Puerto Palomas

(Puerto Palomas MX)
On my next to last day camping at Pancho Villa State Park, another camper and I took the bus down to the Mexican border. We crossed into the small town of Puerto Palomas and met some other RVers at the Pink Store.

Interior of Pink Store

Pink Store Restaurant

Mexican trio in restaurant

Mariachi Band

We were greeted warmly by the owner who remembered my friend’s name. It was a beautiful restaurant with delicious Mexican food and a mariachi band to serenade us while we ate. Service was very friendly and prices were quite reasonable.

Sculptures of burros

Metal burros on the patio

Statues of two warriors shaking hands

Generals Pershing & Villa

After lunch, we roamed around the extensive collection of authentic crafts. There were all kinds of items including pottery, tinware, jewelry, china, beadwork, carpets and fancy mirrors to name a few.

Town square with church

Church on Palomas Plaza

Decorative railing and mural on gazebo

Gazebo on the plaza

I came away with a small wooden carved tortoise and a miniature sombrero. Both should look nice on the ledge under the rear window by the dinette. We then took a stroll around town, through the plaza and past a statue of Pancho Villa.

Villa on horse with guns blazing

Pancho Villa Statue

After visiting a few more stores, we returned across the border to await the bus. At the checkpoint we were asked for a passport or picture ID, and asked a few questions. It was a very enjoyable time and I’m so glad I got to go with someone who knew their way around.

Camp: Pancho Villa SP
Scene: Desert, historic buildings

Also see: Puerto Palomas Art

8 Responses to Puerto Palomas

  1. Dorothy December 31, 2014 at 11:18 am #

    Great pics & story. Always smart to go to Mexico with someone who knows it!

    • Pleinguy December 31, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

      It was great fun. Perhaps the next time I can see and learn even more.

  2. Lynne (WinnieViews) January 1, 2015 at 8:23 am #

    That’s the cutest-looking border town I’ve seen yet! Is it similar to Algodones, where you can park on the U.S. side and walk across? I’ve heard they have a good dental business here too — did you see much evidence of that?

    • Pleinguy January 1, 2015 at 10:46 am #

      Yes. Park on the USA side by the duty free store and then walk in. Lots of dental, eye glasses, pharmacy, and many others. And, not crowded either. It’s a very pleasant little town.

  3. Martha January 1, 2015 at 7:05 pm #

    Puerto Palomas looks like a wonderful place to spend some time. I’ve been to many countries around the world but never Mexico, and it’s about time I go there.

    • Pleinguy January 1, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

      It’s a cute little town with easy in and out access. You can walk to most anything. The Pink Store also has tours to nearby places in Mexico. It would be a simple way to visit other locales.

  4. Ralph Parker January 4, 2015 at 11:11 am #

    It’s cool that you went across the border. I think the only way I’d do that today is like you did, with someone who knew what they were doing.

    • Pleinguy January 4, 2015 at 11:17 am #

      It’s a pretty small town and dependent on tourist dollars, so there’s not much to worry about. I felt perfectly safe. Of course I wouldn’t wander off into unknown areas, or go at night. But, that is true of any unfamiliar place.

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