If you have the better part of a day to spare during your stay in Morelia, I highly recommend a jaunt to a few of the towns and villages that dot the Michoacán tourist trail with Pátzcuaro, Isla Janitzio and Quiroga being some of the more popular ones. While visiting all these three in a single day could be a stretch if like myself, you’re pinching pennies and using public transportation every step of the way. However, checking off two is very much doable.
I let Pedro, one of the student workers at my Morelia hostel break the tie between Quiroga, allegedly a Mecca for those looking for handicrafts, and Pátzcuaro, known to be a more wholesome town. Pedro preferred Pátzcuaro and thus that’s where I decided to go, in addition to Isla Janitzio. So on an appointed day of my choosing, which as of writing this was only a few day ago (..nostalgia..sigh..), the hostel proprietress named Laura, an incredibly kind lady poured over the map of Morelia marking crosses for places where I could take coletivos (i.e. mini buses) to commence my day trip.Read More