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April 10, 2015 will mark two years since the opening of the nation’s newest port of entry, Boquillas Crossing in Big Bend National Park. Boquillas was originally a mining town which by 1896 had 2000 inhabitants. The mines became unprofitable at a certain point and after Big Bend National Park was inaugurated in June of 1944, the remaining inhabitants of Boquillas del Carmen began to offer an interesting place for tourists to visit, ride a burro, have a meal, beverage, and perhaps venture further south into the remote Maderas del Carmen, since 1994 a Mexican Natural Protected Area.  After the opening of Boquillas Port of Entry, families have returned to their homes and since then almost 20,000 visitors haven taken the short boat ride across the Rio Grande to the tiny town lost in time, to ride a burro, eat some tacos, have a refreshing beverage,  and take a time out to enjoy the warm hospitality offered by the people of Boquillas del Carmen.

Is there a "Good Neighbor Day" this fall for 2017? We were there last year for the celebration, and I believe it was October 8, 2016. Enjoyed it! ...

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The Ferry continues to operate, people are still crossing, certainly through this weekend. Water levels are stable for now, but we are keeping an eye on the river gages, and speaking with our team leaders in Boquillas via sat phone every afternoon. So come on out for Labor Day and Visit Boquillas ...

More curious creatures from artesans from Boquillas. Snakes and scorpions, our favorite desert buddies. ...