San Luis Potosi is one of the states with the greatest natural richness: desert landscapes contrast with the green horizon home of beautiful waterfalls, cascades, rivers, pools… But in addition to this, there are towns that preserve century-old traditions, rituals, clothing, music and food that have remained intact even with the arrival of new cultures, giving San Luis Potosi an aura of mysticism. For example, at San Maria Acapulco, you will have the chance to meet the Pame community; Rioverde is the starting point for an adventure at the famous Media Luna lagoon; and Aquismon is the departing spot for visitors wishing to explore the Sotano de las Golondrinas or admire the Tamul waterfalls. Matehuala, with its colonial remains, awaits visitors with traditional gastronomical delicacies.
Rioverde is also known as the blossom city, and it is an excellent lodging option if you will not be camping at the Media Luna Park. Visitors can also take tours from here to explore haciendas, rivers, caverns and even hot springs. Another attraction of Rioverde is its culinary options. One of the specialties is the orange liquor, but honey and the chancaquillas candy, prepared with pumpkin seeds and brown sugar syrup, are an excellent desert after enjoying the Rioverde enchiladas accompanied by cured meat.
Aquismon is a Tenek town nestled among the lush of the Huasteca region; it is the starting point of two of the most spectacular adventures within San Luis Potosi. One is the Sotano de las Golondrinas, a giant cavern 1,700 feet deep and 180 feet in diameter. This natural wonder is part of a protected area, where visitors will also find the Sotano de las Guaguas (1,575 feet deep); the Mantezulel Caverns, with stalactites and stalagmites; and the spectacular Tamul waterfall, 345 feet in height. If your adventurer spirit is not kicking in, then you can opt for day of handcraft shopping at Matehuala, where delicious grilled goat and milk candy will be waiting for you to pamper your palate.