Real de Catorce is a small village in the middle of nowhere in Mexico. Decades ago, spanish conquerers used to exploit the mointains with silver mines. They brought wealth and recognition, and now “Real” has become a magnet for tourists.
Real de Catorce, Mexico
When the sun sets, Real de Catorce presents itself at its best. During the day it’s pricking hot, at night obnoxiously cold. You will only enjoy your stay with adequate equipment.
“Real” has everything you love about Mexico. The food, handmade leather products and Ponchos.
But now to the most important activity here: hiking the mountains. Travellers are aiming to explore the superb landscape by all means.
When you get tired of walking, rent a horse.
A real dessert, with real cactusses. A lot of cactusses.
Always a beautiful scenery:
You will also encounter “things”, or plants, that you have never seen before.
It just looks like it is from another planet.
And where the hiking trails find an end, the long roads continue. But don’t let the weather fool you. Soon after this picture has been taken it suddenly started to hail.
If you are very, very lucky, you’ll convince one of the cars passing by.
In closing: an electric meter in the dessert.
They have an interesting way of building walls.