Not the usual Mexico Cancun or Acapulco destination, we are in the northwestern region of Chihuahua where a most eccentric and isolated Hotel Posada Mirador perches over cliffs that are four times greater in magnitude than that of the Grand Canyon. Nestled like an eagle’s nest at the edge of the canyon, coloured in “millennial pink,” otherwise known as light pink quartz, although we’ll call it sugar pink– the adobe structure offers a vantage point like no other over the Copper Canyon National Park, often referred to as Mexico’s Grand Canyon. This home above the clouds comes with technicolor sunsets and rainbow views…
The several giant canyons are different in nature from their American, more-famous, counterpart. They are narrower, deeper and greener. History here yields back to pre-Hispanic culture of the Tarahumara and mestizos. Women from local villages are often welcomed on the stoops of the hotel to sell their handcrafted baskets and vibrant folk-art.
Back in the hotel, you won’t find five-star accommodation from the Four Seasons Group but rather a more kitschy interior of wooden tables. Decor is minimal here too. Instead there is a focus on quaintness and the view from the window.
Even though one would never actually want to leave the cozy comfort of their rooms, the Canyon offers a variety of natural wonders, caves, forests and mountains. Hiking is an option, but taking one of the two trains in Mexico Tren Chepe or the world’s largest gondola ride are up there too.