Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Dunas de Yeso Coahuila

If you follow me on instagram you may have notice that I was roadtripping last week, I took advantage of some off days from work and decided to make a quick trip to the vineyards in Coahuila, Mexico. I  don't know why I have never thought of travel there before, this state from Mexico has a lot to offer and I was amazed at every single discover. My husband and I love roadtrips, so if you are from the north of Mexico or South from Texas, this is a great option since the driving time is 5 hours. At the end we decided to visit 2 pueblos magicos (magic towns): Cuatro Cienegas and Parras, this last one is known due to the vineyards located there. I didn't know what to expect and it was a pleasant surprise.

Si me sigues en Instagram habrán notado que andaba viajando por carretera el fin de semana pasado, aproveche que tenia unos dias de descanso en el trabajo y decidimos hacer un viaje rápido a los viñedos de Coahuila. Nose porque nunca había pensado antes en viajar ahí, este estado de México tiene mucho que ofrecer y estaba impactada de cada descubrimiento que hacia. Mi esposo y yo somos amantes de los viajes de carretera, si son del norte de México o Sur de Texas, el manejar es una excelente opción ya que solo son 5 horas. Al final decidimos visitar 2 pueblos mágicos: Cuatro Cienegas y Parras, este ultimo conocido por los viñedos localizados ahí. No sabia que esperar y fue una sorpresa placentera.

1. Cuatro Cienegas  

Coahuila Cuatro Cienegas

Is a charming small town located at the west of Coahuila, that has the badge of "magic town". Main attractions are the downtown square, San Jose church, the Carranza museum, the Gypsum Dunes and the Marble Quarry. Since I spent only 1 day there I can only recommend one restaurant, Cantina El 40 and LOVED it! It's the perfect place to end the night, have fun and eat delicious!

Un pueblito encantador localizado al este de Coahuila, tiene el reconocimiento de "pueblo mágico". Las principales atracciones son la plaza del centro, la iglesia de San Jose, el museo de Carranza, las Dunas de Yeso y las Minas de Mármol. Como solo estuvimos un dia ahí solo puedo recomendar un restaurante Cantina el 40, me encanto! Es el lugar perfecto para finalizar el dia, divertirte y comer delicioso.

Gypsum Dunes / Dunas de Yeso
15 minutes drive from Cuatro Cienegas, this awesome white sand place is perfect to relax and appreciate the beauty of nature, especially having those mountains as background. Apparently this place is result of an event from millions of years ago, the waters of the Tethys Sea reached this side of the world, mixing with the silicon and hydrated calcium sulfate that were abundant in this territory, when all that ocean evaporated, these saline rocks resulted. In the world there are only four regions with these characteristics, one of them is this, proudly Mexican. At the end we took off our shoes and enjoy this white sand, I regretted not to have a surf board at the moment, so I would recommend if you visit for more fun; also you can take your basket and wine and have a picnic.
A solo 15 minutos manejando de Cuatro Cienegas, se encuentran este espacio de arena blanca perfecto para relajarte y apreciar la belleza de la naturaleza, especialmente con esas montanas de fondo. Aparentemente este lugar es el resultado de un evento hace millones de anos donde las aguas del Mar Tethys alcanzo este lado del mundo, mezclando el silicón el el sulfato de calcio que era abundante en este territorio, cuando el océano se evaporo, dio como resultado estas rocas salinas. en el mundo solo hay cuatro regiones con estas caracteristicas, una de ellas es esta, orgullo mexicano. Me arrepentí de no traer una tabla de surf, la recomiendo para mas diversión; tambien puedes llevar tu canasta y vino y hacer un picnic.

Marble Quarry / Minas de Marmol
Very near from the Gypsum Dunes is located the Marble Quarry, this place used to be a quarry of travertino, a material similar to marble that was extracted for many years until a environmental protection law took place and it stopped, leaving place to this site that is perfect for photography! 
Cerca de las Dunas de Yeso se encuentran las Minas de Marmol, este lugar solia ser una mina de tavertino, un material similar al marmol que fue extraido por muchos anos hasta que una ley proteccion al medio ambiente lo prohibio, dejando este hermoso lugar perfecto para tomar fotos!

Minas de Marmol Coahuila

Last but not least I visited the Poza Azul that it was so beautiful, unfortunately as I visited on a holiday there were too many visitors and we stayed around 10 minutes.
Y finalmente visitamos la Poza azul que estaba hermosa, desafortunadamente como fuimos en festivo, había muchos visitantes y solo nos quedamos por 10 minutos.

This small town is located 3 hours south to Cuatro Cienegas and it's famous due to its vineyards; we had the opportunity to visit two of them: 

I could appreciate this is the most popular in Parras, we took the tasting and tour and we loved our sommelier, she has a wide knowledge of the wineries and town in general. Ed and I consider ourselves wine lovers and still agreed we learned a lot in this tour.
Pudimos apreciar que este es el mas popular en Parras, hicimos la cata y el tour, nos encanto nuestra sommelier Katy, sabia mucho de los vinedos y del pueblo en general. 

Casa madero viñedo Parras

This winery is completely different, it's more private and seclude which I love! They have more activities going on like a sunset party and a horse tour! We did the tasting and tour too and it was great.
Este viñedo es completamente diferente, mas privado y exclusivo lo cual me encanto! Tienen mas actividades para hacer como una fiesta en el atardecer y un recorrido a caballo! Hicimos la cata y el tour y ambos fueron perfectos.


And that's all! Hope you enjoy this post...
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