Nahualapan: A place of ancestral rituals and herbal medicine

In the beautiful municipality of Armería you can find a corner full of mysticism, rituals, healing and relaxation, a place where you will find the perfect connection between nature, body and soul, it is located at about Nahualapan, a small town located on the shores of Playa El Paraiso. If you feel stressed in everyday life then this place is the place for you and yours.

From your arrival in the city, you will feel that the environment has already been visualized differently, sea breeze, blue sky, beautiful streets and you will notice an atmosphere of mysticism and good energy. In some areas of the town, you will see people in their traditional costumes, If you are lucky you will hear drum music in the background. We are sure you will be comfortable and relaxed.

Nahualapan It is known for its shamanic rituals, pre-Hispanic traditions, connection with nature, ancestral ceremonies, purification, herbal medicine, temazcal baths, and massages to improve health. The people of the area have a great respect for all of this culture and do it every day.

Nahualapan Festival

Our suggestion is that you visit the city During the month of May, because during this month the well-known Nahualapan Festival takes placeThe celebration lasts three days and during this time groups of people interested in spirituality come together from the states of the Republic such as: Michoacán, State of Mexico, Coahuila, Zacatecas and Puebla.

Nahualapan Festival in Playa El Paraiso.

If you take a tour of Nahualapan on these dates, you will suddenly see yourself surrounded by incense and aromatic herbs that will transport you to another plane. You will listen to people singing songs and witness the amazing pre-Hispanic dances that take place during the celebration. It’s like being in a fantasy movie.

But best of all, you can be a part of the celebration, because You will have the opportunity to see: workshops, cleaning, medical consultations (traditional medicine), prayers to ancestors, vigils, songs, street markets for items indicating spiritual well-being and various rituals.

All this is done to honor the ancient gods, to give thanks for the blessings you have received, and to ask for the months to come. It’s a way to connect with nature and remember our roots. Moreover, these rituals also have healing and protective powers.

If you decide to attend this little piece of paradise from Colima outside of May, you’ll still be able to enjoy a colorful, serene beach, and even if you feel like it, there are places where you can hire a temazcal and a spiritual guide who will guide you through the process.

What Nahualapan has to offer is unique, It doesn’t matter if you are a skeptic or a believer, I assure you that you will have an exceptional experience. Of course, go with an open mind and willing to relax and let yourself be surprised. You will not regret!

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