Ecotourism in Hidalgo: the top spots

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Hidalgo is one of the most naturally stunning territories in Mexico, a true paradise for adventure lovers! We give you the top spots for ecotourism in Hidalgo, a guide for those who always seek some natural connection in each and every one of their vacations.

El Chico

This national park is like the capital of ecotourism in the state of Hidalgo. In its over 6,700 acres of wild land, you can do just about anything. Rock climbing, horseback riding in the forest, fishing, rappelling, trekking, zipline, you name it!

Located only 6 miles from Pachuca, the state capital, it is the first and obvious for adventurers and nature lovers exploring this region.

Atezca Lake

Surrounded by green hills and a lush forest, this lake has a tiny island at the center that crowns the already beautiful landscape. There isn’t much to do in this place –that is, besides enjoying the stunning views and sounds of nature.

We strongly suggest that you camp at least one night around the lake, that way you will be able to witness the breathtaking sunset and the spectacular starry nights.



Waterfalls around Tula

Not only will you be able to visit the remains of the homonymous ancient Toltec capital, but you can also enjoy some of the prettiest waterfalls you have ever seen. At places like Rancho Campestre and Los Organos, you can take a day off and bathe in natural pools that are fed by copious cascades.

Whenever you are in Tula, remember to book a room with us at City Express Tula, best choice in town!

Basaltic prisms

Near the town of Huasca de Ocampo, you will find this natural wonder. Polygonal columns of basaltic rock created by the slow cooling of volcanic lava line a ravine through which water runs, straight from the San Antonio Dam. It is a true spectacle that you have to see at least once in your life.




Tres Maravillas canyon awaits for you with natural pools, trails, and waterfalls. Another one to explore is Paraíso Escondido, through which a 600 ft wide river flows.

Montaña Viviente

Enjoy one day at this amazing ecological theme park, which is crossed by pedestrian and bicycle ready trails that will take you through dreamlike landscapes of woods, creeks and springs.

Experience the best of ecotourism in Hidalgo, a state in central Mexico that has much to offer to the nature-oriented traveler. See you at City Express!

Ecotourism in Hidalgo: the top spots