Uruapan (officially Uruapan del Progreso) is a city in Michoacan.
Founded in 1533 by Fray Juan de San Migue, Uruapan is currently the second largest city in the state of Michoacan. It is located 110 km to southwest of Morelia, and is internationally famous for the excellent quality of avocado that are grown in the region.
The airport "Hermanos Lopez Rayon" is a small airport, better get in to Morelia Airport with most flies and taking one bus.
Uruapan is connected with Morelia by both the motorway 14D, with the city of Zamora de Hidalgo and Lazaro Cardenas by motorway 37D. From Mexico City, first get in to Morelia, and Guadalajara first to Zamora.
Hotel Modern at the east end of the central plaza is a budget choice, with double rooms from 100 pesos. The hotel has somewhat seen better days, but it posesess a charismatic central atrium filled with plants and sunlight. An easy and central choice because it is located in the centre of town.
"Hotel California" is another good option to stay when visiting this city. It is 10 minutes away (walking distance) from Uruapan's main attraction "El Parque Nacional" you can view their economical rates on their site hotelcaliforniaupn.com, it is a safe and family friendly hotel.