- The Parque Nacional El Chico - National Park:
This is a splendid natural space, with a thick forest of ovameles
and pines. This assorted scenario includes hundreds of rock outcroppings,
placid valleys, peaceful lagoons, a clear water river, and superb
viewing points and also an old mining town.
The Park, declared a protected area in 1898 by President Porfifio Diaz, is synonymous with plenitude for the lovers of nature, who can pitch their tents under the stars. And for adventurous sportsmen as well, who will be able to practise climbing, climbing, mountain biking and fishing.
El Chico is sited 24 kilometres to the Southeast of Pachuca,
Capital City of the State of Hidalgo. Its altitude varies between
2300 and 3020 m.a.s.l. with an average temperature of 21° C, although
during the cold seasons the thermometers can descend to 5° C.
- The Real del Monte is a small town of miners
that was called Maghotzid -meaning "high pass" in the otomí
language- previous to the arrival of the Spaniards, name given to
it for being the highest zone in the route between Huasteca and
While surveying the streets of the town, the colonial features of its architecture become apparent. It is also noticeable the exquisite garden that faces the Sanctuary of the Señor de Zelontlan. Do not miss indulging yourself with the delicacies of the local gastronomy, its taste will help you to overcome weariness. In the outskirts of the town, the traveller will find the tunnels of the silver producing mines.
Real Monte is located at 12 kilometres Northeast of the City of
Pachuca, by the road 105.