Huasca de Ocampo


Huasca, as it is also known, was the first Magical Town of the state of Hidalgo. Its full name is "Huascazaloyam", of Nahuatl origin and means "place of rejoicing or joy".

And what does it do to his name, this is a place composed of simple, picturesque, fresh, warm joy; cool in the wild weather; warm to the shelter of their houses and cabins, intimate shelters of chimneys, hot chocolate and wool blankets.

You can not miss the balloon flight over the Biosphere Reserve of the Barranco de Metztitlán. You can also take the tram trip through the Historic Center of the Town and to the Ex Haciendas of the Conde de Regla.

Santa María and San Miguel Regla were mining emporiums, now converted into luxury hotels. Its architecture has been enchanted by the emergent presence of the waters, mirrors that have flooded courtyards, arches and stone staircases; liquid mantles that transgress time and space.

Walk on foot, on bridges or zip line, the spot of the Basaltic Prisms. A canyon amalgamated in lava by the rapid cooling and the consequent outbreak of hundreds of geometric columns.

In the surroundings there are forests of oak lakes and overflowing dams, eco-tourist ranches, and even the curious Museo de los Duendes, in which you can listen to many stories based on real events of locals; who, according to the belief, were touched by these fantastic beings who care about protecting us.

Huasca is a place sheltered by stones, rocks, quarries, landslides, prisms and solid architectures. Architectures that reign magnificence in their natural landscapes. Magnificence that floods water and colonial past all its corners ... Come and experience it!

¿Qué Visitar?

What to Visit?

  • Santa Maria Regla Hacienda Today it is a beautiful hotel, and crib of many creepy legends. Also, this magnificent colonial architecture was the perfect location to shoot The Mask of Zorro, film starred by Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta Jones.
  • Saint John the Baptist Church It was built by Augustinian friars in the sixteenth century.
  • San Antonio Dam An ideal place to practice aquatic sports, such as kayaking and rowing.
  • The Elves Museum It is located in a little cabin in the middle of the forest.
¿Qué hacer?

What to do?

  • Festivity of Saint John the Baptist It takes place on June 24th, when the entire village participate, after attending mass, in rodeos, horse races, firework shows, and many other sport and cultural events.
  • The Second Day of January In that date, a traditional ball is organized, and around this, there are food and handicraft markets on the streets, and also a contest for music bands.
Comida Típica

Typical Food

  • Pastes A kind of pasty filled with meat and many other stews.
  • Fish from the nearby fish farms coked in different presentations.
¿Qué Saber?

What to Know?

  • "Hascazaloya" is the original name of this municipality, but the tradition has shortened it. In Aztec language, "Huascazaloya" means "place for joy and happiness."
  • Around 1743, Pedro Romero de Terreros started the mining exploitation in Real del Monte. The production was so big, that they had to build three mining haciendas.

Popular Craft

  • Pottery
  • Wooden furniture and cooking utensils
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