Mexcaltitán Island is a magical place in the middle of fresh and salt waters with a history full of legends.
The journey to get to Mexcaltitán Island is an adventure in itself, from the pier La Batanga, you board a boat that crosses mangroves inhabited by a great diversity of birds. This small mangrove island has the reputation of being the legendary Aztlán, the birthplace of the Aztec civilization.
The singularity of the site is that in its reduced surface is located a picturesque urban development with some narrow streets that become navigable canals in the rainy season, a central square, a temple, and an interesting museum with archaeological pieces.
Isla de Mexcaltitán was declared a Historic Monument Zone in 1986. It is recommended to try the Taxtihuil, a typical dish based on shrimp with mole, or to savor shrimp in tamales, tortillas, empanadas, and pate.