Metro Apatlaco, on Line 8 of the Mexico City Metro, is directly southeast of the neighborhood of the same name. The Nahuatl name means “place of medicinal baths,” and the station logo depicts a glyph that shows the same thing.
Apatlaco was another of the ancient island communities, like Nextipac, Aculco, Tetepilco, and Atlazolpa. They were populated after the settlement of Culhuacan. But when you consider that the Cualhuacan area was settled in about 800 CE, it’s a very long time prior to the founding of Tenochtitlan.
You can see the ancient islands on the 1521 map of ancient Tenochtitlan. La Nueva Rosita is the neighborhood to the east of the station. It’s much younger, though. All of these ancient communities later thrived along the banks of the La Viga canal that was a major thoroughfare until the end of the 19th century.