In the far southeastern border of the state of Jalisco
lies a beautiful and immaculately clean pueblo by the name of
This small and relatively young municipality (March 1888)
has a population of approximately 2500 people.
Most of whom appear to not live here.
Two things we noticed immediately:
There are hardly any people in this town,
and there are more horses and mules
being used for transportation than cars!
Everyone tried not to stare at us, those who spoke were very friendly.
Several men stopped to speak with us in English
and we were told there were many residents now living in the US.
Well, that explains it!
But what it doesn't explain is,
why were there so many men on horse/muleback ferrying milk cans?
This attractive pueblo is surrounded by picturesque, hilly
livestock ranches and agriculture.
The plaza and portales were a brisk but sunny stroll.
Yo! Where IS everybody?
All this blue sky and sunny warmth made these ladies hungry. . .
Top: tacos de birria, chiliquilllas, breakfast
(with the best bacon I've ever had), homemade tortillas,
and condiments of salt, fresh lime, and homemade salsa
Perfectly yummmmy! Total tab for 2. . .80 pesos or about $6.15US
and was so proud of her beautiful town.
One of the things she kept saying was that Concepción was a
very religious pueblo and the reason it was so clean
was because they had a woman Presidente.
Makes sense to me!
We left Concepción de Buenos Aires via the back way
for La Manzanilla de la Paz about 30 minutes away by dirt road.
The church and plaza at La Manz.
All in all, the star of the show today was
the glorious village of Concepción de Buenos Aires.
To get there from the north shore of Lake Chapala,
take a drive to the south shore and when you arrive in the town of
Tuxcueca make a right on the highway to Mazamitla.
Shortly after getting on the highway you will see the turn off for Concepción.
Total driving time from Joco to Concepción was 1 hour.