It took us a little longer to get there then we had anticipated because once we left the toll road we had to drive mountain roads for a good hour. However, it was truly worth the drive. Mazamitla is like mountain towns in Europe with buildings like Swiss Chalets and little cabins. Many of buildings in the plaza are made with wood fronts and wood balconies giving this town a definite mountain look. Our hotel the Best Western was within walking distance to the town center. Our little cabin had a queen size bed with a wood burning fire place which we definitely needed for the cold evenings.
We checked into our cabin and then we were off in search for a early dinner. After the drive I decided I wanted a good steak. We found a restaurant based on a recommendation. Unfortunately, it was a bit of a disappointment. After eating we went to explore the central part of town. This town could by far be one of the most beautiful we have seen in Mexico. The photos below show the central part of the town with the church and buildings surrounding the plaza.
After a little exploring we purchased a bottle of wine and went back to our little cabin and started a fire, rested and made plans for Saturday. We decided to have breakfast at the hotel Saturday morning. Afterwards we headed into town for a morning walk around the central part of town before we headed into the country for our long hike.
We drove to a neighborhood with beautiful country homes for our hike to the water falls. This hike felt like walking through the mountains around Lake Tahoe. Some of the homes and gardens were beautiful with a mountain feel. This hike round trip took us about 4 hours. Some of the homes below.
After the walk through the neighborhood the trail went down toward the water falls for about a 1/2 mile.
After resting by the falls and taking photos we then made our way back through the neighborhood to our car. Once back in central we searched again for a restaurant with a good steak to make up for the day before. This time we used our judgement and not a recommendation. We happen to find a gem of a restaurant and had a really great steak lunch with quality steaks. We were happy eaters and ready to explore again. After lunch we walked around the town for a few hours going in and out of shops and talking with different people. The was again relaxing in the room which was a little warmer this evening. Sunday morning after breakfast we started our drive to Manzanillo through the beautiful mountain scenery. We arrive in Manzanillo around lunch time.