Introducing Inland Colima State
The tiny but ecologically rich and diverse state of Colima (5191 sq km) connects lofty volcanoes in the arid northern highlands to idyllic turquoise lagoons near the hot and humid Pacific coast.
Inland Colima should become Mexico’s next great adventure hub. The famous volcanoes to the north – the active, constantly steaming but inaccessible Volcán de Fuego (3820m) and the extinct, snowcapped Volcán Nevado de Colima (4240m) – remain the big draw, but the Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve is a jungle and limestone playground in waiting with single-track mountain biking, exceptional hiking and canyons that see a few canyoneers abseiling, leaping into crystalline streams and bathing in the magical El Salto Falls. Colima is a growing garden city with an exceptional climate and Comala is the perfect place to sip micheladas and munch tapas on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Tourism infrastructure hasn’t caught up to the area’s potential yet, so those who like virgin territory should come now.