Espanola, New Mexico The Jewel of Northern New Mexico.
Espanola was founded in 1598 by Spain as the first capital of New Mexico. It
sits in the northern Rio Grande Valley between the Jemez Mountains and
Truchas Peaks, and is a very convenient base for exploring northern New
Mexico. Espanola has many lodging options and the best selection of
restaurants. Don't miss the world-class local artists. Let us be your tour
guide through the Beautiful Espanola Valley.