Tapalpa means "Land of Colours" in the ancient Tlapalpan language. Located 132 km. from Guadalajara, Tapalpa is a small town high up in the mountains, a splotch amidst the overbearing pine forests. The air is clear, pine-scented, and the bleating of the lambs and goats are carried clearly through the mountain air. It is a very old town ... history dates it before the 12th century when the Otomies inhabited it. It's fairly quiet, but busy on a Sunday, when the local people display their wares. We found freshly baked ... (more)