Lake Zirahuen: Ecological & Exclusive Retreat Area (Video)
Lake Zirahuen is located in the central part of the state. Its surrounded by high mountains that form a small basin. The town of Zirahuen is located on a plain in the northern part, also surrounded by rough hills.
Pine forests are all around the area. Many cabins and houses have been built there in order to provide a perfect place to rest admiring the natural environment that the region offers.
The town of Zirahuen has 2 main docks: the smallest and more popular is the one located in the central part, were the boats bring all the visitors. The entrance is surrounded by small craft stalls and rustic restaurants property of the fishermen and their families. There you can find a good deal in some of the local dishes, like the white fish stew, that some say is better than the one from Paztcuaro.
The main church of the town is located right in the middle of it and its dedicated to El Señor del Perdón (the merciful lord). The building keeps the same architecture that prevails all around the region since the colonial times. It has a vault totally made of wood and a small choir that can be reached by a spiral staircase. The gable roof is made of orange tiles and, in the right side of the building, there is a very old bell tower made of stone.
There is a small town square in front of the church with a fountain made of cantera stone and several benches to enjoy the tranquil ambiance.