Kicking around Colima, Colima
The province where we are living is called Colima and the capital city of that province is called Colima (pop. 250,000). In this post, I’m writing about the city. I guess they had the same genius idea as Québec, Québec (yes – sarcasm here).
We originally thought that we would go to Manzanillo (40min away) if we needed services from a bigger city, but Colima (60 min) has become our preference. It is much cleaner, there is no toll to get there (manzanillo costs $12 each way on the highway!!) and every time we go we discover something new. Last time we found out they have 2 huge movie theatres – with about half of the movies in english. Now we are just waiting on a movie that would be ok for the kids…and are very much looking forward to seeing one!
Colima is a very artsy city that was the first Spanish settlement in Mexico (in 1523) and it has multiple universities which certainly add to arts scene. In fact, they claim to be the “cultural centre of Mexico”. Walking around the historic centre makes me feel just like I am in spain. It is like being transported to a whole new continent. Yet despite its European flavour, the city is very well-kept and modern. There are also many museums which we have only just started to discover and a stunning active volcano. I’d love to stay here overnight to see the lava flow in the dark. Plus we haven’t even yet visited their “central park” – a 24 acre park with a zoo in the city center, so this is just a start to our exploring of Colima, Colima.
Here I’ll let the pictures do the tour of the town….