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The reason we journeyed through Cabo and La Paz was to take one of the most scenic railway journeys in Central America; The Copper Canyon Railway (aka El Chepe).
The route can either start in Chihuahua or in Los Mochis, the route is 'better' some say from Los Mochis. So that was where we were going to start! The train leaves at 6am and is allegedly the only thing that runs on ...
... and especially through towns, very difficult) and went in, to be faced with a JobCentre-like queue, where we had to take a numbered ticket and wait our turn. Our number was 103, the current ticket was 89. So we sat down to wait, in the end only about an hour. So the first problem was that our planned route was booked until the following month, so we had to make up a Plan B very quickly, to the annoyance of ticket-holder no. 104! We ended up buying tickets to an alternative ...
... honey, then head for the port. We are way early for the ferry, but go out to the terminal to see how things work and buy our tickets if possible. Well, confusing? Yes. Even if we spoke Spanish it would be confusing! There are no signs indicating where to go, once you find the right building good luck finding where they sell the tickets. I'm just glad we decided to do it in the afternoon (the ferry doesn't leave 'til 11 pm). When ...
... travelling with his young children, were going all the way to Tijuana, the final destination of the bus and a full day's travel away!
Annie had read that, although the starting point of the Copper Canyon Train, Los Mochis is not the nicest of cities and apparently somewhat dangerous by night. Added to that, the train station is a number of Kilometres out of town so, all in all, not that attractive.
We had decided that we would go straight on by ...
This hotel made up for all the **** and unnecessary waiting that we had to put up with to get into the country. Just outside of the city, the hotel appears to be a slightly mid/low grade motel but its nothing of the sorts.
For about $50 canadian we all got double rooms that included
-nice hotel artwork
-granite sinks that were designed as a solid piece with an angled rectangle cut out of them with a ...
Other places to stay in Los Mochis
Leyva & Hidalgo, Los Mochis | 2 star hotelfrom $73
Av. Alvaro Obregon No. 691 Pte, Los Mochis | Hotelfrom $101
- ok for a quick layover
Calzada Camaron Sabalo N 777, Los Mochis | 4 star hotelfrom $89
Gabriel Leyva & H. Valdez 525 Norte, Los Mochis | 3 star hotelfrom $75
322 Angel Flores Sur , Los Mochis | Hotelfrom $46
Bulevar Adolfo Lopez Mateos 1251-A Norte, Los Mochis | Hotelfrom $46
Boulevard Centenario No. 1135, Los Mochis | 3 star hotelfrom $78
Obregon 580 Poniente, Los Mochis | Hotelfrom $49
365 Angel Flores Sur, Los Mochis | Hotelfrom $33
Ave. Alvaro Obregon # 400 Ote, Los Mochis | Hotelfrom $41