Day of the Dead at Pátzcuaro, Michoacán Disney Pixar inspiration for the film “Coco”

Pátzcuaro, Michoacán the Ultimate “Day of the Dead” experience.

Pátzcuaro and the nearby Isla de Janitzio are two of the most popular places in Mexico to live an unforgetable Day of the Dead experience.

Hotels are booked months in advance, and even those who book early sometimes find their reservations cancelled a week before the festivities because hotels can charge such high rates.

The cemeteries here were the inspiration for the Disney Pixar film Coco. Even the fishermen who take visitors across Lake Pátzcuaro to the island decorate their boats with altars to the dead.

Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro.
Day of the Dead in Pátzcuaro.The Yucatan Times Newsroom