Mineral de Pozos is one of the pueblos mágicos (magical villages) of Mexico. And within this magical village there is a breathtaking secret garden with a secret room.
About 180 miles northwest of Mexico City in the state of Guanajuato, Pozos was once a thriving, opulent mining city, but was abandoned and became a ghost town for nearly a century. That has changed in recent years as “gringos” from nearby San Miguel de Allende have discovered the place.
Almost hidden in a corner of the town square is a simple door leading to El Secreto de Pozos, a luxurious three-room hotel ($110 per night) that is operated by Americans.
The rooms look beautiful but nothing matches the splendor of the secret gardens that are laid out in a maize. You wander in one side and exit another and then twist into another place more magical than the previous. Should you visit Mexico City or San Miguel, a stop in Pozos is recommended.
You can check out the hotel on their web site.