Soar above the conjunction of the Rio Grande and Rio Conchos and into the small border town of Presidio, Texas. With beautiful stone buildings in the iconic Spanish architectural stylings, Presidio is steeped in history.
Indigenous Americans lived at the conjunction of the rivers for thousands of years before the Spanish came to Presidio in the 16th century. American settlers arrived in Presidio after the Mexican War, and the town’s economy now relies heavily on United States Customs and Border Protection as well as the local school district for employment.
Travel three miles east and become transported back to life in the 1800s at the Fort Leaton State Historic Site and its original Adobe structure. Or move south from Presidio and cross into Ojinaga, Chihuahua, Mexico. The border crossing at Presidio is less congested and features tourist services. Despite being left off the tourist radar, Chihuahua is complete with picturesque colonial towns and an iconic frontier feel and acts as the northern gateway to Mexico. With the Peguis Canyon and old mining village of Manuel Benavides only a short drive from the border, there is much to see even with a limited itinerary.
When you book a flight to a private jet charter airport in Presidio, Texas, you’ll fly into Presidio Lely International Airport. This small public airport is located just north of Presidio and features two runways. Depending on your travel needs, Presidio Lely accommodates everything from the small four-seater Eclipse 500 to the 13-seater Gulfstream GIV-SP.