Hidalgo State, Mexico

Located in eastern Mexico, the State of Hidalgo is named to honor Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla a key figure in the Mexican War of Independence. When Benito Juarez created the state in 1869, he selected Pachuca de Soto to be the capital city. The state is a treasure trove of cultural, archeological and eco-tourism sites. Hidalgo is also home to a number of native cultures, the descendants of 19th century Cornish miners and a Jewish enclave that traces its roots back to the 16th century.

Visitors to the area will marvel at the ancient wonders found at the Tula archeological site, the old haciendas that reflect a bygone era, the mountain ranges and natural hot springs.

Basaltic prisim Canyon at Hidalgo, MexicoThe Mountain Corridor is designed to whet the appetite of eco-tourists. Guests will experience different climates, ecosystems and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extreme sports. The Water Park Corridor takes visitors on a scenic journey through the natural thermal springs and spas. You can also enjoy the area’s water theme parks that take advantage of the state’s rivers and lakes. The Corridor of the Four Elements is designed around activities that include the elements of air, water, fire and earth. These include hot air ballooning, fishing, iron working and hiking. The Hacienda Corridor takes patrons on a tour of estates from the 16th to the 19th century, providing a look into the area’s cultural past. The Tolteca Corridor enables you to experience the great archeological site of Tula as well as a number of 16th century monasteries. There are mesmerizing flora and fauna species as well as exceptional canyon views of the Biosphere Reserve in Barranca de Metztitlan.

Visitors can sample the local cuisine that includes pastes and pulque while enjoying one of the many cultural and religious festivals in Pachuca. There you will see the textiles and embroidery of Tenango de Doria, the indigenous culture of the Otomies found in Ixmiquilpan and the handicrafts found in the stalls of Mineral de Chico. Hidalgo is also famous for Spanish style furniture, jewelry, pottery and metal working.

You can explore the cave paintings in Huichapan; visit the Monastery of San Francisco in Pachuca, or taste one of the many native gastronomic delights, such as the state dish, barbacoa. Tourists to Hidalgo can explore the cultural history of the state as they experience a flourishing modern economy.


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