Things to do
Get your bearings in Chihuahua City with a stroll around its centro historico before taking in the magnificent Baroque cathedral. Then take your pick from the city’s many impressive museums. There’s the former home of revolutionary general, Pancho Villa, or vibrant murals at the Palacio de Gobierno. Eerie stalagmites and stalactites fill the spooky Nombre de Dios Caves if you fancy getting out of the city and further back into the country’s past.
Exploring Chihuahua’s breath-taking landscape isn’t for the fainthearted. But if you’ve packed your rucksack and hiking boots, you’ll be in for a treat. Venture to Mexico’s highest waterfall in Basaseachi Falls National Park. Get down to the valley floor in the rugged El Pegüis Canyon and spot eagles soaring above. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, hop aboard the El Chepe train and see the magnificent Copper Canyon unfold before your eyes.
Dedicate your entire trip to just exploring Chihuahua’s food scene and you would come away happy. Its fiery flavours are inspired by extreme desert temperatures, so expect to tuck into everything from beef burritos with frijole beans to machaca a la Mexicana for breakfast (dried spiced pork with egg and avocado). Chihuahua City also has plenty of cool cafés, creative bars and old-style cantinas when you’re ready for that cold cerveza.