by Theresa Russell
It is not only the Volcano of Fire (Volcan de Fuego) that dominates the area nor the Magic Zone (Zona Magica) where cars seem to roll uphill that have given Comala the designation of Pueblo Magico. Comala, approximately 70 miles north of the Manzanillo airport, so exemplifies the Mexican spirit that it is only befitting that this enchanted village full of legends, history and charm graces the ever-growing list of Mexico’s magical towns.
This White Town of the Americas gets it name from the griddle used to make tortillas. Neat whitewashed homes with red-tiled roofs line the cobblestone streets of Comala. Look in any direction and then imagine a frame around the view. You will have a perfect picture for remembering this charming city.
Artist Alejandro Rangel Hidalgo acquired a hacienda in nearby Noguera. The Xoloitzcuintle was raised for food.[/caption]The quintessential bougainvillea setting complements his hacienda where his works and a fine collection of Prehispanic artifacts are on display. One curiosity in ceramic form is the Colima dog (Xoloitzcuintle), which was bred specifically for food.
The local mask makers, wood carvers and basket weavers keep folk traditions alive. Natural beauty, native poinsettias, picturesque villages and gracious hospitality combine to create a magical experience well worth the visit.
About Theresa Russell
Claiming her lust for travel began on her first journey through the birth canal, Theresa is genetically programmed to travel and to have fun doing it. She especially enjoys adventure and experiential travel and always finds something at a destination to write home about.