Info de Lázaro Cárdenas


Lázaro Cárdenas
Ciudad que lo lleva al encuentro entre la vegetación exótica y el susurro del mar, donde gracias al ingenio del hombre adquirió importancia por la creación de la Siderúrgica Lázaro Cárdenas-Las Truchas, ubicada en éste puerto.
Atractivos de Lázaro Cárdenas
Aeropuerto:
Arquitectura Civil: El palacio municipal sobre la avenida principal y su construcción de carácter porteño. La pérgola en el área más antigua es punto de reunión de la gente en domingos y fechas especiales donde en el centro se erige la pérgola versión michoacana del kiosco
Correo: La oficina de correos y telégrafos se ubica al fondo de la plaza municipal, sobre la avenida Lázaro Cárdenas.
Deportes Acuáticos: En la cercanía de la ciudad puede practicar el buceo y snorkel en Caleta de Campos, el ski acuático en la presa La Villita, el Surfing en Nexpa.
Fiestas y ferias: En marzo la feria y exposición Agrícola, Ganadera e Industrial y en Noviembre La exposición Industrial.
Gastronomía: Aquí encontrará una deliciosa variedad en la elaboración de platillos a base de mariscos, en especial el pescado dorado.
Hotel:
Información turística: La delegación de turismo se encuentra en la calle de Nicolás Bravo, casi esquina con J.M. Morelos, atrás de Plaza Zirahuén
Lagos y cascadas: Río Balsas, donde anualmente se celebra un maratón náutico.
Monumentos: El monumento al minero a la entrada de la cuidad evoca la importancia de la industria acerera de la región. Y el monumento a Lázaro Cárdenas en la plaza municipal.
Navegación: El recinto portuario integrado por muelles de metales y minerales, es un punto importante de importaciones y exportaciones. Y el muelle de los pescadores donde encuentra productos marinos en su mejor condición y precio.
Pesca: Usted podrá pasar un momento memorable tras el pez vela.
Playas: Es una zona de paraíso tropical donde se encontrará de cerca con las playas Azul-Eréndira y Jardín, en las que podrá disfrutar bajo una palapa los platillos típicos de la costa.
Punto de interés: El malecón ofrece atardeceres mágicos. No lejos está la presa José María Morelos, que irriga tierras de Michoacán y Guerrero y alimenta la hidroeléctrica de La Villita; su cortina sirve como puente sobre el Balsas para comunicar estos dos estados.
Transporte: La terminal de autobuses sobre la avenida Lázaro cárdenas.
En este importante lugar se desarrolla una gran industria siderúrgica que es parte fundamental del desarrollo económico del país y de la región. Es también la puerta de entrada a una serie de lugares y playas de gran atractivo y casi privadas, pues muchas de ellas, por las condiciones geográficas del entorno, se encuentran casi vírgenes y sin explorar. En este puerto encontrará una buena cantidad de servicios para hacer su estancia más agradable.
248 km al sur de la ciudad de Uruapan, por la carretera núm.37.

Information in English


Lazaro Cardenas is only 387 kilometers from Morelia on Highway 37. There is no better place than the Coast of Michoacan to have some unforgettable vacations, enjoying the sun, beach, adventure, ecology, culture and tradition.
There are beaches for every demand, from soft and hugging waters for families with children up to turbulent waves of open sea for surfing; places where Nature was extremely kind to provide them with a great variety of animal species and vegetables. And what to say about its people, kind people who are ready to offer the best services to the visitor. There are also indigenous communities where the kindliness of Nahuatl handcrafts, due to their technique and design, are attached to the norms of pre-Hispanic periods; as well as the rescue of traditions in regional outfits, music, and dance.
These beaches with pleasant climate all year round offer tourist installations and camping areas with parking services, electricity, and water, in addition to an ideal sea for the practice of various aquatic sports.
Previously known as Los Llanitos, it formed part of the Municipality of Arteaga. The political rank of “tenencia” is obtained in 1932 with the name of Melchor Ocampo. On April 12,1947, State Congress decreed the creation of the municipality of “Melchor Ocampo del Balsas” and the name of “Lázaro Cárdenas” was attributed to it in 1970, in honor to the revolutionary general Lázaro Cárdenas who had been president of the Mexican Republic.
It was from the decade of the 70’s that the city grew and was converted into an important industrial port where imports and exports are transferred daily. The means of communication make the arrival to this region of Michoacan more pleasant, since it has a national airport and the Morelia - Lázaro Cárdenas highway. At Playa Azul, 22.5 kilometers west of Lázaro Cárdenas, begins a journey of 250 kilometers that communicates in a horizon of beaches, bays, cliffs, and exuberant vegetation, the states of Guerrerro and Colima through Michoacan; there it is possible to admire thousands of coconut palms, mango, papaya, and banana orchards; as well as herons, pigeons, seagulls, and pelicans. The road is conserved in good state, with assistance to the traveler and the kindness of the Green Angels, who offer information, service and help to tourists.
Lázaro Cárdenas is a port city that with its surrounding municipality is located in the southern part of the Mexican state of Michoacán. It was formerly known as Los Llanitos, but changed its name as a tribute to Lázaro Cárdenas del Río, a Michoacán-born politician who was president of Mexico from 1934 to 1940.
The city is located at 17°57'00?N, 102°12'00?W, where the Río Balsas drains into the Pacific Ocean. In the 2005 census, the city's population was 74,884. It is served by Lázaro Cárdenas Airport. The municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas, which has an area of 1,160.24 km² (447.97 sq mi), had a total population of 162,997 in 2005, and includes extensive territory outside the city, including the communities of Las Guacamayas, La Orilla, and La Mira.
History
When known as Los Llanitos, it formed part of the municipality of Arteaga. In 1932 it was given town status and named Melchor Ocampo. On April 12, 1937, during the governorship of José María Mendoza Prado, the state congress decreed the creation of the municipality of Melchor Ocampo del Balsas. The name of the municipality changed again on November 17, 1970, to Lázaro Cárdenas, in honor of the popular formerpresident of Mexico.
In 2006, steelworkers in a Lázaro Cárdenas steel plant went on strike, causing numerous injuries and deaths.
Port
Lázaro Cárdenas is home to a deep-water seaport that handles container, dry bulk, and liquid cargo. The port handled 160,000 TEU in 2005 but is expanding to a capacity of 2.2 million TEU annually. Cargo is moved to and from the port by road and rail equally, with rail service provided exclusively by Kansas City Southern Railway. The port is expected to become a major container facility due to congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and its relative proximity to major cities such as Chicago, Kansas City, and Houston.
387 kilometers from Morelia.
There is no better place than the Coast of Michoacan to have some unforgettable vacations, enjoying the sun, beach, adventure, ecology, culture and tradition.
There are beaches for every demand, from soft and hugging waters for families with children up to turbulent waves of open sea for surfing; places where Nature was extremely kind to provide them with a great variety of animal species and vegetables. And what to say about its people, kind people who are ready to offer the best services to the visitor. There are also indigenous communities where the kindliness of Nahuatl handcrafts, due to their technique and design, are attached to the norms of pre-Hispanic periods; as well as the rescue of traditions in regional outfits, music, and dance.