The hilly and stark desert setting makes up for the lack of major sights around town. If you're into walking, there's plenty to keep you occupied for a couple of days. Don't miss the Pueblo Fantasmo or Socavón de Purísima hikes.

Horseback Riding

Numerous trails lead out into the dry, stark and fascinating desertscapes around Real. The most popular guided trail ride is the three-hour trip to El Quemado, the sacred mountain of the Huicholes. Here you'll find expansive views of the high-desert plateau and a small shrine to the sun god. The horses and guides congregate every morning around Plaza Hidalgo.

Jeep Rides

Trips in 'Jeep Willys' can also be arranged to many of the same locations, mainly on weekends. Ask any of the drivers along Lanzagorta or Allende, or at the tourist office. Rates vary according to the trip and numbers; they work out cheaper if you share the cost with other visitors.