Nadadores - Coahuila
This wasn’t a planned stop. For a while, we have been hearing a lot about the small municipality of Cuatrociénegas, an area rich in natural science. This short story, however, is not about Cuatrociénegas, it’s about a small Mexican town called: Nadadores – Coahuila. Nadadores is not a thriving touristic destination, but we happened to find a lot in this little town. After all, this is what we do, we find the most hidden gems and set them free for you. We stopped here to refill our tummies, and of course, street-food was our go-to. Nadadores - Coahuila presented us with a unique opportunity to see up-close the human spirit. Within a bubble of serenity, the people of this small town didn’t seem to be bothered by the fact that life, specifically in this Mexican region, was, is, and perhaps will continue to be very difficult. The lack of opportunities did not stop them. We witnessed a lot of people willing to get up every day and fight for a better life. Somehow the people of Nadadores – Coahuila were immune to the obstacles and negativity of everyday life. Perhaps it’s some kind of resiliency built up throughout generations. Whatever their secret is, we promise we’ll return to learn a lot more about Nadadores.
We did not have much time to spend here, as we were in course for Cuatrociénegas. The center of Nadadores was dominated by the Catholic Church, and a beautiful plaza surrounded by food trucks. The food was amazing, the people were welcoming, and the scenery was unique.
And yes, in case you were wondering, we did visit the site of Nadadores dark history. Nadadores – Coahuila is the location of an accidental detonation of 22 tons of Ammonium Nitrate, which left 28 dead and 250 injured on September 10, 2007. The explosion left a crater 23m wide and 3m deep, and a damage radius of about 500m.
We simply chose not to upload photos and recall memories of such tragedy.