Explore The northwest and Copper Canyon
The train is obviously the way to arrive but, wonderful though it is, the vagaries of the timetable may induce you to catch one of the frequent daily buses that run between Creel and Chihuahua (4hr 30min). Three companies offer services: Noreste (M$215) runs six buses between 6.45am and 5pm via Cuauhtémoc (M$145), while Rapidos Cuauhtémoc offers four services (6.30am, 12.40pm, 2.50pm & 4.45pm; M$226) and Estrella Blanca just two (8.45am & 11.15am). Noreste also runs five buses to Divisadero from 10.30am to 6.50pm (M$50).
The train station and bus stops are all near the main plaza in the centre of town. As yet, there’s no official tourist office in Creel, though the small kiosk on the plaza dispenses leaflets on regional attractions. The best place to go for local information is Three Amigos Canyons Expeditions, López Mateos 46 (daily 9am–7pm). They can supply you with maps, information and advice regarding Creel and the Copper Canyon more generally.
You’ll find a branch of Santander Serfín bank on López Mateos (Mon–Fri 9am–1.30pm). There’s a post office on the main plaza, long-distance telephones all over town and the Lavandería Optima (Mon–Fri 9am–2pm & 3–6pm, Sat 9am–2pm) in the two-storey house on Calle Villa, across the rail tracks from the plaza. For internet, you’re best off at Compucenter, López Mateos 33 (Mon–Sat 8am–9pm; M$15/hr) or La Escuelita Cyber Club (daily 8am–10pm; M$15/hr), also on López Mateos.Read More