Meskaltitan (Mexcaltitan) translated from the Nahuatl language means "the island, full of mescal" (a kind of strong alcoholic beverage). This is - a tiny island off round the Pacific coast of Mexico, with a population of just over 800 people. According to legend, this place is the ancestral home of the Aztecs.

Meskaltitan (Spanish Mexcaltitán), full name Meskaltitan de Uribe (born Mexcaltitán de Uribe) - village in Mexico, State of Nayarit, the municipality of Santiago Iskuintla, located on the same island.

Its diameter is less than 400 meters.
Meskaltitan located in the lagoon of the most extensive mangroves in Mexico.
The city is situated on the marshland, among numerous channels formed by mangrove forest.
During the rainy season, which falls in August - September, its streets turned into canals.
The roofs of the town.
According to the version that has not been sufficient scientific evidence, Mekskaltitan - a legendary Aztlán, the homeland of the Aztecs, from which they departed in 1091 to wander in search of a better place to live and settle in one and a half thousand kilometers - in Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City)
According to one legend, during the long journey to the promised land of the Aztecs arranged accommodation on the island. However, in the course of excavations conducted on the island are no Aztec artifacts were found.
The population according to Census 2010, amounted to 818 people.
Currently, the entire population of the city occupied by shrimp fishing.
In the rainy season, almost all the water floods the streets of the city and the inhabitants forced to move to live on the boat.
In the city, as it may seem, there is almost no facilities for tourists - however, as the crime.

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