Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sobre El Jorullo

Close to La Huacana is México's second youngest volcano of named El Jorullo. Although only a half an hour drive away, Toño and his sister have never been there.

El Jorullo was born on September 29, 1759, and had been active for 15 years. It a cinder cone volcano, which lies in a remote yet beautiful landscape. The drive goes through groves of elegant palmas real, the local variant of sabal mexicana. The farmers only harvest the top to leaves to make hats and brooms.

The head of the local environment protection agency was so kind to give us a tour. It is a half an hour hike to the crater, but the view up there is worth every step.

Our guide refused to take any money for his services, he just asked us, to promote a trip to the volcano. Hence, by writing this, I'm paying of our debt.

Location:18°58′19″N 101°43′05″W


Expat Traveler said...

Very interesting! Promotion is key...

Micky said...

Tell him I'll be sure to visit - if ever I'm down his way.

Perhaps a young volcano is less terrifying than an older one. Actually I don't know. Seems to me that any volcano is probably pretty awesome.

Stephen Chapman said...


In a few days time, '5 on the fifth' will return.

You can either take 5 random pictures or follow this months theme which is: BLUR