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Mascota

El Pueblo Mágico de Mascota (Magical Town of Mascota) is surrounded by corners that offer unique natural landscapes and allow you to extend your stay by several days while enjoying the outdoors.

El Rincón de Ixcatán waterfall is located about 12 kilometers ( 7 miles ) from the downtown area of the town and is a beautiful waterfall fed by the La Plata stream, with a pool where it is possible to take a refreshing bath. Camping is also allowed in the area.

Ocotillo Canyon, on the other hand, extends for about 250 meters ( 820 feet ) and is formed by basaltic rock walls about 20 meters (65 feet) high. More than 400 petroglyphs were found there.

The Galope stream, about two kilometers (1.2 miles) north of Mascota, forms a series of small waterfalls and pools where it is possible to take a bath and admire the rocks where a series of petroglyphs were also found. The place is known as la Mesa Colorada (“the colored table”) because of the color of its stones.

Another canyon, called El Tacote, is located near Santa Rosa, about nine kilometers ( 6 miles ) from Mascota. It has a length of 3,200 meters (10,000 feet) and is crossed by a stream. The place, with a difference in level of 240 meters (780 feet), is ideal for canyoning and rappelling (the highest is 12 meters /40 feet).

Those who love walking uphill among nature can go to the Narigón hill and try to reach the Narizona stone through a pleasant path that also leads to a cave about which some legends are told. Another option is to climb the Molcajete volcano, which is dormant and offers spectacular views. Millions of years ago the area had great volcanic activity and the petrified park of Malpaís is a sample of this and an interesting place to explore.
El Pueblo Mágico de Mascota (Magical Town of Mascota) is surrounded by corners that offer unique natural landscapes and allow you to extend your stay by several days while enjoying the outdoors.

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El Rincón de Ixcatán waterfall is located about 12 kilometers ( 7 miles ) from the downtown area of the town and is a beautiful waterfall fed by the La Plata stream, with a pool where it is possible to take a refreshing bath. Camping is also allowed in the area.

Ocotillo Canyon, on the other hand, extends for about 250 meters ( 820 feet ) and is formed by basaltic rock walls about 20 meters (65 feet) high. More than 400 petroglyphs were found there.

The Galope stream, about two kilometers (1.2 miles) north of Mascota, forms a series of small waterfalls and pools where it is possible to take a bath and admire the rocks where a series of petroglyphs were also found. The place is known as la Mesa Colorada (“the colored table”) because of the color of its stones.

Another canyon, called El Tacote, is located near Santa Rosa, about nine kilometers ( 6 miles ) from Mascota. It has a length of 3,200 meters (10,000 feet) and is crossed by a stream. The place, with a difference in level of 240 meters (780 feet), is ideal for canyoning and rappelling (the highest is 12 meters /40 feet).

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