HUASTECA POTOSINA

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In addition to waterfalls, rivers and lagoons formed by the warmth and humidity of this region, this place is home to places with unbelievable natural landscapes, like the Sótano de las Golondrinas (Swallow’s Basement), the most beautiful vertical cave in the world, where various types of birds nest. And what can we say about Xilitla? This is the small town where the surrealist artist Sir Edward James, a friend of Salvador Dalí’s, created structures that are apparently absurd but which blend into nature in a welcoming manner.

Activities

Ecotourism

     
       

Ecotourism around the Huasteca in San Luis Potosí definitely has an aquatic character, for the region is known for the profusion of water bodies and active currents. So, in Tamasopo the trend is riverside resorts and swimming in pools at the foot of the falls, Cascadas del Pueblo. At Puente de Dios you will find the so-called Poza Azul – blue pool, which is true to its name – and the possibility of swimming among stalactites. You can canoe down the waters of river Tampaón and, with some luck, visit Cueva del Agua (Water Cave); upstream you will find the famous waterfall, Tamul.

 

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Natural Sites

     

Ciudad Valles is the logical base for exploring the Huasteca in San Luis Potosí, to tour the natural beauties in the area. Going north, the Abra-Tanchipa ecological reserve is located, on the northern edge of tropical forests, keeping threatened species safe, among basements and caves, like the one in Los Sabinos community lands. To the west, you will find Puente de Dios, this exceptional erosive formation flanked by pools filled with intensely blue waters. And, the greatest award waits to the east: the sight of 105 meters of water plunging in the spectacular Tamul waterfall.

 

 

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States that make up

Chihuahua

This is a city of quarry stone and clear skies. It is not strange to run into Rarámuri people on the streets, who descend from the Tarahumara Mountains to do their shopping or offer their handcrafts. It is difficult to ignore the meat cuts, the cold beer and other amenities from northern Mexico. Exploring mansions from the times of the Mexican Revolution, the cathedral, and Pancho Villa’s grave make this destination an interesting lesson in history. This is where the Chihuahua-Pacífico train route begins, which crosses the dramatic Barrancas del Cobre (Copper Canyon). At the Naica mine, you can see the largest cave with crystals in the world, known as Cueva de las Espadas (Cave of the Swords).

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Sinaloa

The most active agricultural regions in Mexico are found in this state, which also has an important fishing fleet. It is known for banda music, its landscapes, rivers, ports as important as Topolobampo and, naturally, exquisite seafood, perhaps the best in the country. The port of Mazatlán is a favorite among beach destinations, but also because of its remarkable historical center, full of color and life.

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