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Things to do in Chihuahua

Looking for things to do in Chihuahua? Here are some popular options, events in Chihuahua that you may or may not enjoy.

Seasoned travelers know that getting away should be an adventure. It does not matter if the destination if the next town, a neighboring state or an entirely different country – travel provides a golden opportunity to meet new people, revel in novel experiences and see the world in a whole new way.

Valle de los Hongos - Chihuahua small
Valle de los Hongos – Chihuahua small

If you are looking for a wonderful way to spend some time, traveling to Chihuahua is a great place to start. This affordable vacation is well within reach, especially if you bring your car. You do not need to fear driving in Mexico – a few simple precautions, like getting a quality Mexican auto insurance policy, will allow you to enjoy your international adventures without worry.

Beyond its easy access, the Chihuahua area has a number of other advantages, including the high number of special events and unique adventures travelers can find there. Whether this is your first time visiting Mexico or your 20th, you will always find something new and different to enjoy. Here are some of the best upcoming events in Chihuahua – all waiting for you to enjoy them.

Parque el Palomar - Chihuahua small
Parque el Palomar – Chihuahua small

Walk an Ultra Marathon

Have always wanted to enter a marathon but hate the idea of running all those miles? You might want to slow your pace and head to the town of Urique. The Caballo Bianco Ultra Marathon is part walking tour, part race, and all fun.

There are prizes for the people who complete the 75km ultra-marathon route in the shortest time. But, feel free to take your time and soak up the abundant sunshine and unique sights. Even if you are not a runner, you are sure to have a great time.

International Festival

Mexico is not a true melting pot, with only a few residents and visitors from all over the world. The country is proud of its national heritage and celebrates that at its annual Festival Internacional.

The Festival Internacional brings hundreds of artists together, representing every region of Mexico and the entire world. You can browse the stalls, enjoy the fine artistic creations and even take home a few for yourself.

Ruta Sierra Tarahumara

The Chihuahua region is a popular destination for bikers. Beautiful scenery, excellent roads and lots of bike-friendly places to stop along the way. If you are planning your own motorized getaway, you will want to check out the Ruta Sierra Tarahumara. Traveling through the beautiful Sierra Tarahumara region, this popular motorcycle race is sure to get your motor running.

When you have had your fill of racing bikes, you can stop at one of the many biker-friendly establishments in the region. The residents of Chihuahua love their bikes, and you will be welcomed with open arms.

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Copper Canyon – Chihuahua Mexico small

Fiesta Juarez

If you are looking for a more family-friendly adventure, just head to Juarez for this annual festival. Fiesta Juarez is a true neighborhood party, filled with great food, friendly people, local crafts and lots of shopping. Be sure to come early and plan to stay late – the celebration continues well into the night.

Travel should be a wonderful adventure, not a boring tourist experience. If you are ready to have some fun and meet some great new people, a trip to Chihuahua could be just the thing. Each of these events is well worth your time, so start making your plans now.

Discover Puebla Mexico

Puebla is the largest city and the capital of the Mexican state Puebla. It also has a very important history in terms of Spanish colonialism. History of Puebla With the city dating back all the way to 1531, it predates almost every city inside of the United States. Puebla became a city just 39 years… Continue Reading

Cash in Mexico

Is it Safe to Carry Cash in Mexico? Many travelers are concerned about carrying a substantial amount of cash on them no matter where they’re traveling. Carrying too much cash can make them feel like a target. Even so, it’s helpful to carry a certain amount of cash on you when driving in Mexico. Although… Continue Reading

Mexican Free Zone

The Mexican Free Zone designed to attract tourists. Formerly the “hassle-free” or “liberated area” – officially it is called the “Free Trade Zone.” This zone is about 15-20 miles into Mexico all along the Mexican border. Its intention is to reduce government requirements (Mexican government requirements) for tourists visiting and spending money in the area.… Continue Reading

Mexican Insurance Laws 2019

Mexican Insurance Laws 2019

There is still a lot of confusion about what is required legally in Mexico when driving across the border (southbound). Mexican Car Insurance law on the books in Mexico regarding tourists. Here are the highlights: In 2019 All Cars are Required to Have Mexican Insurance in Mexico Under Mexican Federal Law – as of 2019… Continue Reading

Difference between U.S. and Mexico Insurance

Difference between U.S. and Mexico Insurance

Is Mexico Insurance (“mexinsurance“) better insurance than what is available in the U.S.? Alternatively, does the U.S. have better Insurance than Mexico? Statistics reveal a worrying trend of Americans taking advantage of Mexico health care system. Is it that Mexico has a better health care system than the U.S.? While this may leave more questions… Continue Reading

Simplified:  Mexican Insurance Coverage

Simplified: Mexican Insurance Coverage

Mexican Insurance is not simple. The truth is, domestic insurance is not simple so how can car insurance in a foreign country be easier to understand? Our goal with this article is to Simplify Mexican Insurance Coverage Listed below are the five Mexican insurance coverage basics. Every Mexican Car Insurance policy has some form of… Continue Reading

The GoGringo.com Acquisition

The GoGringo.com Acquisition

In June of 2018, we ultimately acquired the assets of gogringo.com – a Mexico Tourist Travel resource on the web.  It contained hundreds of pages of relevant Mexico travel content, with accompanying images.  Also, and probably what we are most proud of with the gogringo.com acquisition are the Maps! GoGringo.com Loved Mexico As you read… Continue Reading

Driving in Mexico City – “Hoy No Circula” Restrictions

Driving in Mexico City – What you need to Know If you plan on driving in Mexico City (or plan to drive through Mexico City), please read this article. What is the Hoy No Circula program? First of all, the goal of the “Hoy No Circula” program is to set standards that reduce vehicular traffic… Continue Reading

Cosmetic Surgery in Mexico: Safe and Inexpensive

Cosmetic Surgery in Mexico: Safe and Inexpensive

Mexican Surgeon Cosmetic surgery in the United States is cost-prohibitive for many Americans. Because procedures associated with aesthetics are usually not covered by medical insurance providers in the U.S., people who want to enjoy everything from breast augmentation to IPL skin treatments must pay out of pocket. Yet, many cosmetic treatments can enhance our lives–the… Continue Reading

Supporting Youth Basketball in Tijuana

Supporting Youth Basketball in Tijuana

MexInsurance.com and the Hoopology Academy teamed up this summer to offer a camp to the children of Tijuana and it was a huge success. Jason Perkins, the founder of Hoopology applied his expertise and passion for the game south of the border this July to the benefit of the Children of Tijuana, Mexico.  Mr. Perkins applies… Continue Reading

Rosarito Sewage

Rosarito Sewage

Rosarito dumps more than 20 million gallons of raw sewage into the ocean every day. Several local news outlets have reported this story which includes drone footage of the massive amounts of raw sewage pouring into the ocean at Rosarito. Continue Reading

Time Zones for Daily Coverage

Time Zones for Daily Coverage

Daily Insurance Time Zone Support When you purchase daily Mexican Insurance, “mexinsurance,” you are buying 24-hour blocks, and you have the option to purchase as many days as you want.  You choose when to start, and it will end 24 hours (or however many days you select) later at the same time. As a California… Continue Reading

Towing in Mexico

Towing in Mexico

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Here are some important things to note when you tow your boat, trailer, another car, utility trailer or ATV down to Mexico:

1. You MUST identify the towed unit when trailering in Mexico. When you add weight to the rear of your automobile it changes the operating dynamic and risk. Failure to tow behind an insured vehicle without listing … Continue Reading

From Canada to Mexico

From Canada to Mexico

There is a natural draw from Canada to Mexico.  So, what do Canadians need to consider before taking the trip across both borders into the land of Sun and Relaxation?  How can a Canadian prepare themselves properly to ensure a relaxing trip? Here are the requirements:  Passport.  Before you cross into Mexico – make you… Continue Reading

NOT a good weekend to visit Mexico through San Diego!!!

NOT a good weekend to visit Mexico through San Diego!!!

The people of Tijuana are protesting the gas prices and political situation in Tijuana and throughout Mexico. The protesters are literally blocking traffic in both directions at the border which is causing closure. Unless you want to wait 6 hours to cross, or drive to Arizona to cross, pass on your weekend excursion to Baja this weekend. Continue Reading