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Imala, a small World

Here you can visit the old Jesuit mission of San Ignacio Choix , the Community Museum , the José Ángel Espinoza Ferrusquilla Culture House. Nearby is the Luis Donaldo Colosio "Huites" dam , the biggest in the state, and the old Jesuit mission Baymena.

Imala is a rural community located at a Town that bears the same name, which belongs to Culiacan.
This place is famous due to hot springs there. Its name derives of the Aztec word “Imalacatlán”, which means “water that rolls”.

The main attraction of the town is the natural hot springs composed of various pools, each one with different heat intensity. The first one that catches the water from the spring is 50° C of temperature.

The second attraction, which can be viewed at some kilometers before arriving to Imala, is its church, built of red brick and ocher, with red domes displayed at the top of its tower. Next to the church
there is a small square full of mixed vegetation and cobblestoned sidewalks. Around it there are some old buildings, a heritage from the presence of Spanish people when travelled on these lands.

Around the town many local products can be found, such as chorizo, bread, panela, cheese and pottery.

Pueblos Magicos (Magic Towns) Imala, 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 Imala, Sinaloa. Pueblo Señorial



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From Mazatlán, Sinaloa to Imala, Sinaloa


From Mazatlán, Sinaloa to Imala, Sinaloa