Velarde Tourism

Visit Velarde - Best of Velarde

Velarde is a census-designated place (CDP) in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 502 at the time of the 2010 census. Velarde is located on New Mexico State Road 68, in the Rio Grande Rift, right at the point where the road enters the Rio Grande Gorge.


A place in United States, Velarde is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. The nearest major city to Velarde is Alamosa. Attractions in Alamosa include The Loretto Chapel, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Canyon Road. To get to this city, remember that the nearest major airport is San Luis Valley Regional Airport. A vacation to Velarde can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Velarde*

  • Pollution Statistics in Velarde

    Know the pollution level of Velarde before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Velarde: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Velarde for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Velarde.

    • Burglary and Theft 45 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 55 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70 (High)
    • Car Stealing 45 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65 (High)
    • Attacks 40 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 45 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 45 (Moderate)
  • Living in Velarde - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 48.13 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 37.3 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 53.45 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 62.5 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.43 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Velarde

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Velarde

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.75 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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