Their philosophy is based on the respect for the other, a guideline that extends to the travellers and tourists visiting their communities.
So you do not need to worry, the Raramuri people will welcome you in the best way possible.
Will I have any problem in communicating with my country?
No, you can communicate abroad with no problem whatsoever from the public phone booths located in the Towns of Creel, Divisadero, Areponapuchi, Cusarare and Cerocahui.
The phones are usually located inside commercial establishments, and the hotels also provide this service; however, their rates are higher than at the public phone booths.
Where can I purchase craftsmanship?
The offer of handicrafts is much variegated in Barranca del Cobre; it feeds on the flashy works of the Tarahumara people, and here the women create pots, dishes, vases and jars made of clay and basketworks, amongst other utensils.
On the other side, men manufacture music instruments such as violins, drums and rattles; they also carve on wood and weave. Geometrical patterns are predominant on their works.
Most of the handicrafts' shops are located in the Town of Creel; below you will find a few of these alternatives:
*House of Handicrafts, Ferrocarril Avenue unnumbered, Colony Centre, Creel
*Creel Handicrafts, 64 Parroquia Street, Colony Centre, Creel
*Tarahumara Handicrafts, Adolfo Lopez Mateos Street unnumbered, Colony Centre, Creel
*Natepalia Handicrafts, Lopez Mateos Avenue unnumbered
Likewise, the offer of handicrafts in the Towns of Divisadero and San Ignacio de Arareko is significant. There are also vending stands at the train stations; there are even peddlers offering craftsmanship on the edge of the railway.
What voltage is the electric power?
Electric power in Barranca del Cobre is of 110 volts and 60 cycles; if you need other voltage, do not hesitate to ask for a transformer at your lodge's reception desk.