Given that one of the first settlers to this then “Hacienda” was from Madrid Spain, the town is named in honour of San Isidro Labrador, the patron Saint of Labourers who was also from Madrid. They named the hill that is located to the south of the town Mazatepec as it comes from the Nahuatl and means “the land of deers”. This community belongs to the municipality of Tala in the state of Jalisco. Based on the census register by the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Information (INEGI) in 1995, counts with 659 homes and 3231 habitants.
This region is owned both privately and by the government. As such the government parcels out pieces to farmers who are allowed to live off the proceeds of their work and live on the land itself, however they have no proprietary rights to it. And though today in San Isidro private landowners and farmers are allowed to use their land however they choose, the government sometimes reclaims it for the construction of highways and development. Some large regions are farmed cooperatively, while others are toiled by individual farmers and their families on smaller estates.
ANIMA rural home is located in a valley surrounded by various cherry, alfalfa, cactus (Nopal) and sugar cane farms, and is in close proximity to other villages and municipalities. These other communities mainly practices agriculture, cattle raising, commerce, construction work and “charreria” (The culture of horsemanship and rodeo riding.) They principally cultivate crops of sugar cane, but there is also corn, beans, avocado, lime, tomato, sorghum and barley in the area. People from all over the place, as far away as other countries visit this active tourist spot because it is home to three natural hot springs.