port and the town center are located. About mid way north, a peninsula juts straight out to sea to form another bay. Then another more sizeable peninsula, Juluapan, extends into the Pacific. read more

Colima orphanage runs on faith Marvin West

Through the years, Colima, Colima meant volcano views, small sacks of sea salt, classy museums, pretty parks, souvenir casts and carvings of hairless dogs -- and another hour to the beach. ¡No más! ... read more

Mexico backroads Marvin West

The backroads of Mexico often offer adventure, perhaps a bit of excitement, sometimes a touch of the dramatic and, occasionally, a hint of danger. We thought we'd found all four on a deteriorating 10-... read more

Railroads in western Mexico: the next train to arrive.... Tony Burton

Many of the things we take for granted today didn't exist in the last century. A case in point is the railroad from Manzanillo to Guadalajara. The grand celebrations for the inauguration of this line,... read more

Walking the walk, talking the talk - Colima - sea to Sierra, by Wendy Devlin in Mexico Connect Wendy Devlin

Part 1 Colima - The Sea Six years ago I briefly visited the small state of Colima. With my family, I drove straight through the state without stopping along Colima’s eighty-seven miles of coastline,... read more

Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo - Universal artist from Colima Wendy Devlin

In the half-light I enter the ‘horno’ or oven room. A base of reds frames the pre-Hispanic pieces in the Museum of Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo. It is easy to imagine the fiery origin of the land ... read more

La Hacienda de Nogueras in Comala, Colima Wendy Devlin

La Hacienda de Nogueras is an elegantly restored hacienda hidden in the countryside of Colima. Six miles north of Colima City, it links the region's rich pre-Hispanic past with colonial and modern history. read more

Colima: City of the Palms Wendy Devlin

Palm trees reach towards the sky above the plaza. Water gushes from a swan-shaped fountain. Flowers bloom profusely. A banner above the bandstand declares February a month of 'Love and Friendship' in C... read more

Beautiful Bay of Tenacatita Marvin West

Despite hurricanes and earthquakes, political turmoil, higher gas prices and global warming, Mexico's marvelous Bay of Tenacatita remains a sea of tranquility. White gold sand, the soft slope of the b... read more

The cuisine of Colima: Tropical delights from Mexico's Pacific coast Karen Hursh Graber

Bordering on the Pacific Ocean, and nestled up against against Jalisco and Michoacan, the small state of Colima enjoys the best of both culinary worlds: the ocean's bounty of fresh seafood, and the typ... read more

Marinated pork stew: Tatemado Karen Hursh Graber

From tatemar, a Hispanic version of what the Diccionario Mexicano alternately gives as tlatemar, a Nahuatl term for putting something on or in the fire, this dish is cooked in a clay pot.... read more

Smoked Fish Ceviche: Ceviche de Pescado Ahumado Karen Hursh Graber

Although most commonly made with raw fish, ceviche, which originated in Peru and arrived via the Pacific coast of Mexico, is delicious prepared with smoked fish, and probably a bit more reassuring for ... read more

The state of Colima, Mexico - basic information

General Information About Colima Colima is the third smallest of Mexico's 32 states. Nestled between Jalisco to the north, Michoacán to the east, and hugged on its western boundary by the Pacific Oce... read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report September 2003

Table of Contents STOCK MARKET FINANCING BOOM BILLION DOLLARS FOR PLAYA MUJERES TELMEX FREEZES ITS RATES ... read more

The Volcanoes of Colima Tony Burton

The Volcán de Fuego In the past 400 years, the Volcán de Fuego has been the most active volcano in Mexico, and indeed one of the most active in the world, having erupted at least 30 times sin... read more

Clickable interactive map of Colima, Mexico: Colima, Manzanillo, Tecoman Tony Burton

Clickable interactive map of Colima, Mexico read more

Clickable interactive map of Pacific Coast beaches: Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, Michoacán, Mexico Tony Burton

Clickable interactive map of Pacific Coast beaches: Jalisco, Nayarit, Colima, Michoacan, Mexico read more

For a Mexico beach vacation, try Manzanillo Karen Blue

My friend and I just returned from a special four-day getaway. At the recommendation of friends, we stayed in the Dolphin Cove Inn, known to locals and people giving directions as Playasol Las Hadas. T... read more

Western Mexico: A Traveller's Treasury by Tony Burton Reviewed by Allan Cogan

This useful volume is back in a new and updated edition and it’s still as essential as ever. Whether you’re making a brief visit as a tourist, or escaping the northern winter for a few months or checking out the area more extensively as a place to spend one’s retirement years, this is one item you should have in your survival kit. It’s a nice blend of guidebook, travelogue and history text with lots of local color and some ecological notes sprinkled throughout. read more

South of Yesterday: A True Story by Virginia Downs Miller Reviewed by Allan Cogan

"South of Yesterday" is the story of my mother's life as a bride coming to a strange land. The book flows through the charmed life of an American living in Guadalajara in the early nineteen hundreds, into the violence of the Revolution, escape from and return to a much-beloved Mexico. I related never before publicized events of history." read more

Dog with a human mask: The ceramic dogs from Colima Cat Gonzales

Mexicans love wearing masks. My favorite is a statue of a dog wearing a human mask created about 300 A.D, and found near Colima. Masks are part of the Christmas pastorelas, depicting the devil, ... read more

Colima: Langostino in the sierras Wendy Devlin

“Everything about Colima smacks of the sea or the sierra,” I said appreciatively, gazing from the balcony of travel-writer Susan Dearing’s condominium. The sun rose like a great gold marigold abo... read more
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