"El Arbolito" in Pachuca, Hidalgo is already a Magical Neighborhood of Mexico
MÉXICO » News » March, 2023 » “El Arbolito” in Pachuca, Hidalgo is already a Magical Neighborhood of Mexico
Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, announced that the neighbourhood of “El Arbolito” in Pachuca, Hidalgo has become the fourth Magical Neighborhood in the country, recognising its unique combination of elements, such as its characteristic urban structure, customs, legends, and gastronomy.
The Magical Neighborhoods programme aims to diversify Mexico’s tourist offerings and discover the spirit and essence of each city, providing a starting point for visiting nearby destinations. Other Magical Neighborhoods include the Historic Center of Chetumal, the Tlaxcala neighbourhood in the city of San Luis Potosí, and Villa de Seris in Hermosillo, Sonora.
“El Arbolito” is one of the first colonies inhabited by mine workers during the 19th century mining boom. The neighbourhood will benefit from the Magical Color Routes programme, which involves the rehabilitation of urban spaces through the painting of facades and public spaces. In addition, the state of Hidalgo is carrying out training programmes for ecotourism centres in the Magical Towns and spas.
Miguel Torruco Marqués invited attendees to help break the Guinness Record for the Largest Parade in the World with the support of Governor Julio Menchaca and local authorities. The event aims to set the eyes of the world on the state of Hidalgo. The Secretary of Tourism pointed out that the state’s enormous tourist potential can help make Mexico an increasingly competitive destination, attracting foreign currency from international visitors.
The Secretary emphasised that tourism is a tool for social reconciliation and that he is convinced that “El Arbolito” will be an essential travel motivator for local populations, contributing significantly to the present administration’s work.
Governor Julio Menchaca Salazar thanked the Secretary of Tourism for the recognition and pledged to continue making “El Arbolito” a pleasant place to visit to increase economic spillovers in the town. He also recognised that Hidalgo’s most valuable asset is its human capital and the people’s commitment to moving the state forward.
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