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Prismas Basálticos Waterfall

Gaze in peaceful appreciation as water flows from a dam and over a collection of otherworldly volcanic rock formations that decorate Santa María Regla Canyon.

Witness the true splendor of Mother Nature at Prismas Basálticos (Basaltic Prisms) Waterfall. This spectacular landmark features numerous geometric basalt columns formed over thousands of years by cooling volcanic lava. Marvel as the water falls elegantly over the columns, which range from 98 feet (30 meters) to 164 feet (50 meters) in height. Prismas Basálticos Waterfall is one of the 13 natural wonders of Mexico. 

Following his early 19th-century voyages in Mexico, the Prussian explorer Baron Alexander von Humboldt became one of the first people to promote the waterfall and rock formations. The landmark’s extraordinary polygonal shapes have drawn comparisons to California’s Devil’s Postpile and Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway. 

A series of hanging bridges, observation decks, pathways and staircases offers superb views of the waterfall. They let you observe the columns from both above and below. Visit areas that allow you to stand on the columns and walk across stones embedded into the river beneath the cascade. Look for the rainbows created when the sun’s rays reflect in the waterfall. 

Take part in the adventure activities available in the area, such as a thrilling zip-line course. Ride on horseback amid the pristine forests of the surrounding countryside. Learn about local mythology on a guided boat tour of nearby San Antonio Dam. A children’s playground, sports courts and swimming pool are among other amenities. 

The waterfall is about a 1-hour drive northeast of Pachuca. Minibuses travel between Pachuca’s city center and the entrance to the waterfall. Alternatively, get here via rented car or on an organized tour. Parking is available.

Prismas Basálticos Waterfall is open daily and has an admission fee. The fee includes access to the waterfall, sports fields, playground and pool. Additional charges are applicable for boat tours, horse rides and the zip line. You’ll find several guesthouses, homestays and hotels close to the waterfall that offer choices of accommodations for a range of budgets.


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Hacienda Santa Maria Regla AU$101
Hacienda Santa Maria Regla

Hacienda Santa Maria Regla

Domocilio Conocido SN, San Miguel Regla, HGO
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the historical district, this historic hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla Park and Prismas Basalticos Waterfall. Las Truchas Forest is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

    Hotel Kuautli AU$36
    Hotel Kuautli

    Hotel Kuautli

    Carretera Estatal Huasca- Pachuca, Barrio La Mora S/N, Huasca De Ocampo, HGO
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Huasca De Ocampo, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Las Truchas Forest and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Prismas Basalticos Waterfall. Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla Park and Duendes Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Cabañas Villa de San Miguel AU$160
      Cabañas Villa de San Miguel

      Cabañas Villa de San Miguel

      Avenida José Landeros Kilometro 3, Huasca De Ocampo, HGO
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in Huasca De Ocampo, this cottage is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Las Truchas Forest and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Prismas Basalticos Waterfall. Duendes Museum and Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

        La Casa Azul Huasca AU$82
        La Casa Azul Huasca

        La Casa Azul Huasca

        Calle Juan C. Doria S/N, El Calvario, Huasca De Ocampo, HGO
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Huasca De Ocampo, this bed & breakfast is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Duendes Museum and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Las Truchas Forest. Prismas Basalticos Waterfall and Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Cabañas Belen
          Cabañas Belen

          Cabañas Belen

          Carretera Huasca - San Miguel Regla, Huasca De Ocampo, HGO
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Huasca De Ocampo, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Las Truchas Forest and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Prismas Basalticos Waterfall. Duendes Museum and Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Huasca Sierra Verde AU$120
            Huasca Sierra Verde

            Huasca Sierra Verde

            Carretera a Huasca de Ocampo Km. 5.3, Huasca De Ocampo, HGO
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Huasca De Ocampo, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Prismas Basalticos Waterfall and Las Truchas Forest. Duendes Museum and Pena Del Aire Lookout are also within 9 mi (15 km).

              La Mora Casa de Campo AU$210
              La Mora Casa de Campo

              La Mora Casa de Campo

              San Miguel Regla S/N, Barrio Tonteopa, Zona 06, Manzana 6, Lote 1, Huasca De Ocampo, HGO
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Huasca De Ocampo, this villa is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from Las Truchas Forest and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Prismas Basalticos Waterfall. Duendes Museum and Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Hotel la Casona Real Huasca AU$76
                Hotel la Casona Real Huasca

                Hotel la Casona Real Huasca

                Carretera Huasca - San Miguel, Km 350, 350 m from Center of Huasca, Huasca De Ocampo, HGO
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Huasca De Ocampo, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Duendes Museum and 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Las Truchas Forest. Prismas Basalticos Waterfall and Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).