Insurgente Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla National Park

Insurgente Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla National Park is a national park located half way between Mexico City and Toluca and declared a conservation area. The park is named after Miguel Hidalgo, the hero of Mexico’s war of independence against the Spanish.

Popular facilities in the park include hiking, climbing, cycling or simply having a picnic or barbeque. There are quad bikes for the thrilling high speed tours while one can also explore the park on horseback. The park is a brilliant place to enjoy the great outdoors, have fun with family and friends and also is a perfect getaway and retreat from the busyness of the cities.

There is a tourist information centre and trailhead for walking paths and also forest trails in this unique forest of pine trees. There is also a Valley of Silence in the area that gives an idea of the solitude of the location. Near the village of La Marquessa, there are three large bronze statues of men on horseback who are national heroes like Miguel Hidalgo, Ignacio Allende and Mariano Jimenez.

The pine forest offers a tranquil and peaceful retreat while one can also soak the warm sun and feel the scent of crisp pine in this lush greenery of the place.