This page was last updated: January 16, 2017

Lake Patzcuaro Activities 

Friends without Borders 
​Friends without Borders (FWB) is an informal group of expats who meet monthly for fellowship, conversation, and to exchange information. While we are primarily foreigners, some members are Mexican--often spouses or partners of expats in the group. The bulk of our group is from North America--either the USA or Canada--however other nationalities are represented as well. The common denominator is that our meetings are almost completely in English, though often with a sprinkling of Spanish. Anyone is welcome to visit (even if you are only in town briefly) or to start attending on a regular basis.

Our regular meeting is held at the restaurant/bar at Club Campestre, a golf club in Morelia. We meet the second Wednesday of each month. The meetings begin at 3:00 pm and usually go until 5:00 pm. Weather permitting (almost always), we sit at tables on the outdoor terrace facing the beautiful golf course. FWB members and guests are each responsible for their own bills. Soft drinks, coffee, cocktails and food are all available at reasonable prices. Casual dress is appropriate—this is not a fancy or stuffy country club setting. There is no agenda—attendees just chat about what is of interest to them at the moment. From time to time, some of us have bocce ball tournaments before or during the meeting, and sometimes we organize luncheons or other events for the members. Members also utilize the group to meet people with common interests—and people from FWB are involved in bridge groups, book clubs, and other social activities.

Club de Golf Campestre Morelia is located at Avenida del Campestre No.1540. This is just a few blocks from the large shopping center at Las Americas, which you may know as the home to large Liverpool and Sears stores. The street that runs by the Las Americas center becomes Avenida del Campestre once it crosses Camelinas. The restaurant/club house is about 8 or 9 blocks down that street. It does not have any identifying sign on the street , however it is easy to find (skip the large fancy driveway with the big Club Campestre sign which is not where you want to go). There is a long (several blocks) stucco wall on the right side of the street, and when you come to an opening in that wall, turn into the parking area and you are there. At the guard house at the gate into the club, just sign in and indicate that you are going to the restaurant (which is always open to the public). Visit the Club Campestre web site to see an excellent map showing the location: -- go to the tab for El Club.
For more information, contact Jim Pierce of FWB at
The Morelia/Patzcuaro Reading Group
The Morelia/Patzcuaro Reading Group will meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Meetings will be at a member's home and occasionally at a restaurant or meeting room. It's not necessary to come to every meeting, and even if you don't finish a book, considering coming and sharing in the conversation.  

All of the books are available from Amazon, Kindle, or dowloaded free at a 
USA Public Library.  
Please email Joe at 
for more information and/or specifics on location.  
Bring a friend and make new ones. Happy reading!

Patzcuaro's Mens Breakfast - 9am - every Tuesday   
Contact:Doug Butler
Organic Market in Morelia
The art of fine herbs
Every other Saturday from 11am to 5pm
Saturday's on  October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 1, December 15
Responsible Consumers of Organic Products
vegetables, natural Cosmetics, groceries, dairy products, turkey and chicken, eggs, seasonal, fruits and vegetables and fine herbs 
And much more!  Do not miss!
In support of fair trade and responsible consumption, please visit our market. We offer sales of organic products, barter friendly and respectful to our environment.
La Ruta Natural in Morelia 
Calle Francisco Gonzalez Leon #78,
corner of Juan de Dios Peza 
Santa Maria de Guido, Morelia
The Buen Provecho Market 
Every Friday  in Patzcuaro
11:00am to  1:30pm 
Visit the Market every week. Vendors and their items change with the seasons, but look for Gaby's organic veggies, the Oaxacan tamales, smoked cheese, yogurt, amaranth treats, and more! Eric has some great mezcal, and another gentleman has delicious chorizo, mole and ceviche.  If we are lucky, Logan and Sally will have their tasty pickles. 
La Ruta Natural Organic Market
Jan 10, Mama Lupe's, Calle Mendoza between Grande and Chica, $75
Jan 17, Lupita's, Cuesta de Tata Vasco, just uphill from Grande, $90
Jan 24, La Surtidora, under the portales on Grande, $90
Jan 31, Rosi's, beside the Basilica on Serrato, $90
Feb 7, Camino Real, at the Pemex station as you're leaving town, $80
Feb 14, El Mandil
Feb 21, Mama Lupe's
Feb 28, Lupita's
March 7, Surtidora
March 14, Rosi's
March 21, Camino Real
March 28, El Mandil
April 4, Mama Lupe
You are invited to the traditional Pottery Market every Friday morning in Plaza San Francisco in Patzcuaro.  Look for plants, also.