.In Paraiso Peñitas, the
peaceful waters of the Peñitas dam reflect the beauty of this mountainous landscape
captured by an iridescent mountain range. This is the setting for the Hostales Paraiso
Madera Peñitas tourist compound which
This tourist center is
managed by 43 women who own this land.
The visitor can enjoy the
view, surrounded by pine trees and healthy climate as well as go fishing for trout, carp
or other fish on the dam,
This picturesque town is at the beginning of the mountain range west of Chihuahua City and 364 kilometers from the state capital. Time has stopped in this town full of magical history. Madera used to be a sawmill center that presently combines the old west architecture with a colonial aura. The beautiful San Pedro Cathedral is just one of the attractions here. There are also restaurants with exquisite local food, discotheques, handicraft stores and museum.
Other tourist attractions in the region are the archeological ruins of Cueva Grande, Cueva del Puente, Conjunto Anasazi, La Rancheria and Cuarenta Casas or Cueva de las Ventanas. The cave belonged to the "pinineos" (short indigenous people); its main attraction is the lollipop-shaped doors no more than a meter high. Another attraction is walking through the surrounding historic haciendas such as Sirupa or San Jose de Babicora, or visiting some of the areas natural beauties such as the El Salto waterfall, the Tes Lagoon, the Canyon of the Huapoca River or the Chinacas Mirador and going into the thermal waters of the Huapoca river is a must.
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