Hi Magno readers! The Magno Insights are some of the learnings I’ve come to after 25 years of traveling experience in Mexico. By taking advantage of these inputs you will go a little beyond in your trips in Mexico. Hope these pieces of advice be useful for you. Thank you for following me on my social media.
So, some recommendations for Coahuila state are:
* Coahuila is a state with predominantly semi-dry, dry and arid climates, daytime visits in the spring and summer are more comfortable by wearing light clothing in natural fabrics, since the territory of Coahuila is mostly desertic and hot weather is remarkably present. For night visits, some warm clothing is ideal since nights become cool, especially in the fall and winter.
* The best way I recommend start visiting Coahuila is to determine what you want to visit according to your likings. If they are cities, Torreon, Saltillo, Parras de la Fuente, or Ramos Arizpe will be a good start.
* If you prefer natural areas or ecological reserves, Coahuila has some of the best in Mexico to show off. We can begin to see treasures like the “Valle de Cuatro Ciénegas”, the “Dunas de Yeso” also in Cuatro Ciénegas, the “Dunas de Bilbao”, the “Cañón de la Lima,” the “Mina de Mármol”, the National Park of “Los Novillos”, the Thermal Baths of the municipality of “Candela”, like the ones of “Ojo Caliente”, “Los Carricitos” and “Las Lajitas,” that are in the tourist corridor of the “Río Candela.”.
* Cuatrociénegas Coahuila. An unmissable tour of the flora and fauna protection area that wonders locals and visitors alike. The thermal pools and the “Dunas de Yeso” are two treasures in Coahuila’s state lands that you should not miss at all in a lifetime.
Flora and fauna endemic to this place will saturate the memory of your cameras, since Cuatrociénegas is a unique ecosystem in Mexico. Enjoy it.
* The “San Joaquin” Hot Springs. If you don’t visit “Termas de San Joaquin,” you didn’t come to Coahuila. It’s not extremism, but Coahuila’s natural treasure comes loaded with health through the sulfurous waters that range from 37 to 43°C (98 to 109°F). Relaxation, health, detoxification, and an experience that will engrave in your soul.
Besides, it is a unique setting, as in the ancient’s style Roman thermal baths. Here, the best memories are those you will take home.
* More locations for hot springs? Sure friends. The magic villages of “Cuatro Ciénegas” and “Viesca” are also full of places with thermal waters, like the ones we find in the municipalities of “Ramos Arizpe”, “Frontera,” “Ocampo2 among others.
* Live a whole oenological experience in “Parras de la Fuente” magical village. The “Casa Madero”, since its foundation in 1568, is the gateway to the fascinating world of the wine. The tours around the vineyards and “Casa Madero” will delight anyone. Certainly, you can taste here the best wines of Coahuila and live an exceptional day. High-end tourism to round up a day.
* The Historic Center of Saltillo. Museums, parks, and squares are waiting for you to discover the passage of the colonial history captured in historical buildings of luxurious architectural manufacture as the Palace of Government, the “Teatro del a Ciudad,” the Cathedral of Saltillo, the “Plaza de la Nuerva Tlaxcala,” among several others.
Museums such as the “Museo del Palacio”, “Museo del Sarape,” “Museo de la Katrina,” and the “Museo de Arte Sacro” will round off a memorable visit to this northern jewel, of course, accompanied by excellent food that you can taste in the restaurants that surround the main streets near the “Plaza de Armas” in the Historic Center.
* The “Canal de la Perla” in Torreon. A unique and fascinating experience under the streets of the Historic Center. A pedestrian walkway in an underground tunnel that housed an old aqueduct that served as an irrigation channel, it is approximately 420 meters (.26 miles) long.
What else does it have? Masonry walls 90 centimeters (35.43 inches) thick, 4.50 meters (4.92 yards) space bettween walls and between 4 to 6 meters (13.12 to 19.6 feet) tall. It can be accessed through four different entrances and has a Franciscan-style vaulted ceiling. It is a unique place that will allow you to take home unique impressions that will remain forever on your minds.
* Visit the world’s cradle of the famous, crunchy, and delicious “Nachos”! Yes. Mexicans, Mexicans, Mexicans. End of discussion. Piedras Negras Coahuila Mexico is the documented and officially recognized place since 1995, where the “Nachos” were born.
The date? 1943. The place? Restaurant “El Moderno.” The Creator? The owner of the same restaurant, Mr. Ignacio Anaya. The “Fiesta”? The “Nacho Fest.” The date? Every second week of October in Piedras Negras city. Enjoy it.