Real de Catorce
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Real de Catorce is a city in San Luis Potosí.
This old ghost town is very popular with tourists from Texas especially the Austin area. Many of the old Haciendas are being restored to former glory. The surrounding high desert area is becoming a popular area for horseback riding. Overall, Real de Catorce is benefiting from the renaissance that is sweeping across many of the forgotten colonial gems of the northern deserts.
You have to go through a tunnel. At the high tourist seasons (Oct. and Apr.) you will have to leave your car outside the tunnel and take a horse and carriage in to the pueblito.
Walking, hiking, mountain biking, equestrian riding, camping.
Home made crafts... made with minerals found in caves
Houses can be rented in the surrounding small ghost towns (without electricity or running water) for about $100 monthly, its a popular option for artists and craftsmen.