Huichapan, Hidalgo, is located in the Mezquital Valley, in the west of the state sharing borders with the municipalities of Tecozautla, Nopala, Chapantongo, Alfajayucan, and the state of Queretaro.
As you pass through this town you will see two types of landscape: on the one hand the semi-desert with nopales and bushes, on the other hand, thanks to its geographical location you will be able to go through a forest with oyamel trees, oaks, pyrules, and even ahuehuetes.
To reach Huichapan, Hidalgo, by road you must drive 2 hours and 20 minutes from Pachuca, the state capital, an hour and a half from Queretaro, 2 hours and a half from Mexico City, and 3 hours 40 minutes from Puebla. The nearest airport is Pachuca.
The weather in Huichapan, Hidalgo, ranges from mild to cool depending on the season of the year you are visiting. The average temperature is 17 º C (62.6 º F) with little rain during the summer.
Huichapan is a small town, which is not synonymous with the lack of surprises and stories, mainly rooted in such important moments as the Independence of Mexico, since the First Cry of Independence was held here in 1812, at El Chapitel.
Just as you will find stories from this period, you will also be able to tour its beautiful monuments and colonial buildings where you will be surprised by the attention to detail of those who had the task of building and carving them. In addition to the opportunity to spend moments in the outdoors practicing sports or simply enjoying a memorable day.
As you pass through Huichapan you will find one of Hidalgo's contributions to Mexican cuisine: the lamb barbacoa -the same one that is cooked very slowly in ovens dug into the earth- with its respective glass of pulque. You can also look for El Carnaval, a drink made with tequila, orange juice, and other secret ingredients that may discover your palate.
If you need a molcajete at home, maybe you can find it here, since the local artisans work the stone, besides they also make ayates, a great variety of ceramic pieces, marble and they weave rugs.