Cuauhtémoc is located northeast of the state of Colima, bordering on this cardinal point with Tonila. To the east, with Pihuamo. To the south and southeast, with that of Colima. And to the west, with those of Comala and Villa de Álvarez. It is located between the geographic coordinates of 19º 12 'to 19º 30' north latitude and 103º 30 'to 103º 42' west longitude.