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LAZARO CARDENAS City Guide & Directory
Lazaro Cardenas Resorts, Hotels, Vacation Rentals, Restaurants and Tours

Lazaro Cardenas is only 387 kilometers from Morelia on Highway 37. There is no better place than the Coast of Michoacan to have some unforgettable vacations, enjoying the sun, beach, adventure, ecology, culture and tradition.

There are beaches for every demand, from soft and hugging waters for families with children up to turbulent waves of open sea for surfing; places where Nature was extremely kind to provide them with a great variety of animal species and vegetables. And what to say about its people, kind people who are ready to offer the best services to the visitor. There are also indigenous communities where the kindliness of Nahuatl handcrafts, due to their technique and design, are attached to the norms of pre-Hispanic periods; as well as the rescue of traditions in regional outfits, music, and dance.

These beaches with pleasant climate all year round offer tourist installations and camping areas with parking services, electricity, and water, in addition to an ideal sea for the practice of various aquatic sports.

Previously known as Los Llanitos, it formed part of the Municipality of Arteaga. The political rank of “tenencia” is obtained in 1932 with the name of Melchor Ocampo. On April 12,1947, State Congress decreed the creation of the municipality of “Melchor Ocampo del Balsas” and the name of “Lázaro Cárdenas” was attributed to it in 1970, in honor to the revolutionary general Lázaro Cárdenas who had been president of the Mexican Republic.

It was from the decade of the 70’s that the city grew and was converted into an important industrial port where imports and exports are transferred daily. The means of communication make the arrival to this region of Michoacan more pleasant, since it has a national airport and the Morelia - Lázaro Cárdenas highway. At Playa Azul, 22.5 kilometers west of Lázaro Cárdenas, begins a journey of 250 kilometers that communicates in a horizon of beaches, bays, cliffs, and exuberant vegetation, the states of Guerrerro and Colima through Michoacan; there it is possible to admire thousands of coconut palms, mango, papaya, and banana orchards; as well as herons, pigeons, seagulls, and pelicans. The road is conserved in good state, with assistance to the traveler and the kindness of the Green Angels, who offer information, service and help to tourists.

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