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Location DB > Mexico > Jalapa > Tlapacoyan > Rancho El Carmen
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Rancho El Carmen
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 Database Info
created by lopix on 7/17/2005 7:26 PM
last modified by lopix on 7/17/2005 10:53 PM
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 Overview
 Description
Although most of the buildings are new, built on the old foundations, it remains true to the original finca style and also has preserved the president's large temascal, an indigenous sweat lodge that is still in use.

It sits amid 80 fragrant acres of coffee plants and citrus fruits of various kinds. It abuts a huge, spectacular valley where two clear-running rivers, the Nautla and the Filobobus, meet. The views from various hilltop locations are superb. There are also two relatively unknown and unexcavated archeological sites.
 Basic Information
Type: Plantation
Status: Active
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Address

Tlapacoyan, Jalapa
Mexico
Owner: Luis Jorge Concha Nunez
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  •  Hazards
  • Dogs - one grumpy and the other flea-ridden
  •  Interesting Features
    all sorts of old buildings
    old plantation equipment
    rivers & waterfall
    2 sets of ruins
    sweat lodge
    crocodile/dogs/peacocks
     Security Measures
  • if you don't pay for your stay... this is rural Mexico after all...
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1855
    Closed: 0
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     History
    Located near Tlapacoyan, about 100 km north-west of the state capital Jalapa, Rancho El Carmen was originally the weekend getaway of Mexico's first president, Victoria Guadalupe, 150 years ago.

     Media Coverage
    None that I know of, hasn't been newsworthy since the 1800s
     Future Plans
    Likely stay as a plantation and adventure destination
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    World's Ugliest Dog
    Thu, Nov 18th, 2004
    posted by lopix
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 8/19/2007 4:18 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Aug 19 07 at 16:18, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Apr 5 07 at 2:23, Emperor Wang deleted gallery No! and its 5 pictures
  • on Apr 4 07 at 21:20, lo fi added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Apr 4 07 at 21:20, lo fi created a new gallery
  • on Jul 18 05 at 1:02, lopix made this location available
  • on Jul 18 05 at 1:01, lopix updated a gallery picture
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