Copper Canyon - Hotels


Copper Canyon Hotels

At Balderrama Hotels & Tours we strive to give our guests the most enjoyable Copper Canyon hotel experience available, at our five fine properties, with the best services, and a helpful and courteous staff that cater to your every request.

The Mirador Hotel

The Mirador Hotel is located at the canyon’s edge, near the highest point of the canyon. The Mirador is the premier hotel on the canyon rim and is the only hotel where each guest room has a spectacular view overlooking the canyon. From the hotel you may walk to see the Tarahumara Indians who live in the canyon caves below. You can also shop for native crafts from the Tarahumara artisan vendors who gather in front of the hotel.

Hotel Santa Anita

A modern hotel with 110 rooms and suites, known for its comfort and elegance, is located in Los Mochis, You’ll relish this hotel’s fine continental cuisine, featuring shrimp and other seafood, and you’ll start the day with a tasty Mexican breakfast buffet. This is your gateway to the Copper Canyon. The Hotel Santa Anita offers transportation to the airport and to both Los Mochis and El Fuerte Chepe train stations.

Rancho Hotel

An hours train ride from Cerocahui, on the old El Madroño Ranch – part of the rich history of the colonization of this vast Tarahumara country– is the Posada Barrancas Rancho Hotel featuring 23 large rooms with charming Mexican hacienda decor. Guided horseback trail rides are a perfect way to enjoy the glorious scenery and there are daily tours available to a nearby Tarahumara village or to Creel for a visit to the museum or to shop for Tarahumara arts and crafts.

Posada del Hidalgo

The Posada del Hidalgo is centrally located for exploring El Fuerte. This beautiful hotel is a former colonial mansion built by Señor Rafael Almada in 1890. Most of the original pine beams and furniture were brought by boat from San Francisco, California. The hotel features a swimming pool, a hydro-therapy pool, restaurant, high ceilings with wood beams and two story balconies. All  the rooms are air-conditioned and all have private tiled baths. Don’t miss the El Zorro happy hour, appearing live! at 6 pm.

Hotel Mision

The hotel’s 41 spacious rooms with an attractive Mexican decor have private baths with wood stoves. Hotel Mision has a comfortable, ample lobby with a large fireplace, bar, gift shop and dining room. Guests are transported by hotel buses from the Bahuchivo Station to Hotel Mision in Cerocahui along a picturesque mountain road. Unusual rock formations and beautiful streams help make the 35 minutes very enjoyable.

Mexico’s Copper Canyon by Hummer

Mexico’s Copper Canyon by Hummer

By David Mandich

The Aztec yellow Hummer plunged into the river torrent with the confidence of a Bradley tank, dislodging rocks and small boulders in the process. We hardly noticed the water rushing past the doors, or the holes underwater big enough to swallow a Jeep, as we indulged in Mexican pastries and strong Chiapas coffee thoughtfully provided by the Mirador hotel’s concierge. Let nature dare get in the way of this Eco-expedition.



We believe the best awards we can receive are the comments and testimonials our guests and clients give us on their stay every day, that for us the main reason we exist….

Hi, Carmen! Just a quick note to let you know that everything went BEAUTIFULLY for our Multifunctional Materials Workshop — both at the Mirador and at the Rancho. The staff at the hotels were outstanding! Very  friendly, service-oriented, and attentive to all details and requests. If you ever require a reference, please do not hesitate to give my name, email address, and/or phone number to anyone who may be considering hosting a meeting at the Mirador and Rancho. I will be delighted to advise them of how wonderful the location, guestrooms, meeting space, and especially the staff are! Do please be sure to again extend my thanks, and the thanks of the meeting participants, to each of those who cared for us during our event.

Los Angeles, California

We are now back in Mazatlan. I had hoped to see you when we checked out of the Santa Anita Hotel this morning to thank you in person for planning such a wonderful visit to the Copper Canyon area. Your facilities were great. Your service staff was friendly and very helpful and the canyon vistas were spectacular. Over all the trip was a tremendous value for our money.

Best to you,
Mazatlan, Mexico

I want to bring to your attention the fine work done by Dynna Bon Clave in setting up our Copper Canyon Tour from November 9th to the 13th. We stayed at several of your hotels and used your transportation and services to make train reservations and found everything to be professional and first class.

St. Louis, Missouri

We want to thank you for all the outstanding service you and your staff provided to make our “music train” (76 passengers) stay in the Copper Canyon very successful and enjoyable.Your attention to detail, extra efforts (personally serving dinner to the vegetarian guests, driving special shuttle runs to Divisadero, working 16-18 hours a day, etc.)and still managing to have a smile on your face are all things that make the Mirador so special. We’re looking forward to our next visit in May.

Sincerely, James
Tucson, Arizona

Really enjoyed the taste of Mexico — food was good everywhere and I really enjoyed trying foods that I had never had before. The Barrancas Mirador with those balcony views was a standout. I thought the entertainment everywhere was super as well.

Edwin & Camile
New York, New York

I just spent two delightful days at your lovely Posada Del Hidalgo. How proud you should be of your staff, kitchen and accommodations.

Many Thanks, Muchas Gracias.
Portland, Oregon

Loved the Posada del Hidalgo and the Posada Barrancas Mirador. Outstanding hotels! Food was wonderful overall. Great music!.

Many thanks,
Vancouver, Canada

The hotels and meals were all very good. After traveling about 20 trips, the majority overseas, this tour was the best in everything, truly a trip to remember. Thank you for being generous with the drinking water.

Dallas, Texas

All of the hotels were excellent. Especially outstanding were the Posada del Hidalgo and the Posada BarrancasMirador. We will recommend this tour to others. Don’t change a thing, everything was just right!

Las Vegas, Nevada

Hotels in all the various locations appeared to be the best in town. All were adequate and clean. Most were really lovely. The sightseeing and activities were fabulous. This is one of the best trips ever, and more than might be expected for the money.

Taos, New Mexico

The Barrancas Mirador hotel was outstanding, with every room overlooking the canyon. The food was excellent, a good variety and well prepared. When we arrived at a restaurant, the food was served promptly. Luggage and hotel rooms were handled efficiently.

Overall, it was a most enjoyable trip,
Joy & Ted
Ann Arbor, Michigan

We so enjoyed the recent Copper Canyon tour. Pedro is an outstanding guide-professional and so knowledgeable of all the areas we visited. We always felt safe and comfortable, and are thinking about planning more travel in Mexico. We always felt safe and comfortable, and are thinking about planning more travel in Mexico.

The hotels and the meals exceeded our expectations.
K&R, & AZ 2015

Our overall tour experience was excellent and amazing. A great learning experience, a wonderful time and certainly to be recommended. Rating again a #10 (being the highest)from a 1-10 RANKING! THANK YOU for providing us with such an excellent experience!

B&E, AZ 2015.

We thoroughly enjoyed this first trip to Mexico for us. Pedro was most impressive and very knowledgable about his native home Mexico…All the hotels were just super and entertaining; and the food was very good and the staff was ery good at their jobs. The bus drive was a superb driver. Thank you all involved who organize a great vacation for my wife and myself.

R&G, KY 2015

We just finished the Copper Canyon Tour with S & S tours. The tour exceeded our expectations. It was wonderful. It was especially exceptional because of our tour guide Bacho. We would recommend the trip to all our friends but recommend they only travel on a tour by guided by Bacho. I can not imagine a better guide. He worked so many hours with us I imagine he got little sleep. All of our needs were taken care of by Bacho with no exception even if it meant his not getting any free time. Copper Canyon Tours would be wise to use Bacho as often as possible. The hotels and food were excellent, considering we were traveling in Mexico. I am a retired Airline Pilot of Delta Airlines and have had many over nights in Mexico. I know what traveling there is like, and Bacho was fantastic in making this my best experience in Mexico.

Good Job S & S tours.
B.D, AZ 2015

We cannot thank you enough for an incredible vacation week. We have traveled extensivley through Mexico and we all agreed that this experience far outweighed anything we have ever experienced.

J&A M., AZ

I couldn’t have enjoyed it more than I did. Everything about it was beyond my expectations


We had a wonderful trip. Pedro was great!! His timing for each activity was so accurate that we were always on schedule. It was a very congenial group. I will be a word-of-mouth advertiser for you.

S.L., AZ

We did the Copper Canyon tour and it was perfectly wonderful. Everything about the trip is still vivid for me. I’ve done plenty of traveling in my long life, and that one was a high point.

M.B., AZ

I loved the trip!!! The food was outstanding, the hotels excellent…and the whole experience was wonderful! I have recommended the tour to several friends. Thanks again for such a wonderful trip.


There are no words to describe this trip. The amount of organization to put this trip together must have been huge and much appreciated.

C. Cracklow, CANADA, Oct.12

Of all the tours I’ve ever taken, yours were far the best.

H. Browning, AZ