We decided to take a little side trip to the town of Tecapulco, which is about a 25 minute ride down a curvy road. We rode in one of the local vans, which holds about 15 people and costs 6 pesos per person each way. A great alternative to driving!
Tecapulco is a small town full of crafts people who produce work using silver or alpaca (also called Germany silver, which resembles silver but is less expensive), along with abalone shells. They produce the work in their homes, and then deliver to Taxco or send by special order to their customers. Since today was Sunday, we did not see many people out working, but we did get the chance to meet one family that produces perfect, tiny bells.
The town is mostly antique style, and the stone on the old walls reminded me of the time I spent in rural France.
Wandering the town at night, discovering new walkways, I saw this beautiful hardware on one of the old doors.