They say that the name of this region means the place that catches the rain. The Sierra de Manantlan is part of the cultural region known as the Occident of Mexico that developed in parallel to the pre-Columbian cultures of Meso-America.
This mountainous area, located in the central western states of Jalisco and Colima falls within the limits of the Sierra de Manantlán Biosphere Reserve, the most important protected area in western Mexico due to its biodiversity and resource richness.
We headed out of Jaluco (the back way) looking to reach Durazno which is in the Biosphere Reserve along with Cuzalapa and were really rewarded by the scenery and relatively good road conditions. We found Durazno but didn’t realize the famous waterfall was a few miles further plus a good hike. It was getting late, we weren’t prepared … so we headed back via highway 80 this time. A link to a web page with more fotos below