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Comala Feb 21

Comala is a small town in the state of Colima, its name comes from the Nahuatl “comalli” which means “place of comal”, (Comal is a type of traditional cookware used mostly to make or to warm tortillas); this destination is also known as “America’s white town” thanks to the fact that most of its white facades are highlighted by its red roofs. This town is famous for the excellent weather, its streets, its cuisine and the people who jealously keeps their traditions. In 1988 it was declared an Area of Historic Monuments and in 2002 was elected to the national program “Magic Towns of Mexico”. It is one of the most famous places of Colima by the legend, folklore and traditions that are mentioned in the novel Pedro Paramo, from the renowned writer Juan Rulfo, borned in Jalisco. The oldest inhabitants of the territory of Comala settled there 3,000 years ago some of the major cultures were the Olmec, Nahuatl, Toltec, Chichimecan and finally the Tarascan at the arrival of the Spanish troops. Many indigenous are still settling in Suchitlan, a town next to Comala. more…