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Uruapan (officially Uruapan del Progreso) is a city in Michoacan.


Founded in 1533 by Fray Juan de San Migue, Uruapan is the second largest city in the state of Michoacan. It is 110 km to southwest of Morelia, and is internationally famous for the excellent quality of avocado that are grown in the region.

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By plane[edit]

The airport "Hermanos Lopez Rayon" is a small airport, better get in to Morelia Airport with most flies and taking one bus.

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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.

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  • Parque Nacional Barranco de Cupatitzio - A park with a stream going down the middle of the park with various style fountains and waterfalls. The river is fed by several springs and is very clear. Quite impressive.
  • Tzarárcua falls - After a 500-m descent by stairs or by horse a spectacular falls is reached. The water is pretty contaminated.




Behind the Huatápera there is a traditional food market which is open from the morning to late at night. There are others economical options on the adjacent street.




Hotel Modern at the east end of the central plaza is a budget choice, with double rooms from M$130. The hotel has somewhat seen better days, but it possesses a charismatic central atrium filled with plants and sunlight. An easy and central choice because it is located in the centre of town. Even better there are two other hotels just as cheap with better lighting and wifi a few shops down where it says Hotel Colonial above the doorway.

"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, it is a safe and family friendly hotel.


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