About Espanola

Let's have a look around into background of Espanola

County: Rio Arriba County
State: New Mexico
Country: United States
Latitude: 35.9911111
Longitude: -106.08
Time zone: America/Shiprock
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -6 hours

Weather in Espanola

Climate: Marine West Coast Climate
Best Time to Visit: Late April to November


Española is a city primarily in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, in the United States. A portion of the central and eastern section of the city is in Santa Fe County. Española was founded in 1880 as a railroad village and incorporated as a city in 1925. The city is situated in an area Juan de Oñate declared a capital for Spain in 1598. Española has been called the first capital city in America. At the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 10,495.

Distance from Espanola center to Airport

The nearest major airport is Los Alamos County Airport (LAM / KLAM). This airport has domestic flights from Los Alamos, New Mexico. Another major airport is Santa Fe Municipal Airport (SAF / KSAF), which has domestic flights from Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Driving Distance: 16 miles / 26 km
Driving Time: 23 Minutes
Languages: English followed by Spanish being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

Airport: Los Alamos County Airport 
Rail: Amtrak: National Rail Passenger System.
Road: Bus: Blue Bus and North Central Regional Transit District.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 
Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
For Hotels:
Room Service: $5 Minimum
Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
Concierge: Between $5 - $25
Valet Parking: 
Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5  

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Los Alamos,
  • Santa Fe,
  • Taos

Emergency Contact Numbers in Espanola city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
Railroad: 1800 872 7245
Airport: +1 505-662-8420 (Los Alamos County Airport )
Hospital: +1 505-753-7111 (Presbyterian Espanola Hospital)


Gypsy Festival
Coalescence Festival
Fiesta del Valle de Española

Tourist Attractions

Puye Cliff Dwellings
Plaza de Espanola
Santa Cruz Lake Recreation Area

Theatre & Concerts

Dreamcatcher 10
Espanola's Main Street Theatre
Reel Deal Theater

Visit Top Restaurants in Espanola

El Paragua
El Parasol
La Cocina Restaurant

Top Shopping Centers in Espanola

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center
Hilltop Shopping Center
Dollar Tree

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center
Bond House Museum
Plaza De Española

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

Sopapillas – Angelina's Restaurant
Hamburger – Blakes Lotaburger
Torta – Tortas Rainbow

Sports Club

Black Mesa Golf Club – Golf 
Create Inner Peace – Yoga
Shen Ren Qigong center – Tai chi 

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: $ 5.00
Taxi: $ 3.00 (base price)
3 BHK (Downtown): $ 2,180.00
Cheap meal: $ 12.00
Gasoline: $ 0.56 / litre
3 course meal: $ 47.50