Construction on Batopilas Road
June 4, 2012

Construction on Batopilas Road

The normal road from Samachique to Batopilas has been under construction for some time now and one has been able to continue to travel down this road with only minor set backs due to the construction until now, however, things are changing as they begin paving the canyon switchback section of the road because there is no room for any detours around the construction anymore. When this construction project is finished, there will be a paved two lane road from Creel all the way to Batopilas, cutting down travel time from 5.5 hours to just about 3.5 in total.

From this point on, the normal road to Batopilas will now only be open from Sunday at noon through Tuesday evening. The rest of the week the road will be closed for construction and one must take the New Routes of Adventure road that we’ve been talking about for the last year, from Samachique, along the back roads to Batopilas in order to get through. This will make the trip longer, about 5.5 hours total from Creel (the old time it used to take to travel the dirt/gravel road on the ‘normal road’ before construction began), but the length of the trip will be worthwhile as the views are just amazing, especially along the last 500 kilmeters of the trip where one is traveling on the rim of the canyons between Batopilas and Urique. The photo above shows the new road from Samachique to Batopilas.

Please note that this New Route will NOT be a viable option during rainy season as one must cross the Batopilas River to reach Batopilas and during the rainy season the river is just too high to manage that.

Sunday Crafts
June 3, 2011

Sunday Crafts

Almost every Sunday in Batopilas, a gathering is held in the main plaza where locals participate in a handicrafts event. All participants are given a certificate of acknowledgement for their participation at the end of the day and the party continues into the evening with live music, dancing and food.Sunday Plaza Party crafts

On your next vacation to Batopilas, be sure to stay for the Sunday Plaza Party!

Tradiciones Populares

En el marco del programa de rescate y preservación de las tradiciones populares, cada Domingo del mes se llevan acabo verbenas populares con concursos de artesanías entre otros eventos tradicionales que realzan el aspecto cultural de la comunidad.

El Municipio de Batopilas brinda espacio y acoge esta clase de manifestaciones culturales con el fin de crear una atmósfera de convivencia y de integración social. El pasado Domingo se llevo acabo un concurso de bordado y costura a mano en el cual las participantes exhibieron sus mejores trabajos como una muestra del talento artesanal de la comunidad y del arraigo de sus tradiciones.

Batopilas Website
May 17, 2011

Batopilas Website

The first ever Batopilas website is now up and running. We hope you like it and will tell all your friends about this great resource that is now available on the web.

Congratulations to all of the municipality of Batopilas and to all its visitors. We send out a big pat on the back to Leonel Hernandez, the mayor of Batopilas who is fully responsible for commissioning this website and seeing it through to completion!

Hip, hip…hooray!

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