Tucked away in the pine forest of the Insurgente Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla National Park, La Marqueza is a tranquil retreat from the busyness of Mexico City and the surrounding suburbs. Small valleys and mountain sides of the national park are dotted with a multitude of fun diversions. You can find horseback riding, ATV courses, paint balling, zip lining, and fishing.
Our destination was El Rincón, a restaurant with cabins available for rent and its own private lake stocked with truchas (trout). The restaurant’s menu was extensive, with a whole section devoted to freshly caught trout. Of course that’s what I had to order, trout cooked with onions and lemon in a foil packet. The trout was served whole, fish head and all and I ate every last bit. One of my top five meals of all time.
After lunch we spent the rest of the afternoon roaming the grounds. In the cool mountain air we laid out on the grass and relaxed in the peaceful environment. Far from the hustle and bustle of city life we enjoyed the sun warm on our skin, the scent of crisp pine in the air, and the view of lush greenery.