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?
ORIGINAL VERSION IN SPANISH: CARLOS ROMÁN