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

Hidalgo

Birthplace of the Toltec culture and soccer – the national sport –, Hidalgo still conserves Pre-Hispanic vestiges like the Atlantes de Tula. Pastes, which we owe to an English colony that settled here, are famous: a variation of British pastry, adapted to the local gastronomy. The capital, Pachuca, is a colorful city that you can walk, from whose streets you can contemplate a hint of what the Hidalgo Huasteca can offer. From extreme sports to a historical visit, this is a state you cannot skip.

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Veracruz

Veracruz displays a long line of tourist offers in its territory: from the capital, one of the most important commercial ports in the country, to Catemaco, in the north, Pueblo Mágico whose visitors seek spiritual cleanses. In between, there is the radiant Costa Esmeralda (Emerald Coast), the charming and colorful town of Tlacotalpan, and the fortunate city of Poza Rica, in addition to hidden spots that the visitor could to discover.

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Tamaulipas

The extensions of open skies and desert landscapes clash against marine scenes and border lands. This state has energetic cities that benefit from manufacturing or petroleum, but they are also interesting cultural centers and effervescent commercial axes. The natural attractions – like the biosphere El Cielo –, its reserves destined to hunting tourism, and the charming beaches that crown the coast, are of great value to the country.

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San Luis Potosí

The capital city of this state is one of the most important in the country, where the Colonial constructions will overwhelm you with their beauty. But the plurality of the state is what is truly amazing: from the greenery in Huasteca – where you can find indescribable constructions by the surrealist Sir Edward James –, to the silence of its desert – famous because of Real de Catorce, a destination which was once a mining town and is now a tourist attraction that has been visited by personalities like Jim Morrison or Enrique Bunbury.

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