To view a rugged and beautiful land and take one of the most remarkable train trips in the world, the Copper Canyon is the place to go. This is a section of northwestern Mexico known as the Sierra Madre; it is home to a primitive yet remarkable people known as the Tarahumara Indians, who live there much as they did 400 years ago.
The designation “Riviera Maya” is a fairly recent one. For many years, even after the advent and development of Cancun, then Playa del Carmen and finally Tulum, this magnificent stretch of beach along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, was little explored.
Between bloody drug wars, an epidemic of swine flu and the collapse of the economy, Mexico’s tourism industry has been experiencing tough times — especially in Northern Mexico, where tourism has fallen as much as 60 percent. The state of Chihuahua…
The little mountain town of Cerocahui, Chihuahua state in Mexico is a long way from my home in the mountains of Oregon, but each part of the journey unfolds with it’s own discoveries along the way. Cerocahui is reached by train as part of a rail trip you can book through Mexico Adventures.Inc.
We are never sure whether we go to wineries or they come to us. Completely unexpected was finding Vino Mison de Cerochuhui in the heart of the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico. It was yet another surprise on IFWTWA’s Copper Canyon Railroad adventure.
Let’s face it—the Copper Canyon (Barranca del Cobre) is not listed as one of the seven (or whatever number) wonders of the world—but it should be. Actually composed of six canyons, it’s at least four times the size of the world-famous Grand Canyon of the Colorado River, and, at many points, is about 1000 feet deeper than Arizona’s Grand Canyon.
…I could have been somewhere in Southern Europe, but I am actually near the edge of the Barrancas de Cobre (Copper Canyon), Mexico’s Grand Canyon. Little did I expect to find ancient vineyards here on top of the world.
Many Mexicans refer to the colonial mountain city of Puebla, in the State of Puebla in Central Mexico, as the gastronomy capital of Mexico.