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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Concordia and Copala

    1. Yeah, I had to Google some of that…like the names of the towns and everything else.

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