Boquillas Crossing Port of Entry, Big Bend National Park

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  • We are an older couple in our late sixties so we weren’t sure if this adventure was for us but it was so enjoyable. The people in Boquillas del Carmen were so friendly and helpful as were the... 
    We are an older couple in our late sixties so we weren’t sure if this adventure was for us but it was so enjoyable. The people in Boquillas del Carmen were so friendly and helpful as were the...  more »
  • An amazing experience! Make sure to have your passport! Such friendly and kind people. Eat at Jose Falcone’s Authentic and delicious. 
    An amazing experience! Make sure to have your passport! Such friendly and kind people. Eat at Jose Falcone’s Authentic and delicious.  more »
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  • Interesting experience, got to support the locals
  • This was a must-do activity on our list for our BBNP visit. It was such a unique (and humbling) experience. We were in the park during peak season so we had to park in an overflow parking lot and walk about a mile to the boarder crossing. Based on the parking situation, I was worried it would be packed in Mexico but it wasn't at all. Its fun walking through the boarder crossing. Even though the river was very low, we didn't feel like having wet boots all day so we took the row boats which were scraping the bottom of the water. We walked into town (we feel bad for the donkeys). Just follow the same dirt road as the donkeys and trucks to get into town. We felt safe the entire time. An armored Mexican military truck drove through Boquillas while we were on our way out. We ate/drank at both Mexican restaurants (preferred Boquillas restaurant but neither of them have great margaritas). I bought a couple souvenirs to support the local families. We walked all the way to the town boarder where there is a park and sand dunes. We had no problem getting back into the US. It's a memorable experience and worth the time. It probably took us about 4 hours total.

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