AAA Editor Notes
Lake Pátzcuaro is north of town. This is one of Mexico's highest lakes in terms of elevation. Its placid waters are dotted with islands, and a score or more of tiny Tarascan villages ring the shoreline, many accessible only by boat. The distinctive “butterfly” nets that once were the main tool of local fishermen now appear mostly for photographers. The lake still yields the pescado blanco, a small, almost transparent whitefish that is a local favorite.