Father's Day is quickly approaching and we’re facing the yearly decision - what to get dad? What better way to celebrate the head of the family than with a trip to Michoacan for a close encounter with nature?!
The city of Morelia is a beautiful tourist destination to visit and enjoy for a few days. But are you aware of the incredible eco-tours that Michoacan offers?
Here is our list of the top things to do with dad near Morelia in Michoacan, Mexico!
The Umécuaro Dam is located just 30 minutes from Morelia and it’s a favorite when it comes to eco-tours and things to do in Morelia. Navigate the dam by kayak, zip-line high over the dam from the heart-stopping height of 600 meters high over the water, or, if dad prefers something a little more mellow, take it easy and hike through its green vegetation.
A little farther away, about 70 minutes by car, is the famous Zirahuén Lake, also known as the "mirror of the gods". Surround yourself with peaceful pines and oak trees this Father’s Day for some incredible bonding time. Swim, snorkel, kayak and even paddle board over the mirror lake. You can also take the short jaunt to Santa Clara del Cobre to visit the beautiful Pueblo Magico of the artisans!
Barranca del Cupatitzio National Park
In Uruapan, just about 90 minutes from Morelia, you’ll encounter one of the most serene national parks in Mexico, brimming with hundreds of native species of flora and fauna. Admire breathtaking waterfalls and over-flowing fountains. If you father loves adventure ecotours, you’ll want to take him to La Tzaráracua waterfall, where you and dad can take on an unforgettable rappelling adventure!
Lake Camécuaro National Park
Lake Camécuaro National Park is the farthest nature destination that we recommend. It’s located about 2 hours from Morelia, but perfect for a car trip with your father to enjoy one of the natural beauties of the region. Take a boat ride, practice your diving skills in the crystal clear waters and swim while taking in the brisk, refreshing air. If your father loves to fish, he’ll love it at Lake Camécuaro! The fishing is great here! You might also want to drive over to the city of Zamora, to try some authentic Zamorano chongos.
This Father's Day, take a trip to Morelia, Mexico that you’ll remember for a lifetime and enjoy all the ecotours and things to do in Morelia and its surroundings. When looking for the best hotel in Morelia for your stay, choose Best Western Plus Gran Hotel Morelia! Our friendly staff will welcome you with open arms and pamper you and your dad as you deserve after a long day of adventures. In addition to comfortable and spacious rooms, we have a fully-equipped gym, a relaxing outdoor pool and a delightful restaurant where you can try some of the cultural dishes from the Michoacan cuisine.
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