Due to its proximity to the united states, the city played a key role during the Mexican
revolution and become a central battleground leaded by Pancho Villa and its Northern
Division. Today, Chihuahua City and its Historical Center tell stories of the battles and
give a glimpse into the life and work of important personalities such as Benito Juarez,
Miguel Hidalgo, Ignacio Allende, and Pancho Villa.
The handicrafts in Chihuahua are produced by the Raramuri, Mata Ortiz, and Paquime artisans
and are recognized for their artistic and complex designs. The Raramuri work with elements
provided by the Sierra Tarahumara (wood, leather, and stool leaves) while the Mata Ortiz and
Paquime artisans produce beautiful clay pottery.
If you are interested in adventure, ecotourism, and outdoor sports, Chihuahua is the best
place. Its geographical location will allow you to explore dunes, mountains, rivers, and
copper canyons. The most iconic natural areas in Chihuahua are The Samalayuca dunes, and Las
Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon). Additionally, each year the Chihuahua government plans
an International Adventure Tourism Festival (FITA), which involves competitions in MTB
Cycling, bikes, ATVs, marathons, ultra-marathons, and fishing.
You can pay with US dollars, Credit/Debit cards on most restaurants and establishments. If
you pay with cash the exchange rate will be lower, it’s better to visit a foreign exchange
agency, a bank or an ATM to turn your currency into Mexican pesos.
Top medical specialists in Chihuahua
Dr. Héctor R. Romero
Dra. Marylu Y. Rodriguez
Dr. Ernesto Estrada
Dr. Jesús N. Jaurrieta
Dr. Luis M. Ramirez
Chihuahua general information
*Main tourist attractions points and our suggested places.
Information about Embassies, Consulates or Consular Agencies for U.S. and Canadian citizens.
In case of emergency, lost passport or general assistance to citizens traveling in Mexico
please contact the proper embassy or consulate.
U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez
Paseo de la Victoria #3650 Fracc. Partido Senecú Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico C.P. 32543
Like any other city, we recommend to avoid walking alone after dark or travel on remote
roads during the night.
Arriving by air
General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport or Chihuahua International Airport
serves national and international routes. Upon arrival, authorized taxi and van services are
available, rates are based on type of vehicle, number of passengers and distance. But if you
prefer to rent a car with companies located in the airport.