The road less traveled leads to Boquillas del Carmen, Coahuila De Zaragoza, Mexico, one of Mexico’s most remote northern outposts and a little-known destination for U.S. travelers to Big Bend National Park. The port of entry is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday through Monday for its summer hours beginning May 13, and 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday for its winter hours.
Visitors must bring a valid passport, and are encouraged to bring small bills, as they can expect to make numerous $5 purchases using U.S. currency, including the optional roundtrip ferry fee; roundtrip burro, horse, or truck ride into town; and souvenirs ranging from $5 to $20 and sometimes more. There are also full menus and bars at the various restaurants in town, and overnight accommodations for those staying past 6 p.m.
Boquillas is about an hour and a half drive from the Sierra La Rana front gate.