Things to do in Hidalgo

Our most recommended things to do in Hidalgo

From Mexico City: Tolantongo Caves Small Group Tour

1. From Mexico City: Tolantongo Caves Small Group Tour

Grab the chance to visit Mexico's Tolantongo Caves on this day tour from Mexico City. Soak and swim in the thermal waters of the cliff pools and explore the many caves of the area. Lookout over crevices and mountains in natural hot springs meant for relaxation. Leave Mexico City first thing in the morning and appreciate a comfortable drive to the Tolantongo Caves. Upon arrival, take a bath in the hot springs, visit the caves, estuaries, pools, and waterfalls. Feel free to explore this paradisical place, 1280 meters above sea level. Visit the hidden paradise section, made up of 40 thermal water pools, including one with a slide. Access the paradise tunnel, which includes a suspension bridge, restaurant area, and zip line. If you want a little more adventure, take the opportunity to combine this relaxing excursion with hiking. Take stunning photos and appreciate activities fun for the whole family.

From Mexico City: Real del Monte, Huasca & Basaltic Prisms

2. From Mexico City: Real del Monte, Huasca & Basaltic Prisms

Escape the hustle and bustle of Mexico City for the day on a full-day tour of the towns of Hidalgo. See the Basaltic Prisms of Santa Maria Regla, explore Huasca de Ocampo's architecture and culture, and visit the mining town of Real del Monte. Your first stop is Real del Monte, a small mining town located at an altitude of 8,900 feet (2,700 m). There you'll have a guided tour of the center of the town, where you'll learn about colonial times and their impressive gastronomy. Enjoy an ample amount of free time to stroll the city's charming streets and, if you want to, sink your teeth into pulque bread, pastes, and plenty of other delicacies famous throughout the area. Enjoy some free time to shop and find some lunch. Then, continue to the Basaltic Prisms of Huasca de Ocampo. Admire the 30-meter tall geometric basalt columns that decorate the walls of the impressive Santa Maria Regla Canyon, where 4 waterfalls feed the San Antonio Regla dam. Here, admire the collection of towering basalt rock columns lining a ravine that was formed by the slow cooling of volcanic lava. Take some time to admire 4 waterfalls crashing down these magnificent rocks. Continue to Huasca de Ocampo, named “Magical Town” (Pueblo Mágico) for its preserved architecture and natural surroundings. At the center, you’ll have time to take pictures, walk around its streets, or buy a souvenir, before beginning the drive back to Mexico City, where your experience ends with drop-off at your starting point.

From Mexico City: Basaltic Prisms and Real del Monte Tour

3. From Mexico City: Basaltic Prisms and Real del Monte Tour

Get back to nature on this tour of the best natural attractions in the Hidalgo region. Departing from Mexico City, travel to the town of Huasca de Ocampo and learn all about its magical history. Wander through the streets of the town, admiring the colonial architecture and natural beauty along the way.  Later, visit the Basaltic Prisms, a true masterpiece of natural art. Get up close to these fascinating hexagonal formations and learn all about their unique geology and formation from your informative guide. Afterwards, travel to the imposing Peña del Aire, stopping at several viewpoints along the way to admire this massive canyon in all its glory. Finally, return to the village of Real del Monte, the birthplace of the Mexican paste. Learn all about the invention of this delicious treat at the Paste Museum before enjoying a stroll through the cobbled streets of this old mining town.

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Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 40 reviews

This Grutas Tolantongo tour was amazing and absolutely beautiful. It is incredible to see Caribbean blue water surrounded by beautiful mountains. The waterfalls, caves, and river are out of this world and the water is so warm. The pictures do not do it justice. Honestly, I have never seen anything like it. Make sure to bring water shoes and a towel as you will get cold coming out of the hot water. I have booked four tours through Get Your Guide with Amigo Tours and have completed two so far in Mexico City surrounding areas. They are extremely knowledgeable, organized, really genuine guides, and really care about your safety. They stop for bathroom/food breaks in the morning and in the evening for this tour. We had four hours to spend at Tolantongo and also had lunch there, which was delicious. We were the only English-speaking party in our group, but it was not a problem as the guides speak English and Spanish. Our tour guides Brenda and Victor made sure we were always comfortable!

A must do for travelers to Mexico City. It was worth the long commute. The waters feel amazing (they're warm) and are beautiful. Definitely a location to make precious memories.

Top activity! Even in rainy weather. Guides at the top too. I recommend 100%

El tour estuvo excelente! El lugar es hermoso y fueron puntuales.

Amazing driver, Don Jesus and the guide was amazing