Huasca de Ocampo, Hidalgo

Huasca de Ocampo is one of my most favorite visited towns in Mexico. With picture perfect landscapes full of history and beauty, it more than deserves it’s title as a  “Magic Town”

Ex-Hacienda Santa Maria Regla

My final year at university, I took 6 trips to Mexico; I had a case of senioritis with no desire for a cure! One of my most memorable trips was visiting two of the ‘Pueblos Magicos’ in the State of Hidalgo. A short weekend’s trip from Mexico City, Eddy and I headed a couple hours north to Pachuca via ADO bus.  The plan was to start in Huasca de Ocampo and  make our way down to Real del Monte.

Huasca de Ocampo is a small town situated at a high altitude with landscapes of plains and mountain ranges, rivers, lakes and waterfalls. The town was founded sometime around 1770, by Pedro Romero de Terreros,  a Spanish count who at one point was the richest man in the world. He built haciendas in the area, benefiting from the nearby deposits of silver and other metals. Huasca de Ocampo’s discoveries are best found by traveling on foot and I promise you won’t be disappointed with the history and beauty this town holds. [Read more…]