Durango is one of the 31 states of Mexico and the 4th in territory. Its capital is the city with the same name, Durango, although its officially name is Victoria de Durango in honor of the first president of Mexico, Guadalupe Victoria.
Durango is a state with a vast diversity of flora and fauna. Recently, they have found several species that were considered extinct like the Mexican black bear and the Mexican wolf. Mining is the largest economic sector in the state, with the production of gold and -the second most important in the country. Ethnic groups are very important within the state, such as Nahuatl, Coras, Huichols, Tepenahues and Taraumaras, among others.
Durango certainly has been consolidated as one of the states with the most beautiful scenery and a place where you can practice many extreme sports, thanks to its canyons, streams, rivers and dams; It has a great geographic diversity to practice kayaking, mountain biking, rappelling and climbing; dry rivers like the Hojuela bridge located in Mapimi, waterfalls up to 80 meters high as is El Salto del Agua Llovida, lakes of more than 800 meters in diameter as the Puentecillas, landscapes like the Mexiquillo and the zone of silence, which is compared to the Bermuda Triangle for their magnetic properties.
Among its main attractions, we can find the monumental cathedral of Durango, the Calle Constitución -which is a scenic walkway with a lot of life; the museum of Francisco Villa, the Guadiana park, the viewpoint of Los Remedios, the famous bridge of Ojuela, and the so-recommended Tour through the Wild West -it is one of the tourists favorite since it replicates the life of the Old West with houses and costumes as worn by the ancestors of this region.
All of these and more, make this destination a peculiar place for the adventurous. If you plan a trip to Durango, we recommend staying at BEST WESTERN Plaza Vizcaya
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