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Copala

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Address: Mazatlan, Mexico
Phone Number:
9881414
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Quaint little village with cobblestone streets, colonial buildings and...

Quaint little village with cobblestone streets, colonial buildings and charming square.

 

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Great day trip

We went there in 2015. It was a very nice day trip. We stopped at a potters shop on the side of the road and watched them make clay pottery, it was fun. The town of Copala was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Brad T
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there in 2015. It was a very nice day trip. We stopped at a potters shop on the side of the road and watched them make clay pottery, it was fun. The town of Copala was very quaint with a beautiful 18th century church in the center of town. The people were great. Like everywhere in Mexico they... More 

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Forster, NSW Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great trip just east of Mazatlan worth the time and effort. We went in our own vehicle, but it is possible to hire a vehicle or use one of the tour companies. An interesting village with a large artisan population, a fascinating architectural spread, a wonderful historic church, (beware of the loose handrails, or you could end up some distance... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned to travel there by bus only to learn that there was no return bus that day. My plan was to spend the day and explore and paint. Subsequently I went on a tour which I would not recommend. Short stops in various villages, led to 'shopping opportunities'. Ultimately, I was glad I did go because it is out... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Its a very old beautiful place with stone streets old houses and a church from the 1700s. worth seeing. only a couple of stores. We ate in someones home!

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Thank warmnsafe
Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Few people still live in the small village of Copala a little ways up from Mazatlán in the mountain. Beautiful cobble stone streets, the church with a hole in the floor probably due to a mine shaft below, delicious coconut pie and bird watching

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Thank Mike5466
Cascade, Idaho
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This used to be one of my favorite villages to visit. The old church was worth the visit, and the small shops were interesting. Long ago I even looke at a house for sale. Both restaurants were good. The coconut-banana cream pie it each was worth the drive. We drove up there in 2015 and was greatly disappointed. Every thing... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice plaza in front of 16 century church. City administration square has great murals depicting the history of city and Mexico,s fight against Spanish conquest.

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Placerville
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We visit a different area in Mexico for vacation every year and during every trip we try, whether it's ruins, colonial towns, petroglyphs, cave paintings, to visit historical sites. I have always wanted to see the beautiful church in Copola and the Los Labradas petroglyphs. On one day we drove all the way to see the petroglyphs only to find... More 

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Sylvan Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Going by bus tour is an experience in itself as you stop and see the furniture manufacturing facilities along the way and people doing their laundry in the streams using the old method of drying on the rocks etc. The food is great and the key lime pie the best in Mexico

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San Francisco
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We wanted a different experience from the beach so I joined a guide tour to Copala. It was about 1 and 20 mins drive. It is a cute down but very small and not much to see so we basically stopped for lunch and head back to Mazatlan.

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