Lajitas (La-HEE-tahs) is at the western edge of Big Bend National Park. It became a village in 1915 when an Army post was established to protect the area from Mexican bandit Francisco (Pancho) Villa.

Today, it features a modern resort with an 18-hole golf course, zip line, swimming pools, spa, restaurant, horseback riding, and other outdoor activities (877/525-4827,


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