One of the few activities we did during our stay in Mazatlan was a day trip to the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains and two charming towns located there. The previous day we had negotiated with a taxi driver to take us out to Concordia and Copala for a set price, which split between the 6 of us, was very affordable. The first town we stopped in was Concordia, established in 1565 by the Spanish. It’s very small, but charming.
We stopped here to watch a demonstration of how they make decorative tiles, and my dad even gave it a try. It was not easy to pull the lever used to compress the mixture.
As with most towns in Mexico, the city centers around the church, San Sebastian. We took a quick peek inside.
Our next stop was the town of Copala which was also founded in 1565 after silver was found nearby. Today there isn’t much happening here, but I imagine it doesn’t look much different.
After walking around, we stopped at this little Mexican place for lunch, which had lovely views of the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains and a little cemetery.
Overall it was a nice little day trip to break up all the beach time and drinks by the pool. Neither town had a long list of things to do, but they were fun to wander around for a little sneak peak at colonial life in Mexico.