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Wirikuta

Matehuala

This Natural protected area is part of Matehuala. For the Huicholes of wixarikas, this land is sacred and they come from the states Durango, Zacatecas, Jalisco and Nayarit to visit it.

This region is part of the Chihuahuan Desert and is the habitat of amazing species like the golden eagle, for sure you will be able to see them once you walk its roads.

As almost all the towns in Mexico, the Wirikuta region has its own festivities that take place during the month of May. During the celebrations the huicholes undertake a peregrination through the desert until they get to Cerro del Quemado.

According to the wixarika tradition, this was the place in which the sun rise for the first time. This celebration was created after the Spaniards arrived, when the original inhabitants of those lands were forced to leave their towns, but could never leave their roots and beliefs behind.

This way, these communities travel hundreds of kilometers under the sun and through the desert until they find this mytical hill in which the light of their traditions is still on.

This is an important, yet intimate and private event among the communities. It is not advisable to travel during the ceremony. We will advise you to visit the Wirikuta during Autumn when the weather is nice and it is easier to move around the zone.

This may not be a recreational destination, it is rather a space that invites you to meditate, to enjoy the landscape in its wild state and to value every creature on planet Earth. There are some tours you can book with expert guides that will explain to you the history of the site.
This Natural protected area is part of Matehuala. For the Huicholes of wixarikas, this land is sacred and they come from the states Durango, Zacatecas, Jalisco and Nayarit to visit it.

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This region is part of the Chihuahuan Desert and is the habitat of amazing species like the golden eagle, for sure you will be able to see them once you walk its roads.

As almost all the towns in Mexico, the Wirikuta region has its own festivities that take place during the month of May. During the celebrations the huicholes undertake a peregrination through the desert until they get to Cerro del Quemado.

According to the wixarika tradition, this was the place in which the sun rise for the first time. This celebration was created after the Spaniards arrived, when the original inhabitants of those lands were forced to leave their towns, but could never leave their roots and beliefs behind.

This way, these communities travel hundreds of kilometers under the sun and through the desert until they find this mytical hill in which the light of their traditions is still on.

This is an important, yet intimate and private event among the communities. It is not advisable to travel during the ceremony. We will advise you to visit the Wirikuta during Autumn when the weather is nice and it is easier to move around the zone.

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