One of Cuyutlan's attractions
is it's Museo de la Sal - Salt Museum (sponsored by the
University of Colima), which displays the processing involved in
the extraction of sea salt and its history. Nearby along the
train tracks there are many weathered wooden storage sheds
that were used for warehousing the salt before shipping. During
the Spanish colonialization of Mexico, Cuyutlan was one of the
the major salt suppliers for the silver mines of Guanajuato and
the area is still an important sea-salt producer today.
I was looking to buy some salt and this was the
first time the Salt Museum was open. They do sell salt at
a reasonable price in 1, 2 and 4 kilo bags. They have a
number of miniature re-creations of the salt process and Spanish
descriptions and history. The salt farm below is along
highway 200 on the way back to Manzanillo.