For the lovers of Mexico looking
for a typical point of view and change of scenery, the state of
Michoacán is one of the most picturesque states of Mexico
because of the diversity of the landscapes, culture and craft.
Located between sea and mountains, the state
of Michoacán is advocated by the surfers as well as by
the lovers of local craft. This state is one of the first producers
of craft in Mexico. The purepechas
or tarasques still wear traditional clothes and ritual masks for
the celebrations of Pre-Hispanic
Extract of the UNESCO site : "The 56,259 ha biosphere lies
within rugged forested mountains about 100 km northwest of Mexico
City. Every autumn, millions, perhaps a billion, butterflies
from wide areas of North America return to the site and cluster
on small areas of the forest reserve, colouring its trees orange
and literally bending their branches under their collective weight.
In the spring, these butterflies begin an 8 month migration that
takes them all the way to Eastern Canada and back, during which
time four successive generations are born and die. How they find
their way back to their overwintering site remains a mystery".