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PatriciaDiane wrote a review Feb 2020
Minnesota171 contributions55 helpful votes
If one is looking for glitzy floor shows and blaring music, Copala is not for you. It is a lovely four century old colonial village with a fascinating history of gold and silver -- one can check out the stone house where gold was stored before brought in wagon loads to Mazatlan. Standing near the church, overlooking the jungle, the sound of song birds and rooster sooths even the most anxous soul. The church is a quiet but beautiful place to meditate and consider the good fortune that brought you to this place. If nothing else the Bougainvillea is a sight that will brighten one's spirits.The restaurant serves food that is fabulous! Don't miss the wonderful pie!…
Date of experience: February 2020
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vir94545 wrote a review Jan 2020
Pinole, California494 contributions24 helpful votes
I joined a tour off our cruise ship that took us to 3 Mexican Villages to view typical village life. Copala was the last stop on our tour. There are things to know about Copala, and none of them are really that important. 1) The church of San Jose is there 2) Alejandro's Restaurant is there. We entered town on rough stone laid streets. Our bus parked and we had to walk a short distance up hill through town to get to the restaurant (our tour included lunch at Alejandro's). Arriving at Alejandro's Restaurant (I think the only restaurant in town) lunch was served. Our menu gave us choices between chicken, beef or vegetarian. The plate had Mexican rice, re- fried beans, an enchilada and a taco, for dessert they served banana pie. The food was very bland. There was no spice or heat to it (considering most people associate Mexican food with chilies). The banana pie was average. They served bottled water and canned, soda. They did have clean rest rooms (I still cant figure it out, but no toilet seats). Alejandro's Restaurant is owned by a well known artist named Alejandro Rodriguez. Alejandro moves to his store/studio during the winter months. Alejandro is well known for his work with leather to make one of a kind masks. After having your meal you can go next door to visit his place and perhaps buy a mask. Please note that we saw some masks in Mazatlan for a little less than what he was charging, however there was no guarantee that he made them. The church of San Jose was across the plaza from Alejandro's. Nice old church, no one was around but it was open to the public. If you went outside and walked around it you could get a view of Copala. One last thing, the tour was suppose to show us village life, but there was hardly anyone around town, not even in the church. Bottom line unless you have time to kill, like bus rides or old churches I probably would not recommend this tour. .…
Date of experience: December 2019
advcards wrote a review Nov 2019
Reno, Nevada2,632 contributions345 helpful votes
Lunch at Alejandra’s was good other than that older run down town with cobblestone streets. Not too much to see or even buy.
Date of experience: November 2019
bob wrote a review Jul 2019
When we booked the tour lunch was included, however, our tour guide, Susana, made us pay $85.00. Ripoff!!
Date of experience: July 2019
Lars H wrote a review Jul 2019
Bayfield15 contributions3 helpful votes
Been here twice before and took one of our adult kids and her family. Nice comfortable tour bus, driver very friendly and safe. Highly recommended.
Date of experience: December 2018