We spent two nights at Paraiso del Oslo a very warm family business with great decor and excellent food and comfortable rooms. The welcoming Margarita in the bar area that evening with the fire going and a oil lamp on the table a great memory. Good hiking area and base for exploring the Urique Canyon. We were driven down-to Urique the scenery is worth the drive yes a very narrow road down 6000ft with spectacular views a throughly enjoyable day. Along the drive they are Tarahumara corn fields and homes on very steep remote hillsides.We walked the Main Street had lunch and started back up.
I would not doubt one second to recommend this lovely place. The family runned hotel really, really makes you feel that you are welcome. Its location is beautiful, the rooms are nice and the food is great. Go and visit Cerocahui, a beautiful little village and the Mirador. Urique is not really worth to see and the road from the Mirador to the valley is only for people with strong nerves. If you stop in Cerocahui, you HAVE to stay at Paraiso del Oso!
This was the best hotel we stayed at during our entire trip to Mexico. The hotel is charming in every way: well-appointed rooms, delicious food and attentive staff. Plus the scenery and nature right outside the hotel grounds were heavenly. So many birds and flowers, as well as striking rock formations and beautiful rivers. The hotel owner was gracious and well-informed about the surrounding area, and personally took us on several tours in town and down in the canyon. I cannot recommend this hotel enough!
The most enjoyable place we stayed in the Copper Canyon; located outside of Cerocahui, with towering cliffs and pine forests. The cabins were comfortable, with wood burning stoves lit each night by an elderly gentleman so we could come back from the lodge - warmed by delicious, free margaritas -to a toasty cabin. The grounds were lovely with hummingbirds circling the outdoor fountain. Doug has single handed helped so many Raramuri indigenous people, and is known throughout the area.
I have used Paraiso del Oso as a base for hiking the Copper Canyon several times, and plan to return for more. They arrange custom tours and local guides, priced reasonably enough for a solo traveler like myself, with an eye toward cultural experiences. The gringo proprietor Doug (Diego) is widely known and respected as a friend to the Tarahumara people, and the mention of his name instantly elicits a smile and an offer of help from locals as far away as Creel and Batopilas, which makes me feel very secure in what otherwise might be a difficult area to travel. His many friends often accompany me when walking in town at night to make sure I get where I'm going. A large State Police presence enhances that security and not for a moment have I ever felt in danger, despite recent highly publicized events. Whether you are seeking adventure, cultural experiences, or just rural tranquility, Paraiso del Oso can make that happen smoothly and safely. I cannot recommend them enough.…