Take a trip around Santa María del Oro
Santa María del Oro, Durango
Taxhimay Dam is the largest dam in Villa del Carbon. All around the dam, there are many different activities for visitors, such as kayaking, fishing or picnics. The area surrounding the dam is a favorite for the locals and many spend their weekends here.
VISIT THE RUINS OF A GHOST VILLAGE
Get on a boat and take a tour of the dam to see the wooded landscapes that surround the structure. During the tour, you will see the remains of San Luis de las Peras, a village that was sunk in 1934 to make room for the dam. The sunken tower bell tower and other buildings are still visible; try to imagine how life would have been for the inhabitants of this place.
FISH A RAINBOW TROUT
Bring your own or rent a fishing rod and settle in on a fishing excursion with one of the local boatmen offering tours of the dam. Get on a boat, row gently, throw your fishing rod and wait for a rainbow trout to hook. You can enjoy the quiet forest and its aromas. While you wait, buy a giant michelada from the floating merchants offering their products on boats and live an unimaginable experience.
CAMP ON THE SHORES OF TAXHIMAY DAM
Enjoy the peace and quiet of this place for a full weekend. Setup your tent around the dam, buy firewood from local merchants and organize a campfire with your friends and other campers, telling stories or singing and roasting sausages. If you prefer, take a hike along the paths that lead deep into the forest, where you can stay in one of the picturesque cottages nestled among the trees.
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