Welcome to Tuxpan, a charming town and municipality located in the southern part of the Mexican state of Jalisco. The name Tuxpan comes from the Nahuatl word tochpan, which means a place where rabbits live or possibly a place of abundant rabbits. Some others translate it as a location above the river. Tuxpan is a hidden gem that boasts a rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and mouthwatering local cuisine. Join us as we uncover the many treasures of Tuxpan and reveal why this enchanting destination should be on every traveler’s bucket list.
Tuxpan is located between coordinates 19 13 11 north latitude and 103 18 17 west longitude, with an average height of 1,900 m above sea level. The average annual temperature is 21 C, with a maximum average of 30 C and a minimum of 13 C. Within the terrain of the hill town, the Cihuapilli stands out with 1724 masl. The Tuxpan River (known locally as Tizatirla) crosses the town.
In 1529, the Spanish conquerors came to the land under the commands of Francisco Cortés de San Buenaventura, nephew of Hernán Cortés. However, the Franciscan friars founded the village in 1536, noting the trace and built a convent in that year dedicated to San Juan Bautista. Later, an eight-sided cross was built with a based quadrangular. It is currently the oldest colonial monument of Jalisco. According to historical records of local monographs, Tuxpan was founded by the Toltec pilgrimage in the year 1642 of our era.
– 1897 – July 17. Inauguration of drinking water service, carried port of Mount to the square of San Sebastian.
– 1905 – July 18. Service facilities- National Telegraph.
– 1905 – October 23. Local mobilized train arrived with firewood.
– 1908 – March. The first public telephone comes into operation.
– 1908 – December 1. Mexican Pacific Railroad makes its arrival with the first step to Colima.
– 1910 – September 16. Inauguration of the kiosk in the main square replaced the water source from the hill Cihuapilli.
– 1910 – October. The first service power plant was created from gas.
– 1911 – July. The administration established the first post.
– 1913 – January 20. The Volcano of Colima erupts.
– 1923 – July 10. Inauguration of electric service was provided by the firm of J. Trinidad Ochoa.
– 1926 – July 13. Drinking water was pumped from the springs of Tizate.
– 1927 – July 27. First cinema hall called Red Lounge.
– 1941 – April 15. The village was almost destroyed by a strong earthquake.
– 1953 – November 14. Operation of the high schools start by federal Miguel Hidalgo.
The municipality of Tuxpan has 92 locations. Being the most populous delegations: Platanar, San Juan de Espanatica, Atenquique, Padilla, Rancho Niño, San Miguel el Alto, Los Laureles, Poblado Nuevo 21 de Noviembre, Los Mazos, Las Canoas, Agosto, Pozo Santo, Montelongo, Jalisco, San Mames, Jalisco, Paso de San Juan, El Taracon, and Buen Pais.
– Cuaxala: This dish is a kind of salty atole, a thick soup with a doughy consistency that is cooked in chicken soup, guajillo chilies, tomatoes, lard or oil, and fresh oregano. Added on top is shredded chicken meat, it is served in a mud bowl (similar to clay). It is an exquisite meal that is served especially for lunch.
– Frijoles güeros: Commonly made during Mexico’s Easter week (during Lent), the dish is prepared with the following ingredients: white beans, cilantro, Guajillo chiles, onions, garlic, and cloves. Once cooked, it is served with a tortilla, folded into four parts.
– Tacos de la estacion (Tuxpan’s Tacos): Tuxpan is well known for its tacos that are often sold at the railroad station. During the height of national train travel, Tuxpan was a stop between Colima and Mexico City where many passengers would buy these tacos. Today they are sold at the side of the station and down the street V. Carranza with Dona Martina, a very famous taco seller. These tacos consist of a corn tortilla made by hand that is covered by a sauce and stuffed with a piece of beef and pork cooked with spices, or it may be made with beans or potatoes.
– Periódico La Voz de Tuxpan, Special Edition
– Periódico La Voz de Tuxpan Special Edition y Lameiras, OLvera, José. 1990. El Tuxpan de Jalisco. Una identidad danzante. El Colegio de MIchoacán A.C. Zamora, Mich. México
– Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México: Tuxpan de la Sal, Jalisco
– Página con Noticias de Tuxpan de la Sal y Región Sur de Jalisco
– Página referente a Tuxpan de la Sal
– Página de Tochtli Promoción Cultural A.C.