Top things to do

Top Choice Market in Divisadero

Mercado Divisidero

At the foot of the train station sits the Divisidero market with stall-upon-stall of eateries selling mostly tacos, burritos and gorditas (stuffed thick tortillas) filled with a huge variety of homemade goodness lik…
Top Choice Natural Feature in San Ignacio de Arareko

Valle de los Monjes

Around 7km east of San Ignacio's town center, through verdant farmland, is the Valle de los Monjes. A spectacular outcrop of vertical red rock formations that inspire its Tarahumara name Bisabírachi, meaning ‘Valley…
Top Choice Bistro in El Fuerte

SU-FÓ Sushi & Cocina Bistro

SU-FÓ serves up an eclectic menu of sushi rolls (all with signature cream cheese), rice bowls, hamburgers with hand-cut fries and even fancy chicken nuggets. Somehow it works – the place is hopping most nights. Seat…
Top Choice International in Areponápuchi

Restaurante Barranco

Built over a gob-smacking fissure in the canyon walls – and with floor-to-ceiling windows and plexiglass flooring to prove it – the views from this restaurant are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. Meals are generous with a g…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Creel

No Name Gift Shop

A group of Tarahumaras from nearby San Ignacio sell their folk art, clothing and musical instruments at this small shop. The quality is excellent and the prices more than fair. There's no sign. Look for it next to t…
Viewpoint in The Copper Canyon & Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacífico

Mirador La Bufa

Along the scenic drive to Batopilas, about 100km south of Creel, is one of the region's most spectacular views: La Bufa canyon. Dropping 1800m, it's deep and verdant, with the Batopilas river rushing through its mid…
Sports in Urique

Ultra Caballo Blanco

This 82km ultramarathon follows tough canyon trails, at altitude. It was established by Micah True, a legendary American runner who lived for years in the Copper Canyon region and gained international attention when…
Lake in San Ignacio de Arareko

Lago Arareko

Meaning 'Horseshoe' in Rarámuri, the peaceful waters of this U-shaped lake reflect the surrounding pines and rock formations. Paddleboats can be rented along the lakeshore (M$50) for exploring and finding good swimm…
Waterfall in The Copper Canyon & Ferrocarril Chihuahua Pacífico

Cascada de Basaseachi

Few natural sites in Mexico boast the exquisitely pristine beauty of the country’s highest full-time waterfall, Cascada de Basaseachi, where a plume of water tumbles 246m to swimmable pools below. Basaseachi is 140k…
Museum in Cusárare

Museo Loyola

Sitting alongside the Cusárare Mission church, this museum holds an exceptional collection of colonial religious paintings, representing 13 scenes from the Virgin Mary's life. The paintings, created by Miguel Correa…