Attractions

Top Choice Nature Reserve in Cuatro Ciénegas

Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Cuatrociénegas

With hundreds of shimmering cerulean pozas (pools) and streams in the middle of the Desierto Chihuahuense (Chihuahuan Desert), this 843-sq-km nature reserve is a surreal sight. Fed by more than 500 underground sprin…
Top Choice Dunes in Cuatro Ciénegas

Dunas de Yeso

Located within the Cuatrociénegas Reserve, these blinding-white gypsum sand dunes – the second largest in North America – contrast superbly with the six rocky mountain ranges that ring the valley. To visit you’ll ne…
Museum in Cuatro Ciénegas

Museo Casa Venustiano Carranza

Housed in Venustiano Carranza's childhood home, this well-conceived museum relates the life story of Cuatro Ciénegas' most famous son. From mayor to senator to governor to revolutionary leader to Mexican president, …
Nature Reserve in Cuatro Ciénegas

Poza Azul Visitors Center

The official visitor center for the Cuatrociénegas nature reserve, this small structure has informative displays about the reserve in Spanish and English. The Poza Las Tortugas, a good turtle-spotting pool, is right…
Viewpoint in Cuatro Ciénegas

Mina de Mármol

Massive slabs of marble, much of it encrusted with fossils of fish and other marine life that swam in this valley when it was an ocean, greet you at this one-time mine. Beyond the spectacular rocks, this site has im…
Winery in Cuatro Ciénegas

Bodegas Ferriño

This winery, one of the oldest in the Americas, was founded by an Italian immigrant, Don Miguel Ferriño Lander, in 1860. It's known for its 'Sangre de Cristo' wine, a red table wine that's fruity and sweet. Located …
Museum in Cuatro Ciénegas

Casa de la Cultura

Located in the former home of Venustiano Carranza, a revolutionary leader turned Mexican president, this simple museum has a small but interesting display of ancient objects unearthed in the area. Items include arro…