Divisadero Travel Guide

  • View of Urique Canyon from the rim
    View of Urique Canyon from the rim
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    Old school bus used for local...
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    Tarahumara girl holding basket made by...
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Divisadero Things to Do

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    by elpolloviajero Written Nov 20, 2007

    Se trata de una piedra la cual se encuentra suelta y esta sobre otra que la mantiene con cierto balanceo, uno puede ir a subirse pero claro que es muy peligroso pero si no te dan miedo las alturas como a mi, deberian de hacerlo.

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    Divisadero train station - local baskets and food

    by kathymof Written Feb 9, 2008

    The Copper Canyon Railway makes around a 20 minute stop at Divisadero. Many people get off and grab some local food that is cooked over wood fired oil drums. It actually looked pretty good. You can also buy drinks and a few other convenience items at a very tiny shop down the stairs/main walkway to the hotel. There is very little at Divisadero so you can't miss it. Many local Tarahuma are selling baskets at the station, the little shops on the way from the station to the hotel and in front of the hotel. The train blows its horn when it is about to leave and everyone starts running.

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Divisadero Transportation

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    by kathymof Updated Feb 9, 2008

    You can arrange with locals (check at the hotel) for guides and local transportation in the Divisadero area. The guides can take you around the area to see the sites and to isolated villages. The travel is slow and mostly on dirt roads but works very well. Several of us were transported in an old school bus for a visit around the Divisadero area. Later we got into three vans to go to an isolated village - seriously doubt that the bus would have made it. The drivers were very safe and friendly. My driver was Pancho and he did a great job.

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Divisadero Local Customs

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    by kathymof Updated Feb 9, 2008

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    The children were lovely and very polite. They are taught from a young age to not look people staight in the face as it is impolite in their culture. There is a special Tarahumara handshake that the children knew at a very young age. You put out your hand and pass the inside of the upper fingers and finger tips against those of the person who is being greeted - all the while not looking them in the face. The children do not beg but gladly accept anything you give them whether it is pencils, crayons, coloring books or candy. They manage to stash the small items in their clothes very quickly. Most run around without shoes and will gladly join up with you if you are walking around. Here are pictures of various children we met. Many who live in isolated communities go to boarding shools and the average educational attainment is 6th grade. After that, they can go to the larger local towns to continue their education if they want. Everyone is very industrious, even the children.

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    by kathymof Updated Feb 8, 2008

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    There are a couple dogs that hang around the hotel in Divisadero and we were warned not to feed them because they would attach themselves to us, guard our rooms at night and bark if even a mouse ran by. Well it wasn't that bad. There was one dog in particular who hung around and would follow us on walks. He was darling and could act really cute. Of course we fed him and he politely took the food from us. Here are some pictures - the white dog with black spots would sit on the porch with me and look at the sunrise/sunset. The dogs played with wooden balls. You can see it in the white and black dog's mouth

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Divisadero Warnings and Dangers

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    by plannersis Written Nov 30, 2008

    It never ceases to surprise me - the prevailing attitude in Mexico that they can shrug off any promise or commitment or plan and just go with whatever else is happening in front of them - it isn't easy for a 'control freak' or someone who knows the plan and is intent on sticking to it or even just looking forward to the plan....beware, it doesn't pay to hold firm.....just give up and go with the flow - it is a good learning experience. Otherwise, it could be a never-ending battle.

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Divisadero Off The Beaten Path

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    View of Urique Canyon from the rim

    by plannersis Written Dec 1, 2008

    Remember to wear your best hiking shoes as your feet will be smacked downwards for 2 1/2 hours - resulting in blisters unless you have good ankle support, tied really well.

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