Let´s visit the beautiful towns of Real del Monte and Mineral del Chico (Pueblos Mágicos), plus National Park El Chico + the old mine & museum of Mina de Acosta; in the State of Hidalgo.
Real del Monte
This is a small mining town located at an altitude of 2,700 metres. The mines in the district are conservatively estimated to have produced 1.2 billion ounces of silver and 6.2 million ounces of gold. That is 6% of the silver mined throughout the world during the last five centuries. Gold and silver were discovered after the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the 1520s. The town's steep streets, stairways and small squares are lined with low buildings, some dating back to the Spanish colonial Viceroyalty of New Spain period (1500s - 1810). The houses with high sloping roofs and chimneys in town show the 19th century Cornish and English influence. Optionally we will visit the Mina de Acosta mine.
Mineral del Chico
Founded 446 years ago during the silver and gold fever, it is no longer the precious metals that bring us to this Magical Town, but rather the possibility of looking back into its mining past, exploring it´s colonial center and observing it´s beautiful surroundings.
National Park El Chico
El Chico (The Little One) was Mexico's first national forest reserve, decreed so by President Porfirio Díaz at the end of the 19th century. Deforestation began three centuries earlier, when the metal-working industry indiscriminately chopped down trees for firewood. Today the 2,739 hectares park is filled with pine, oak, and juniper forests. Declaring El Chico a park in 1898 was precedent-setting. It was the first time the government had enacted and followed through on a forestry law that authorized the establishment of reserves on national lands. In 1922 its designation was upgraded to that of a national park.
During this trip we will explore the State of Hidalgo.
The price is 550 Mexican Pesos and includes private transport for our group, experienced driver and explanations in Spanish and English.
Please send a whatsapp to 044 55 1308 3732 to ask if there are still places available, to confirm your participation and to receive the payment information (you can pay either by transfer, by cash deposit at any Banamex bank or cash payment at any Oxxo store). It is important to pay at least 5 days before the trip, to make sure we can arrange the right transport for the right amount of people.
Let´s explore more hidden jewels of México together !