Chihuahua: “The jewel of Mexico”.
Fantastic experiences for an unprecedented trip
At some point in our lives, perhaps some of us have wondered what is the largest state in Mexico? Many probably didn’t know it, but it is Chihuahua.
To get an idea, its territory is comparable to half of Spain. The striking thing about Chihuahua is that it is not only huge in terms of geography, but it is also rich in history, culture and, especially, nature. There are many people who are encouraged to live a journey in a relaxed environment, observing a panorama of peace and immensity. From ONE IN MAGAZINE we will tell you how to do it.
The way to get to this multifaceted city, from Europe, is by a transatlantic flight. You land at the General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport.
The best time to travel to Chihuahua is during the months of March and April, in the spring and autumn seasons. Also, these are the times when the temperature is milder, without extreme cold or oppressive heat. Likewise, the official hurricane and instability season is from June to November, just when the good weather begins in Europe.
A strategic location
The state is located northwest of Mexico City (CDMX) and borders the United States. It has 3.7 million inhabitants and receives 8 million tourists annually. It generates close to 100,000 jobs, according to the Fideicomiso de Promoción Turística: Ah, Chihuahua! It also treasures 11 protected natural areas and the impressive Copper Canyon that can be traveled on the luxurious Chepe Express train.
The Copper Canyon
Among other attractions, we find the Copper Canyon that has an extension four times greater than the Grand Canyon of Colorado in Arizona and is home to the ancestral indigenous community of the Tarahumara where it is possible to immerse yourself in their culture and learn, first hand, their stories, their gastronomy and the art of the Tarahumara people.
A unique experience
The experience in Chihuahua, reaches one of its high points when you start an exclusive trip on the Chepe Express train that crosses a route of more than 350 kilometers. You will be able to enjoy all the comforts on board, as well as breathtaking views throughout the trip. It will also be a great time to taste the gastronomy of the region in two restaurants, Urike and Kori, and a bar on board. The train offers three classes: First, Executive and Economy.
Destinations to discover
It is the capital of the state of the same name, the largest in Mexico. With a great industrial development, modern with commercial and residential areas.
At this point are located Las Barrancas del Cobre which are bordered by a series of viewpoints and suspension bridges. It is considered a must visit for the beauty of its landscapes. The Adventure Park is, for adrenaline fans, a unique opportunity to ride the cable car, the third most important in the world. Likewise, here we find the ZipRider zip line, a unique experience, since it is the longest in the world.
It is the gateway to the Sierra Tarahumara and, therefore, is home to the largest population of Tarahumara, recognized for being excellent runners as well as great artisans. It was considered the most beautiful town in Mexico, by the WTO (World Tourism Organization) awarding it the prize “Best Tourism Villages 2022”.
The town was founded in 1680 in a beautiful valley by Juan María de Salvatierra, a Jesuit missionary. Its climate is privileged since all the year it is temperate and humid, conserving a beautiful green carpet in its surroundings.
The journey allows you to know Chihuahua in a different way, it is a dream road where centuries of ancestral culture, some of the best dishes of the region, diverse landscapes with amazing and charming corners, each one different from the other. So, all that remains is the most important question: Shall we meet you there?
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Discover how to immerse yourself in the colour and festivities of one of Colombia’s most captivating cities
When you walk through this Colombian city, the colours catch everyone’s eye. Yellow, orange, green. In the north of Colombia, Cartagena, also known as the Caribbean Coast, is a charming city to enjoy a great weekend holiday in Latin America. Now that tourism has recovered, the city is more alive than ever and ready to show the best of its seas and its gastronomy.
¿Where to stay?
Since we are only staying for a short time, we are sure to be looking for a splendid view, fun activities and complete attention. For this, the Hyatt Regency Cartagena will be a sure hit. It is located in Bocanegra, a luxury area bordered by crystal-clear beaches and colossal residential areas. This franchise is expanding all over the world, its fame is evident to millions of inhabitants.
It features spectacular suites that project the purity of the sea onto their windows, ensuring movie-like mornings and sunsets for guests. Also, get your swimming costume ready to enjoy the infinity pool experience that Hyatt creates fantastic summer experiences. On the other hand, the Aqoral Spa, the lounge where pleasure and peace is assured, is another of the hotel’s greatest attractions.
El Mirador Gastrobar
The dream of every tourist is to eat sublime food and enjoy a good party, so we introduce you to one of the most famous restaurants. Just 9 minutes away from the Hyatt Hotel and located in the Historic Centre of Cartagena, you can’t miss the Mirador Gastrobar. First of all, a good view builds good times and this place has a rooftop that is accompanied by the Torre del Reloj, a 16th century monument. In the open air and with music by DJs, here you can taste dishes such as Moqueca de Mariscos or a delicious Pescado al Ajillo.
Asimismo, la Garita es un lugar de brunch dentro de este espacio para gozar de un ambiente más íntimo y mágico.
In Latin lands you have to know how to live the adventure always accompanied by a Carajillo, a drink that is somewhere between coffee and alcohol. Finally, the Claustrum discotheque on the third floor is the end point of a night that will ensure ecstasy and Colombian rumba in all its splendour.
Fuerte de Pastelillo
Who doesn’t want a unique moment surrounded by nature? Just 10 minutes from the Hyatt Regency Hotel, you will love this alternative. The name derives from the military fortress San Sebastián de Pastelillo, which is located just metres from the restaurant. You can come and embrace a dreamy sunset overlooking the bay of Cartagena and surrounded by lush vegetation. A romantic theme can also be booked for special moments for couples.
Before finishing this brief and intense tour, we can’t leave the city without trying the Medallones de Langosta (lobster medallions) or a Festival de Mariscos (seafood festival). As for desserts, an exquisite option is the Chocolate Volcano a la Cartagenera, a creamy chocolate coulant accompanied by cocoa and almonds, dulce de leche sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Editor: ONE IN Magazine
48 hours in London
A two-day adventure is enough to immerse yourself in England’s great capital city
Discovering London in 48 hours can be a difficult task, but not impossible. Being the capital of one of the Kingdoms with more historical weight in the world, there will always be time to enjoy all the countless activities to do in the big city, even if we lived there. Therefore, below we will share with you a tour to take advantage of this spectacular express trip.
Since we want to enjoy the city to the fullest, it is better to take foresight and make reservations some time in advance if we want to visit a particular monument. To begin with, the main thing is to stay in a centrally located hotel that allows us to move easily by any means of transport. A very good option is the Treehouse Hotel, located in Langham Place, very close to Oxford Street. This peculiar hotel is a building decorated with wood, motivated by sustainable actions.
From afar, it is a cozy and warm space due to its construction with natural waste. Its rooms
and naturalistic English decoration, with a luxury of another level. In addition, the giant window of its rooms will ensure a perfect stay for all that London has in store for us.
has in store for us.
Depending on the type of reservation we choose, we can enjoy its cooing restaurant “Madera”, which is located on the 15th floor of the building, with an irresistible organic culinary offer, perfect for any time of the day. To access it, it is not necessary to be staying at the hotel, but it is necessary to make a reservation in advance.
Starting from this point, the first day, we can choose to go in the direction of Oxford Street and head to the Soho area, which is full of stores, as well as the most curious bars and cafes, which stand out for their originality. Thus, we arrived at the intersection of Piccadilly Circus, a space to dazzle us with the power of the big city, and while we’re here, we can not miss a jump in the famous Chinatown. For those visiting London for the first time, I’m sure it’s normal to feel like a little kid in a jungle, as the movement of people and the amount of open places can be intimidating. A very English coffee or tea can be a great option to assimilate and continue the tour.
The recommendation is to get to St James Park, from here, it is essential to make the journey through the great street The Mall, a place that the kings of England travel to reach Buckingham Palace. It is worth remembering that this is where hundreds of fans left roses and gifts when both Princess Diana of Wales and, recently, Queen Elizabeth II died.
For fans of royalty, a visit to this palace is sure to be an experience not to forget. From this point, we are just a few steps away from the historic monuments that represent the English capital, the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben and the London Eye, monuments that with their power and elegance dazzle everyone who sees them with very justified reasons.
Enjoy the sunset or the spectacle of lights in these attractions are other experiences that we can not miss.for the next day, the tour is easier, we will use the means of transport that is more comfortable for us to go to the Tower Bridge, better known as Tower Bridge. For many, this is where the London dream comes true and becomes a reality, because the majesty of the construction will make us kneel, even if the queen is not there.
In London, culture is one of its strong points, so museums and churches in the city will not be lacking. If in the end we have chosen Treehouse as our hotel, very close to here is also the Madame Tussauds London wax museum, where we can take a picture with the royalty or with Donald Donald Trump himself.
royalty or Donald Trump himself.
In the area there is also the museum and the statue of Sherlock Holmes or the Queen Mary Gardens. To close a night in style, Treehouse houses “The Nest” on top of its Madera restaurant, a rooftop bar worthy of a photo shoot with spectacular 360-degree views of the London skyline. At The Nest, the DJ’s tastefulness is a highlight and proves that the English do know how to have fun.
The variety in the menu also offers the option to dine or enjoy some great cocktails. Although we surely have not been left wanting to continue enjoying London, we already have the photos in the most emblematic places, and with everything we have seen we are surely already planning a return to this splendid city as royal and incredible as its own royalty.
Source: Traveling Magazine
An elite cocktail bar has just landed in Madrid
Smart keys to open a luxurious hotel room
The Ansares Hotel has got rid of conventional locks as part of its ecological commitment.
The key to a dream getaway is in our e-mail. Yes, the heavy key rings and cards to enter your room are a thing of the past, because Ansares Hotel frees us from this process and sends us an e-mail that automatically opens the doors to one of its exclusive rooms.
Surrounded by a landscape of green areas and endless views of pure nature, this smart key is one of the innovations in sustainability that this charming four-star hotel has, which is located in the municipality of Tarancón (Cuenca).
Precisely in the middle of a magical enclave, the hotel in Cuenca has implemented a modern, luxurious hotel palace with all the facilities to pamper its guests. In this way, the owners of the hotel and their representative Felipe Sánchez, Commercial Director of the hotel, showed us how green initiatives in the hotel industry can be planned and implemented in different ways, it is only necessary to appeal to awareness and creativity to make them achieve their objective without losing the glamour.
Bajo esta filosofía, la decoración y el estilo tomó forma de sus propietarios, quienes tardaron solo tres días para darle personalidad al edificio. Cada uno de sus espacios, mantiene un ambiente cálido, perfecto para esta temporada. Con lo impoluto que es el lugar, tenemos que prestar atención a los detalles para percibir que muchos de sus adornos, como libros o revistas, son productos reciclados.
Los propietarios apostaron así por darle una segunda vida a artefactos que ahora lucen como nuevos. Entre otras de las acciones eco amigables, se incluye un punto de recarga de coches eléctricos.
El hotel ha sido construido con las últimas innovaciones tecnológicas en materia hotelera, como sistemas de domótica y de eficiencia energética. En cuanto a espacios para el disfrute personal, este hotel lo tiene todo, empezando por su restaurante de primera calidad, Essentia, áreas de spa con lo último en cuidado personal, piscinas e hidromasajes, catas de vinos, salón de conferencias y un amplio espacio de recepción exterior, ideal para montar una boda soñada.
Si bien muchos madrileños, llegan a este enclave para pasar un fin de semana de relajación, el diseño del hotel también se adapta para eventos empresariales, ya que cuenta con un auditorio con un aforo de 240 personas, dotado de las últimas tecnologías y pantalla LED gigante.
Asimismo, está claro que ninguna excursión puede terminar sin un regalo al paladar. De hecho, no hay mejor momento para dar un salto a probar la gastronomía de Cuenca, ya que hace apenas una semana, el lugar se ha galardonado como la Capital Española de la Gastronomía en 2023. Toño Navarro, chef de Essentia, se encarga de elaborar toda la maravilla culinaria local con una propuesta idílica para los amantes del buen producto de temporada: verduras, mariscos, pescados y, sobre todo, carnes e ibéricos de excepción.
Valladolid: unique kilometres of excellence and good wine
Spain’s wine sector continues its quest for excellence and raises the standards of Spanish wine to a higher level in the eyes of the world.
On this occasion, LA RAZÓN presents Valladolid’s “Golden Mile of Wine”, an unmissable route of unique and incomparable experiences, as in addition to wine tastings and visits to wineries, there are a number of other attractions that will make a visit of “one mile” an unforgettable experience.
The “Golden Mile of Wine in the Province of Valladolid” is already a unique and first class wine tourism destination on the national and international scene. Geographically, the territory corresponds to the kilometres that run between Tudela de Duero and Peñafiel, which also accompany the Duero River as it passes through the province of Valladolid. It is an area with a deep-rooted winemaking tradition, recognised as one of the international areas with the highest concentration of wineries producing wine of the highest quality.
In the world, the quality and flavour of the Douro is indisputable, thousands of travellers come to Spain from the most remote places in the world just to taste a little of this elixir. For this reason, in this new route, other reasons have been added to make this experience an obligatory destination for any traveller.
Thus, in this privileged environment, there are numerous tourist initiatives that offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy accommodation, restaurants and wine tourism services of recognised excellence, enhancing the treasures of the landscape, monuments, culture and history of the area. A unique destination with exclusive experiences for the most demanding traveller.
This initiative promotes this first class international reference destination, through public-private collaboration and championing the sustainable development of the territory, from the constant search for excellence, respect for the environment and its inhabitants, and with values shared with other experiences in the province of Valladolid.
For the development of the project, the Provincial Council of Valladolid has the collaboration of the Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Valladolid, as its Technical Office.
Therefore, both entities are at the disposal of the objectives, participants and direct and indirect beneficiaries of the project, encouraging an increasing number of companies and collaborating entities to join the initiative. To join this initiative and adhere to the brand, companies, in addition to being located in the “Golden Mile” territory, must demonstrate the established quality criteria.
In this way, the province of Valladolid increases the potential of its tourism and hospitality sector at national and international level, already reaching other Latin American countries such as Mexico and Peru.
Mojitos and music to enjoy Marbella
La duración del verano es cuestión de decisión. Mientras en algunos puntos de nuestro país ya se siente la llegada del otoño, la Costa del Sol se aferra a esos rayos de sol que tanto nos alegran la vida. Antes de cambiar de temporada, LA RAZÓN cuenta cómo sumergirse entre los cócteles y la buena música de Marbella es un plan imposible de resistirse por su inminente seducción.
Para hacer esta propuesta aún más tentadora, Hard Rock Hotel Marbella ha desplegado una exuberante carta de cócteles de estilo único, en honor al éxito de su primera temporada en esta parte de España. Sus instalaciones aún huelen a «inaugurado» al igual que su carta de cócteles y sus dos piscinas de ensueño que relucen en pleno Puerto Banús, desde el pasado mes de julio.
Para quienes aún busquen vivir el verano a tope, el «Eden Pool Club» es la mejor opción, su especialidad y cóctel estrella «The pool party» te devuelve a agosto al primer sorbo. Nada mejor para acompañar al DJ que, desde el escenario en medio de la piscina, pincha su mejor lista de este verano.
Por su parte, el «Sun Society» es una opción más surrealista, donde se puede desconectar y relajarse. Se trata del recién estrenado Rooftop del hotel, sin duda, el espacio más fascinante de Marbella por su Infinity pool con vistas al Eden Pool y a Puerto Banús.
Aquí, las experiencias no se ponen límites y los cócteles tampoco, con el Raspberry Sling como bebida estrella. Asimismo, para los amantes de los clásicos, en todos los bares del hotel los cócteles de tradición aún ocupan un lugar especial, tales como, el Long island Ice Tea, el Our Mule, la Piña Colada, Whisky Sour, entre otros.
Asimismo, si entra el hambre después de pasar un tiempo bajo el agua, la oferta gastronómica de sushi y de snacks, siempre será un buen complemento que merece la pena degustar.
La marca sabe que la gastronomía es una parte clave importante en una estancia vacacional, pero estando en Andalucía, este es un factor primordial. Por ello, Hard Rock Hotel Marbella cuenta con una variada oferta culinaria. Para un bocado informal, el espacio ideal es el lobby bar GMT, mientras que la clásica cocina española se encuentra en Sessions.
Con esta oferta, Hard Rock Hotel Marbella ha puesto a la coctelería en sala VIP, que junto a una gran oferta gastronómica, se aproxima a cerrar, por todo lo alto, una temporada de verano fantástica.
Cabe destacar, que para disfrutar de este plan de fin de verano, no es necesario hospedarse en el hotel, hay pases diarios para los accesos a las piscinas y entradas exclusivas a los diferentes restaurantes que integran el hotel.