Arteaga is a great Magical Town located east of the capital of Coahuila, Saltillo.
It offers a surprising combination of arid and green areas, which can look almost like desert mirages.
These landscapes are characteristic of this region of Mexico.
When visiting Arteaga you will also be charmed by its beautiful forests with crisp, clean air, as well as a mountainous streak which runs its course by this lovely destination.
As you make your way through its peaceful cobbled streets you will have a chance to enjoy the architecture of its temple, dedicated to Saint Isidore the Laborer.
It is common to find an array of artisanal shops where you can find fruit preserves and liqueurs which have given fame to this northern town.
These products are made with apples, peaches, or other fruits, and many other spices cultivated in nearby gardens.
Monterreal Forests, a marvelous complex offering skiing year round.
It is only a few kilometers south of Arteaga.
Or if you are looking for a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, all you have to do is rent a cabin.
From its balcony you can see beautiful vistas of the town, in what many affectionately refer to as “Swiss Mexico.
Visit the temple of Saint Isidore the Laborer, the town’s most important building.
It was built centuries ago, in 179-, and was not completed until 1954.
It is made up of two structures, elaborately adorned with pillars, cherubs, and other symbols.
Summertime is one of the best times to visit Arteaga.
Especially since its climate is temperate, this becomes a prime destination for adventure tourism.
The temperature does drop significantly during the winter, but it is also worth coming and enjoying the lovely mountainous horizons, covered in drapes of white.
They are a dream come true.
You have to try and even take home its fruit preserves and liquors.
Especially the quince or apple liqueurs.
They can be bought in many artisanal shops or stores throughout Arteaga.
We also recommend trying the delicious peach or tart apple candies, which you can buy at “La Quinta Fantasia,” without a doubt one of the town’s most traditional shops.
Things to see and do
rappel, hiking, skiing, excursions on bicycle, camping.