Prismas Basalticos, Huasca de Ocampo

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See an unusual geological formation at Prismas Basalticos, a set of tall basalt columns through which a stream of water runs. Located in a scenic ravine, the cluster of thin, matchstick-like columns owes its striking form to the slow cooling of volcanic lava. First championed by German explorer and intellectual Alexander von Humboldt, the natural attraction today benefits from the addition of stairs, walkways, and bridges, making it easy to get up close. Use our Huasca de Ocampo day trip planning app to visit Prismas Basalticos on your trip to Huasca de Ocampo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • To spend a weekend or just get to know is the perfect place and above all not far from the city of Mexico, it is a beautiful place to spend time in couple or family, wear sunscreen
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  • It is two hours from the city and is definitely a place that you should visit. The walks are long but any toddler can do the hanging bridge is beautiful and fun to cross it. Although I saw very nervous people who could not cross. The form of the prisms and the history of how it formed is amazing. The whole place has a huge energy. Even on Sunday the number of people is quite manageable. It is not impossible to walk as in other destinations. It also has gardens and games for the little ones. Restaurants and shops. Very convenient to reach. Pin a beaker of mud that make artisans, with a refreshing drink.
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  • The place is magnificent, very interesting as attraction, though: scarce possibilities of activities, the high cost of entry and an unjustified 'hour maximum stay time' and a half make it opaque slightly interesting thing about the place.
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  • It’s a little place with big service. The formation is nice the waterfall is nice but the best part was their people. It is difficult to get there but with Waze or google maps you can do it.
  • You don't have to go all the way to Eastern Europe to admire mother nature miracles. It is a good experience.
  • natural marvel. Geometric rock formations created by lava merting water in a canyon. There is a park around it, near Huasca
  • The place is nice, good views. But it sucks no one accepts credit cards.
  • Beautiful place , great spot to go and spend the day and have a picnic
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