Huauchinango Puebla Magical Town | Where to Go and What to Do

Huauchinango Puebla
Magical Town

Where to Go & What to Do

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If you love ecotourism, Huauchinango is the ideal destination for you. Surrounded by rivers, waterfalls and mountains, it is the perfect place for outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, fishing, water tours and much more.

The center of town maintains its colonial charm, with a colorful zocalo presided over by the colonial Municipal Palace.

Surrounded by high hills, crossed by rivers that descend in deep ravines forming waterfalls, ideal for nature tourism and the most extreme adventure.

Huauchinango Puebla Magical Town | Where to Go and What to Do
Huauchinango Puebla Magical Town | Where to Go and What to Do

If you are looking for relaxation, you can enjoy the natural spectacle of the Necaxa Dam, which reflects the hills that contain it.

Huauchinango has the aroma of orchids and azaleas, which are protagonists in the Tenango Flower Fair, which is celebrated in honor of the Lord of the Holy Burial and fills the streets of this town with perfume, huapango and dances.

The center of town maintains its colonial charm, with a Plaza de Armas that is the heart of the town and is surrounded on four sides by traditional portals where various stores are housed. 

🏙 Activities in Huauchinango Puebla

Top 10 Attractions

  1. Plaza de Armas and Portales
  2. Sanctuary de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo en su Santo Entierro
  3. Church of Santa María la Asunción
  4. Huachinango Scenic Park
  5. Necaxa Dam
  6. Tizoc House and Tree
  7. Michu Agrotourism Center
  8. Isabel Díaz Castilla Plant Market, Tenango de las Flores
  9. Villas del Bosque Huauchinango
  10. Xopanapa Waterfalls

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Ecotourism, cabins and good food. It was named Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) because of its surprisingly beautiful landscapes, made up of rivers, waterfalls and oak and pine forests.

In addition, the municipality has an extensive variety of tourist activities and offers incredible experiences for its visitors.

Huauchinanguense cuisine is the result of the mixture of indigenous and mestizo cuisines. The traditional cooking is still made with firewood, the clay comales for cooking tortillas and a large clay pot for storing water.

The typical foods of Huauchinango are:

  • Chicken in Mushroom
  • Mole poblano or serrano served with Rice
  • Chicken and Pork Mixiotes
  • Chicken in Chiltepin
  • Adobo pork meat
  • Chile macho with egg
  • Enchiladas de chile macho
  • Beef marrow gordita
  • Tamales de Puñete de Papatla
  • Apples in their juice or baked
  • Guava candy
  • Chayotes with honey
  • Pumpkin and chilacayote candy
  • Tlascales de maíz

By car from Mexico City: The fastest route is to take the Mexico-Piramides 132D highway to Tuxpan Veracruz, your exit will be marked Nuevo Necaxa Huauchinango and this will take you to your destination (Trip: 2hrs 30min - Cost: 159 pesos at Toll Booths).

By bus:

  • From Central del Norte in Mexico City you can take a direct bus to Huauchinango. The trip takes almost 3 and a half hours with the "Conexión" bus line. The approximate fare is 122 pesos.
  • There are also direct buses from Puebla City and Pachuca

What in the 16th century began as an Augustinian convent is now the Sanctuary of the Lord of the Holy Burial, the patron saint of the town.

Dances, cockfights, charreadas, parades of floats and processions with the image of the Lord of the Holy Burial are organized.

  • Huauchinango Carnival and Flower Fair.
  • Plaza de la Constitución - Central Garden
  • Pedestrian walkway Monseñor Guillermo Ledesma y Manjarrez.
  • Murals:
    • Ethnic mural in the Casa Real hotel restaurant
    • Nahuatl wedding mural located in the Villa de Cortez hotel.
    • Monumental mural of mountain flowers
  • Huauchinango Scenic Park
  • Museum of Indian Costumes of the Sierra Norte
  • Municipal Cemetery - Rafael Cravioto Mausoleum
  • Michu Agrotourism Center
  • Town of Tenango de las Flores - Facebook
  • Tizoc's House and Tree - Tenango de las Flores
  • Santuario del Señor en su Santo Entierro
  • Chapel of the Virgin of Guadalupe
  • Church of Santa María la Asunción
  • Cascada Xopanapa
  • Campestre Las Truchas – Facebook
  • Parque Ecoturístico Las Pozas – Facebook
  • Eco Zempoaltepetl – Facebook
  • Villas del Bosque Huauchinango – Facebook
  • Parque Ecoturístico Cascada La Morena – Web Site
  • Ecoparque El Sifón – Facebook
  • Cascadas de Totolapa y Salto Chico
  • Cascadas de Xopanapa
  • Presa de Necaxa
  • Tenango de las Flores Dam
  • Paseos Turísticos Lancha La Sirena – Tenango de las Flores – Facebook
  • Ecoturismo El Cerro del Tigre – Web Site
  • Bonsai Ioka – Tenango de las Flores – Web Site
  • Tienda de Artesanias el Sabor de la Sierra – Facebook
  • Mercado de Plantas Isabel Diaz Castilla – Facebook

Cabins near Chignahuapan

  • Retmas Operadora Turística – Web Site
  • Viajes Hanay – Web Site
  • Toma la Ruta del Café

Where is Huauchinango Puebla located?

Distance Huauchinango and Other Cities

Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
Pachuca Hidalgo
101 Km | 63 Mi
1 Hora 45 Minutos
Poza Rica Veracruz
107 Km | 66 Mi
1 Hora 40 Minutos
Tlaxcala City
124 Km | 77 Mi
1 hora 55 Minutos
Puebla City
166 km | 103 Mi
2 Horas 35 Minutos
Mexico City
173 km | 107 Mi
2 Horas 35 Minutos

From Huauchinango to other Magical Towns

Distance in Km | Miles
Time in Hours
Xicotepec Puebla
21 km | 13 Mi
30 Minutos
Chignahuapan Puebla
52 km | 32 Mi
55 minutos
Zacatlán Puebla
58 km | 36 Mi
1 Hora 10 Minutos
Pahuatlán Puebla
60 km | 37 Mi
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Real del Monte Hidalgo
106 km | 66 Mi
1 Hora 55 Minutos

Official Tourism Site

Marvel at the splendor of its elegant colonial buildings, streets and flavors that live up to its nickname "City Of the Angels".

A legend is responsible for this beautiful city being known as Puebla de los Angeles.