Tecomán is a city and seat of the municipality of Tecomán in the Mexican state of Colima, about 50 km south of the city of Colima.
In the 2005 census the city had a population of 112,726 people. It is the third-largest community in the state of Colima.
The municipality has an area of 834.77 km² (322.31 sq mi). Near the coast on Federal Highway 200, it is situated a rich agricultural industries region and is known as the “lime capital of the world.”
- Playa El Real. 10 km. south of Tecomán. Open sea, good surfing.
- Playa Boca de Pascuales. 12 km. from Tecomán. Surfing beach for the experienced. Enramadas serving fresh seafood.
- Playa de Tecuanillo. Narrow, fine-sanded, not-too-steep beach.
- Playa Paraiso. Open sea, Ramadas serving delicious freshly cooked food with Coconut drinks. Usually a calm beach except during rainy season.
- Boca de Apiza beach.
- Laguna de Amela. Deep lagoon surrounded by lush vegetation.
- Laguna de Alcuzahue. Lagoon 8 km from Tecomán. Visit the Crocodile reserve.
If you drive from Lazaro Cardenas to Mazatlan, passing by Tecoman, these route saves you an average 25-40 minutes.
- Exit autopista at Tecoman off ramp.
- Proceed toward Tecoman for 2 miles.
- Encounter huge glorietta with monument.
- Signed left turn to Cerro de Ortega. Make the turn.
- Lightly traveled boulevard. Follow for about 1-1/4 miles. Next turn will be to your right.
- See fairground on your right. Note surrounding cyclone fence.
- When fence ends there will be a street on your right. Turn here.
- Street runs straight for about 2 miles. No curves no turns. Very light traffic.
- Street ends at Mex 200 junction at another large highway glorietta
- Make left turn (southbound) onto Mex 200.
- Pemex gasolinera on your right is best bet for fuel next 150 miles.
- Reverse instructions when northbound.
You can dial 078 from any phone, where you can find free information about tourist attractions, airports, travel agencies, car rental companies, embassies and consulates, fairs and exhibitions, hotels, hospitals, financial services, migratory and other issues.
Or dial the toll-free (in Mexico) number 01-800-006-8839.
You can also request information to the email email@example.com
MORE EMERGENCY NUMBERS:
General Information: 040 (not free)
National Emergency Service: 911