Explore one of the oldest mines in Mexico!
Visit one of the oldest mines in the state and learn about the colonial period of Mexican history. Explore the abandoned structures and walk down into a mine shaft. We'll also visit a lavender ranch, where we'll see the different species of lavender and how it's processed. Includes a delicious Mexican lunch in a quaint local restaurant downtown.
Mineral de Pozos is located in an area which was once populated by indigenous tribes before the arrival of the Spaniards. In the late 1500's, during the Spanish conquest, it was discovered that the area was filled with rich mines, and so a great mining town was established. We will start our tour by visiting the now abandoned Santa Brigida mine, which started operating in 1589 and maintained operations for almost 400 years until the 1960's. We will explore its ruins, get to know its rich and long history as well as its last few years of operations. After our visit to the mine, we will head to the Lavender Ranch, a local spot where different species of lavender and other aromatic herbs are grown and processed for a great variety of purposes. We will smell the many types of lavender, get to know its uses and how it's grown and used. Finally, we will have lunch at a local restaurant with fantastic Mexican food in a lovely relaxing setting.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your Hotel
End location: I will take you back to your Hotel
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
Nissan Urvan 2011
Estimated Local Cash Needed
750 MXN - You can always find local handcrafts on the places that we visit!
- I will be the tour coordinator, that will take you with different local guides that do not speak too much english, serving as a bridge to both, the locals and the tourists.