Basaltic Prisms

The basaltic prisms of Santa Lucia, Mexico

A unique and different excursion awaits you at the Basaltic Prisms in Huesca de Ocampo, Mexico. If you have already made a visit to Xplor Park in Cancun and are in the mood for more nature plans, read on.

What are the Basaltic Prisms of Huesca del Campo?

It is a rare natural creation in places that have had a volcanic past. They are columns that have been created with geometric shapes of basalt, by the cooling of lava and water.

They have polygonal prism shapes that during the 19th and 20th centuries were called Cascada de Regla (Rule Waterfall). Thanks to the water from the San Antonio Regla dam, four waterfalls are formed, creating beautiful views worthy of admiration.

Volcanic formations and basaltic prisms in Huasca de Ocampo, Mexico

The Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla

The Basaltic Primas of Santa Maria Regla are believed to have formed approximately 2.5 million years ago due to the cooling of lava following a volcanic eruption. Premium formations are both vertical and horizontal columns, with pentagonal and hexagonal shapes.

They are also known as Basaltic Prisms of Huasca de Ocampo, located in the magical town of Mexico that bears his name, in the state of Hidalgo. From the village there is a distance of 5 kilometers and they can be reached by private transport or by excursion, as there is no public transport.

The prisms became known thanks to the German Alexander Von Humboldt in 1803, who drew them and spread the engravings among his intellectual acquaintances in Europe.

Waterfall of the basaltic prisms in Huesca de Ocampo, Mexico

Basaltic Prisms – Activities

To access the site, stairs, walkways and suspension bridges have been added.

There are different adventure activities to do, starting with ATVs. This entertainment is for adults and children over 14 years of age accompanied by a parent or guardian. The tour lasts approximately 25 minutes.

There is also a boat rental service, with a maximum of 5 people per boat. The tour lasts approximately 25 minutes and takes place at the San Antonio de Regla dam accompanied by a guide.

Develop different recreational activities in the soccer, volleyball and basketball courts, swimming pools for adults and children, and camping area to camp with your family or friends.

Many activities and games available for the little ones can also be found in the Kiddo Zone of the Grand Oasis Palm Hotel. Don’t you know him yet?

Basaltic Prisms – Timetables

Visits and excursions can be organized every day of the year. It is open from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 19:00 and on weekends until 20:00.

Prismas Basálticos – Lodging

There are cozy cabins with different sizes for 2, 4 and 8 people. All of them are equipped with fireplace, television, bathroom and beds. The larger ones include special services such as dining room and kitchen.

If you still don’t know the hotels in Cancun of the Oasis Hotel Group, we encourage you to get informed to book your next vacation in a very popular destination.

Basaltic Prisms – Price

The entrance fee includes parking, access to green areas, restrooms, activities for children, sports fields, swimming pools, gazebos, among others.

About the Author
Patu Soto | Me gradué en Periodismo por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Durante estos años, he podido desarrollarme como periodista y fotógrafa amateur en el periódico El Ibérico ubicado en Londres. También he colaborado y publicado tanto artículos escritos como reportajes fotográficos en varios medios digitales. Tuve la oportunidad de desempeñar labores de Community Manager en el centro cultural japonés Sakigake en Madrid. Actualmente colaboro como Redactora SEO para Oasis Hoteles & Resorts, con sede en Cancún. En mis ratos libres sigo formándome, aprendiendo y conociendo más acerca del mundo digital en general y de los RRHH en particular. Si quieres conocer mi trabajo un poco más, conecta conmigo en mi Linkedin.