Known as the city of tamarinds for its tamarind trees surrounding the downtown cathedral and as the birthplace of the Mexican flag on account of an individual named José Magdaleno Ocampo who crafted the Flag of the Three Guarantees here after Mexican gained independence from Spain in 1821, sadly all that is eclipsed by the tragic kidnapping incident of 43 students that took place in Iguala in 2014.
- 1 Parroquia de San Francisco de Asís (St Francis of Asisi Church).
- San Francisco church
- 2 Museo de la Bandera y Santuario de la Patria, Calle Benito Juárez SN, Centro, ☏ . A good place to get some nationalistic feelings about Mexico and an appreciation about the history of the area.
- 3 Zócalo de Iguala. Town square and monuments.
- 4 Tuxpan Lake. Good place to fish if you have a license or get away.
- 5 Asta Bandera. 10ː00-18ː00 M-F, 10ː00-17ː00 Sa-Su. A good place to go for exceptional views over Iguala and for contemplating your small stature compared to the flagpole trying to touch the troposphere here.
- 1 Hotel White House, Juan Aldama 54, Centro, ☏ . Wifi, a/c, swimming pool, jacuzzi, restaurant. MXN 691.