Pachuca Travel Guide
Pachuca is a beautiful windy city located in central Mexico, just an hour and a half from the Northern part of Mexico City, allowing travelers who arrive in the capital city of the state of Hidalgo to enjoy both places: the lively, cosmopolitan feel of Mexico City, or the quaint charm of Pachuca and its natural surroundings. Pachuca has a wide variety of leisure, dining and lodging options for its visitors; everything depends on the kind of vacation or trip you would like to plan.
If you feel like visiting archeological sites or historic buildings, then the giant Atlantes are waiting for you at Tula, just 30 minutes from Pachuca. Once you're back in the city, there are lots of colonial and neoclassical buildings in the downtown area to be visited. Most of them have been turned into government offices, museums, schools or financial centers, but are still open to the public.
Pachuca is also surrounded by many Haciendas that in colonial times extracted silver or produced Pulque, a traditional Mexican beverage fermented from the Maguey plant. There's a National Park named El Chico, too. This is a perfect spot for mountain biking, hiking and camping. If you want to travel back in time for a day, a visit to the towns of Real del Monte and Huasca, with their display of traditional colorful houses, temples and cobbled streets, is a definite must. We must not forget the traditional cuisine of the region, which includes Pasties, Mixiote and a whole different version of barbecue, prepared with lamb and spices and cooked in a hole in the ground.