Espanola abounds with historical and cultural riches. There are many ancient Indian
Cliff Dwellings to be found close by, any of which can take you on a journey into the
past. When you visit, it is nearly impossible not find yourself trying to imagine what life
was like for the people who inhabited this area more than a thousand years before the
Spanish Conquistadors arrived. Two of the favored stops are Bandelier
National Monument and the Puye Cliff Dwellings.
There are no less than seven Pueblos within fifty miles.
Each has it's own history, and traditions vary from one to the next. Many of them welcome
visitors to their Markets and Festivals year round while a few are open to the public only
at certain times so it is best to check in advance. The diversity of arts and crafts that
can be seen is simply incredible and some of the artisans are known world wide.
Outdoor Recreation around Espanola is extensive. There are numerous places to go
for Camping, Hiking, Boating, and Fishing.
The Black Mesa Golf Club has a beautiful and challenging course.
There are several casinos providing a choice of gambling facilities in
Community Resources Section
Espanola Public Library
First rate facilities including computers with internet access.
Espanola Chamber of Commerce An excellent
website for all kinds of information including a calander of events and a map.
Things to do in Espanola A
good site listing many area activities, restaurants, and churches.
Espanola City and Community
Rio Arriba County Web Site.