ZOZOCOLCO DE HIDALGO
ZOZOCOLCO DE HIDALGO

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SYNCRETISM OF CATHOLIC FAITH AND PRE-HISPANIC BELIEFS

The village is crossed by the waters of the Tehuantepec River and streams of the Tocolutla River, and it is composed of green undulating hills.

This is a place where you can learn more about the Totonac culture.

Its colonial architecture contrasts with the emerald green that prevails throughout the landscape of Zozocolco. Its winding streets are narrow and cobbled.

San Miguel Archangel is the patron saint of the town, and the most important celebration takes place in the last days of September. This is a festivity with dances and music that represent the blending of Catholic faith and pre-Hispanic beliefs. There are dances, music, dances of quetzals, "negritos," flyers, bullfights, and much more.

Another festival worth enjoying in this Magic Town is the Cantoya Balloon Festival celebrated in November. During this event, colorful Chinese paper balloons with original designs adorn the skies of Zozocolco.

Workshops with balloon masters are held during the festival, so you can launch a balloon made by your own hands.

Zozocolco de Hidalgo is located in the northern part of the state of Veracruz in the Totonac region, 65 km (45 minutes) from Papantla, 213 km (4 hours) from Xalapa, and 280 km (5 hours and fifteen minutes) from Mexico City.

Zozocolco de Hidalgo

What to See in Zozocolco de Hidalgo

Tourist Attractions of Zozocolco de Hidalgo

Parroquia de San Miguel (Parish)

It is a baroque-style construction from the 17th century, making it one of the oldest in the area. It stands out for an image of San Miguel Archangel that, according to local stories, appeared on a stone out of nowhere.

Inside the parish, there are a series of well-preserved altars with paintings dating back to the 17th century.

Mirador del Curato (Viewpoint)

Adjacent to the parish, you can enjoy an incredible viewpoint that offers a panoramic view of the green hills surrounding the town, known as Pelón, Golondrinas, and Buena Vista, as well as the whole village characterized by its red tile roofs.

What to Do in Zozocolco de Hidalgo

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN ZOZOCOLCO DE HIDALGO

Visit the Poza del Diablo

Visit the Cántaros del Sol Ecotourism Center

Visit Papantla

Enjoy its beautiful natural landscapes

The surroundings offer fun adventures and interesting challenges. This Veracruzan corner is surrounded by countless waterfalls and pools with crystal-clear and deep waters, including "La Junta," "El Callejón," "El Tecajete," "Poza Verde," and "La Poza del Diablo."

To reach these beautiful places, you will have to traverse paths covered in lush vegetation with cedar and mahogany trees.

These are ideal places for swimming and refreshing, but be aware that the water is cold and you must be careful due to the presence of many rocks.

Discover a strange landscape

One of the most beautiful landscapes is known as "El Caliche," a place with unusual rocky walls that have formed whimsical passages, including an arched tunnel that frames an emerald-colored pool of water so crystal-clear that you can easily see the acamayas (freshwater crayfish) and turtles that inhabit the pool.

These walls exhibit various shapes that will vary according to the visitor's imagination.

Enjoy an ecotourism center

Amidst a jungle landscape, there are picturesque cabins that belong to the Los Cántaros del Sol ecotourism center, where you can stay to enjoy all the attractions the area offers.

 

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