M7W – Real de Catorce

The third of my 16 candidates is the town of Real de Catorce. It’s one of the four places I haven’t been to, but it is high on my list of priorities. Next year maybe. Click here to vote.

From RealdeCatorce.net

The Town of Real de Catorce is at an altitude of more than 9,000 feet. It is situated in the mountain range of Catorce, one of the highest plateaus in Mexico, with summits that exceed 10,000 feet of altitude. Silence, fresh air, and spectacular vistas are some of the features visitors can enjoy if they venture to walk the many paths of this sacred land in the heart of Mexico. Currently, Real de Catorce is in a period of transition and prosperity due to tourist promotion by the government and the popularity it has received from several Hollywood films that have been shot there. The tourist infrastructure has improved considerably in quality and quantity. However, it is only able to receive a limited number of visitors and there are no banks or “Casas de Cambio” to change money.

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