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Copala, the perfect place to escape
the heat in Sinaloa

Located at the foot of the Western Sierra Madre, this colorful mining town has a well preserved old town with attractions like the San José Copala Temple , built in 1765. Nearby is Pánuco, with interesting places such as the old Beneficio de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe Hacienda and the old Parish Temple of Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

Copala, formerly known as San José de Copala, is a four-century-old silver-mining town in
the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The town is in the municipality of Concordia.

The area was occupied and ruled by the indigenous peoples until 1564, when Francisco de Ibarra crossed the Sierra Madre Occidental from Durango and conquered the area for Spain. In 1565 prospectors discovered silver veins and the town of Copala was founded to serve the mines.
The town was named after a mythical city of gold for which de Ibarra had unsuccessfully searched
in northern Mexico.

The town of Copala was destroyed in 1616 by an uprising of Tepehuan Indians, but was rebuilt
after the rebellion was quelled the following year.

Pueblos Magicos (Magic Towns) Copala, Sinaloa, MexicoBecause of its tourist vocation, which captivates visitors and locals with culture, art, colonial architecture, cuisine and nature, but above all for its warmth, five towns in Sinaloa received the distinctive Pueblo Señorial. These recognitions will allow these peoples to be promoted in the state and national tourism agenda, as well as to facilitate access to programs and actions that will improve the infrastructure and services of these picturesque communities.


Video of Copala, Sinaloa. Pueblo Señorial



Location Map of Copala


From Mazatlán, Sinaloa to Copala, Sinaloa


From Mazatlán, Sinaloa to Copala, Sinaloa