Just Beyond the Border
Boquillas del Carmen is a village on the banks of the Rio Grande in the Mexican state of Coahuila.
To start the trip to Boquillas you must ride across the Rio Grande in a row boat. From there it is a short walk into town. This solar-powered village has a couple restaurants, a bar, a catholic church, school, and small hotel.
It does not take long to get a sense of community among the locals as they are remote in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.
9:00 a.m. Meet at the intersection of Hwy 118 and Hwy 170 in Terlingua, TX or Rio Grande Village in Big Bend National Park
9:30-10:00 a.m. Arrive at the Boquillas Border Crossing
10:15 a.m. Cross into Mexico via a ferry boat ride.
10:45 a.m. Arrive in the village of Boquillas, Mexico
10:45-11:45 a.m. Explore the village, meet the locals
12:00-1:00 p.m. Eat lunch at the Falcon's Restaurant, overlooking the Rio Grande
1:00-2:00 p.m. Cross the border back to the United States and go through customs and immigration
2:00-3:00 p.m. Optional hike into Boquillas, Canyon (1.8 miles, round trip)
3:00-4:00 p.m. Return to Terlingua or Rio Grande Village
Ojinaga, Mexico is a town in the Mexican state of Chihuahua directly opposite the city of Presidio, Texas. With a population of over 28,000 residents there are many stores and restaurants to visit.
Visit a tortilleria, mesquite wood-fired bakery, ice-cream shop, taco stand, and the town plaza.