Tecomán, Colima Guide

Tecomán is an amazing city in the state of Colima which is due south of Colima. According to the stats from the state in 2005 the population was about 112 thousand people. It’s considered by many the 3rd largest city in Colima. The city is approx. 322 square miles and is by the coast. It’s considered by many an agricultural area. Tecomán has been famous and known for being the lime capital of the world.

Colima is considered to be a main pacific port and a well known resort town as well that has excellent sport fishing and various water sports and lets not forget golf. Colima is known for being an educational location with an international University located in town and a thriving art, dance and music community for local artists.

The city really is growing with a lot of business from the USA coming in and opening up locations.

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After the city had that last major earthquake in 2003 businesses have been coming in droves to open up here. Stores like Walmart, Home Depot, Sears, Burger King, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Applebee’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken have been turning Colima into the place to visit and live in as well.

You’ll also find many sushi & fresh fish restaurants in town as well. When night time rolls around you will find many taco stands that are open and ready for business with late night dinners offered throughout the city.

The Economy Consists Of:

Agriculture: Limes, tamarind, coconuts, bananas and mango.
Livestock: Cattle, sheep, pigs, apiculture and goats.
Industrial: Coconut & Citrus Agro-industry.
Mining: Dolomite, silver & limestone.

Beaches & areas of interest:

Playa El Real – This is about 6.2 miles south of Tecomán. The sea is wide open and is amazing for surfing.

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Playa Boca de Pascuales: Is about 7.45 miles from Tecomán. The beach is great for experienced surfers. Plus, if you’re looking for fresh seafood then this is the place to be.

Playa de Tecuanillo: This is considered a narrow beach with very fine sand and not too steep either.

Laguna de Amela: This is a rather deep lagoon that is totally surrounded by very lush and beautiful vegetation.

Laguna de Alcuzahue: Lagoon is about 5 miles from Tecomán. If you go, you will want to make a visit to the Crocodile reserve.

Playa Paraiso: Now this location is wide open and there are Ramadas that are always serving up some delicious and freshly prepared and cooked food that comes with lovely Coconut drinks. This is a really calm beach pretty much year round with the exception of the rainy season.

Boca De Apiza: This is located about 21 miles south from Tecomán. This location has surfing potential and is right next to a mangrove jungle.

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