Presa Cajón de Peña

It is a place of inspiration from my eyes the water is lost in the infinite interior transports me to my thank universe then my existence.

It's nice to hug my tree guard La Ceiba, listening to birdsong Is comforting to note that water again! And watch the fishermen arrive Taren the food giant glass of water this gives us.

Presa Cajon de PeñaIn the early sixties was a prosperous town with beautiful Haciendas, church and a large number of people named Santiago that until progress required to make the people their move to the Nuevo Santiago to lead to the construction of a new dam. It was built in 1974 - 1976 is considered one of the most important and largest of the State of Jalisco, the municipality of Tomatlan, Jalisco. It is classified as the dams of gravity and the liquid is contained by the wall of the same. It has a capacity of 707'000, 000 cubic meters.

It represents a real attraction for visitors for its recreational activities and the beauty of its landscapes, waterfalls (El Salto and La Quebrada), rivers and streams (Guasimal, sombrio, cacao and cuale), habillo forest, barcino, higuera devoradora, higuera común, parota y primavera. It is also the habitat of more than 150 species of birds, among which are the ducks, herons pearl collar, cranes, orange-breasted finches, egrets, crows, hummingbirds and doves.

His dead trees submerged in water to watch the evening give the appearance of being in a mystery movie and in the morning these same birds are covered by giving us an unforgettable show.

Presa Cajon de PeñaIt features nine different restaurants located on the banks of the Presa where they serve a variety of local food and catch fishing day as the bass, Tilapia, shrimp and exotic mollusk difficult to reproduce highly sought worldwide for its exquisite flavor that only he can be found at this dam and the Edo. Tegololo called Veracruz.

Among the activities to be done in Cajon de Peñas are water skiing and kayaking, for those who like strong emotions. You can also go swimming, diving or hiking along the edge of the dam or river banks.

Petroglifos en Presa Cajon de PeñaFor lovers of the past, Peñas drawer also has archaeological sites, such is the case of petroglyphs or rock paintings, among which the "Painted Rock", a cave painting only in Mesoamerica. Located on the banks of the river north Tomatlán Dam, a natural formation that is located 12 meters from the river bed. This stone has a height of 40 meters by 8 meters long and 2 meters wide and is pigmented red. Para los amantes del pasado, Cajón de Peñas cuenta también con áreas arqueológicas, tal es el caso de los , entre las que destaca la "Peña Pintada", una pintura rupestre única en Mesoamérica. Se encuentra en la ribera del río Tomatlán al norte de la presa, en una formación natural que se localiza a 12 metros del lecho del río. Esta piedra tiene una altura de 40 metros por 8 metros de largo y 2 metros de ancho y está pigmentada en color rojo.