Coahuila means “snake that flies”. The state can be found on the Northern part of México, connecting with one of the many borders between the United States. Inside its territory, oases and microclimates can be found with important biodiversity. Breathtaking mountains, mountain chains, forests, ravines, lagoons, deserts and steppes compose the region’s landscape.
Coahuila offers us interesting and historic places such as the ‘Plaza de Armas’ in Torreón, considered to be a Historic Heritage. The city of Torreón has important industrial and commercial activity. In each of the state’s cities, one can be able to find special places to discover. The historic state capital, Saltillo, has a great variety of museums, colonial precincts and patriotic monuments. Within its huge mountains, one can discover awe-inspiring fossil remains; you can expand your paleontological knowledge in these places. Coahuila’s cuisine is delicious and varied: menudo rojo, head barbecue and meat with chili are some of the exquisite dishes you must try.
Wejoytrip recommends Visit Cuatro Ciénegas, a Magic Town that will amaze you with its characteristic beautiful swamps, created millions of years ago by nature. Its amalgamation of desert and paradise will leave you breathless. Besides Cuatro Ciénegas’ magical nature, you must roam through its tranquil villages, places that hold a certain air of calmness and peacefulness. You can visit the Yeso dunes, another marvelous wonder of this region’s nature. Casa Madero is also unmissable; this winemaking house was founded in 1597. Since then, it has been an important place of outstanding wine production, and has received worldwide recognition for its excellent and delicious wine. The house is considered to be the oldest one in America, and it is found in Parras de la Fuente. In here, you will be able to admire how vines are cultivated while losing yourself in the mysticism of this place. Buy and try some of the internationally award-winning wines produced by this house, praised for its quality. Also, you will learn the history of winemaking and the preparation process in the Wine Museum. If you visit Parras during the month of August, you will be able to assist the Vendimia carnival, a wonderful festivity that will leave you in awe.
Visit the city of Saltillo, home of the ‘Museo del Desierto’. In this museum, you will be able to witness an impressive Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton, as well as discovering several paleontological pieces that are up to 400 million years old. Taking advantage of your visit to Saltillo, you must travel to the ‘Mirador Plaza México’, which will fascinate you because of its inspiring panoramic view of the city.
If you are looking for adrenaline, you can practice skiing in the Monterreal woods, located in the Arteaga mountain chain. With over 230 meters in length, this skiing facility is a prodigious artificial track where you will be able to ski in the snow any time of the year.
Things to see and do camping, rappelling, skiing, Tyrolean traverses, sports on sand, buggie routes, trekking, paintball, archery, paleontological tourism, golf, skateboarding, rural tourism, hiking, horseback riding and caving.
Magic Towns: Arteaga, Candela, Cuatro Ciénegas, Guerrero, Parras de la Fuente and Viesca.
Arteaga - Magic Town
Ubicado a sólo 18 km al oriente de Saltillo, Coahuila, este Pueblo Mágico te sorprenderá con sus bellos paisajes serranos y un extraordinario ...