Palomas, Mexico, is a small, friendly and uncrowded border town. And we love visiting.
We parked our car in a lot in New Mexico. Walking across the international bridge into Palomas, Mexico, we notice and remember all the dental buildings.
Medical tourism, especially dental work, is very available in Palomas. Many of the dentists offer procedures at a much more reasonable price than we can find in the United States. However, we did not come for dental or any other medical reasons. We just came for fun, shopping and eating. Walking into Palomas, we admired the detail work on this statue.
Because this is a small town, and not a big tourist destination, there are very few street venders. We usually see someone selling sunglasses and maybe a small food cart. But the large selections of silver jewelry and other souvenirs often sold by venders, are usually absent in Palomas. The gazebo in a park caught our attention, also.
The cathedral is very prominent and nice.
We love these old cathedrals. Walking down the street, we love the bright colors worn by many of the females.
These dresses are really beautiful. On the main street, we appreciated the statue of the man playing the accordion.
In another plaza we spotted this statue of a man and his guitar.
The same plaza had beautiful carved wooden doors.
We love the craftsmanship of so many things in Mexico. Further into town, we discovered this school for young children.
Perhaps a preschool?
But children all over the world love Winnie the Pooh. And so do the Colorado Traveling Ducks. We enjoy wandering around Palomas. We browse and make purchases in a couple grocery stores. Always something new. This time we found large chunks of a pumpkin candy. And we always get small bottles of fresh vanilla. Often there are new hair products that we have not seen in stores at home. And, of course, in Palomas, we always visit The Pink Store. And have lunch or an early dinner at the restaurant in The Pink Store. Next time, we will show you some of The Pink Store.
I love the colorful dresses
So do we. Relaxed atmosphere here.
There are lots of different colors and great architecture there for sure! Those statues are very interesting.
Statues have great detail. Small town with proud, friendly people. We really enjoy visiting
How nice that it wasn’t full of tourists when you were there.
That’s one of our favorite things about Palomas. Not one of the popular border towns
Awesome photos. Love how vibrant the place is and all the art on the streets. The ducks look lovely with Pooh.
We really enjoy visiting this small border town. And the ducks love Pooh
The statue is of Pancho Villa. He launched his raid on Columbus NM from Palomas.
It’s a beautiful statue. Loved the detail work. Sounds like you have been there also. Nice calm town. Love the Pink Store
No, I haven’t been there. I nearly went last year but the trip cancelled. I’m pretty familiar with the entire history of the Punitive Expedition, however, which is how I’m aware of the two towns.
Having said that, I very rarely see photographs of modern Palomas and it was very interesting therefore to see them on your blog.
Hope you visit soon. Quiet, not a lot to do. I enjoy wandering the streets and neighborhoods. Cathedral and small local stores. Talking to clerks. Pink Store is great in Palomas. Good stuff to see and purchase. Nice restaurant. Usually one day is enough.