Want to escape the hustle and bustle of Guadalajara? Barranca de Huentitán is the perfect destination
In Mexico, tourists can enjoy many picturesque destinations that they will fall in love with at first sight, whether they are charming cities, cosmopolitan cities, beaches or natural places such as Barranca de Huentitán, a magical place located in Guadalajara.
Guadalajara, also known as the “Pearl of the West”, is a diverse city in every way, whether in its culture, gastronomy, entertainment or otherwise, making it a suitable choice for travelers who want to enjoy a little bit of everything. .
Among its magical spaces is the Barranca de Huentitán or Oblatos, much visited by athletes or adventurers who are fans of physical challenges. But calm down! If you’re not a fan of testing your physical stamina, you can go to this place just to enjoy the fresh air and its unparalleled view.
Barranca de Huentetan, a Place Full of History
Barranca de Huentitán is located north of Guadalajara, Jalisco, in the municipalities of Tonalá, Zapotlanejo, Ixtlahuacán del Río and Zapopan. However, it has an important historical richness, as it was the scene of several battles.
For example, in this place, the battles between the Huentitanos and the Spaniards took place in the times of the conquest, although there were also clashes related to the Mexican Revolution and the Cristero rebellion.
Now, it is a protected natural area that receives millions of tourists every year, which it conquers with its deep valley of more than 600 meters deep that flows into the Santiago River, all of it surrounded by approximately 1,136 hectares of vegetation.
But as far as the latter is concerned, Barranca de Huentitán is a spectacle, with different types of vegetation, for example, tropical deciduous forests, gallery forests, stony plants and secondary plants.
What to do in Barranca de Huentitan?
Barranca de Huentitán is an ideal tourist destination for long and pleasant walks among the mixed plants it has, but you can also enjoy the three viewpoints: Mirante Huentitán, Dr. Miradouro do Atl and Parque do Miradouro da Independência.
On the other hand, there is the El Arcediano suspension bridge, a structure built in 1893, which can be crossed to enjoy a wonderful view. There are also soccer fields. Basketball and more free spaces where tourists can have fun.