Copala Colonial Tour

Copala Colonial Tour in Mazatlan (Sierra Madre Mountains, San Jose Church)
Excursion Highlights:
  • Experience the rich history and cultural charm of Malpica, Concordia, and Copala, nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains foothills
  • Watch local artisans craft stunning furniture and pottery in Concordia, and attend a baking demonstration in Malpica
  • Explore Copala, a vibrant old mining town dating back to 1565, adorned with traditional red-tiled roofs and vibrant bougainvillea blooms
  • Enjoy a delicious traditional Mexican meal, with options like chicken or beef fajitas, or the local speciality, Asado a la Plaza
  • Marvel at the 1700s San Jose Church, an example of early colonial Mexican architecture, sitting at the heart of Copala
Price: $80.00
Children (Ages 4 and under) are free.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Lunch consisting of chicken or beef fajitas, or Asado a la Plaza. Dessert and beverages are also provided.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and walking shoes or sneakers. Guests should bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, some of which are at an incline.

Copala Colonial Tour

Here's an exceptional excursion to the colonial villages of Malpica, Concordia, and Copala, located at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. Each of these Mexican villages has its own appeal.

While in Malpica, you'll see locals making colorful floor tiles by hand, and you'll get to see bread being made in a rustic kiln. Concordia offers a great opportunity to see how local artisans hand-craft beautiful furniture, pottery, and roof tiles. Concordia is home to the French-style City hall and the San Sebastian temple, built-in 1608 with beautiful arches.

The highlight of the Colonial Tour is Copala, an ancient old mining town with a rich history dating back to its founding in 1565. Copala is a colorful town filled with bougainvillea and roofs with traditional red tiles. Stroll down cobblestone streets and get to know some of Copala's 600 friendly residents. You will also be treated to a typical Mexican lunch with your choice of chicken or beef fajitas or Asado a la Plaza, which is a traditional dish, and consists of pre-cooked beef and potatoes cooked over oil, topped with shredded lettuce, carrot, and bathed in a warm tomato sauce.

Afterwards, you will have an opportunity to see one of the main attractions in Copala, which is the San Jose church. The original San Jose church dates back to the 1700s and sits high on a hill at the center of town facing the central plaza. It is a great example of an early colonial Mexican Catholic church and reflects the wealth of mid-1700s Copala.

Visit the colonial towns of Malpica, Concordia, and Copala on this exciting tour from Mazatlan.