View from the top of Old Man of Coniston hike in Lake District National Park, England.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Preston, Lancashire, England.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Wyke, West Yorkshire, England on May 29th!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Laguna Larga, Michoacan

We left Valle de Bravo at around 8:30am and stopped to put 1,000 pesos ($80) worth of gas in the motorhome. Then a steep climb out of the valley, and headed towards the city of Morelia.

Only one short section of toll road, but well worth the 63 pesos ($5) to avoid a very twisty windy free road.

This is the toll road on the east side of Zitacuaro.

Beautiful scenery along the way.

The road going into the mountains from Ciudad Hidalgo hardly had anyone on it. Well, except for this guy!

Sherman is parked on the far right.

We made it up to Laguna Larga. I had read about this spot and there are a few campestres and hot springs parks up here. And I say "up here" because we are now at 9,300 feet altitude! We found a great spot by the lake, and paid 160 pesos ($12.80) to dry camp for the night. But this also includes use of the hot springs pools so it's not a bad deal, plus it's a pretty spot. We are at GPS 19.79665 -100.68707

We went for a walk around the lake.

There are several thermal hot springs pools.

We have a nice view of the lake.

Sherman is happy here, so we think we'll stay another night! Besides, there is a cell tower up here in the middle of nowhere, so we have internet. Because of the altitude the temperature went down to about 4C (42F) last night, and it was 9C (48F) inside the motorhome when we woke up. Beautiful sunny day today, so we'll sit in the hot springs and go for a hike!

Yesterday's drive, 150 kms (93 miles).


  1. Another beautiful spot, cool nights for sleeping and the hot tubs to enjoy during the day, sounds great!

  2. wow, that's amazing Sherman was able to tell you he liked the spot! He must be a magic motor home :P

  3. glad that 'Sherman' is happy!..and you and Ruth, too!

  4. Looks like the perfect spot for a few days, I know I would be in one of the pools, if they were not to cold at 9000 ft. Hope all is well, working my way down the list to be ready to leave, That's not till April 19th though. be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  5. WoW ~ what a great place to be... I would love the hot springs!!!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  6. You put $80 in; we put $180! Love the three hot springs. I would be there most of the day! ~wheresweaver

  7. $237 here the other day to fill!

    Can't wait to join this lifestyle!

  8. Looks great! We keep adding places to our list for "next trip" since we are running out of days on this trip and that certainly looks like one to consider.

  9. ahhhhhh hot springs! lucky lucky! looks like a great spot. It looks soooo relaxing.

  10. You do find the FINEST places for Sherman to hang out! Not sure two nights would be enough for me.



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