We discovered Amazing Waterfalls, Delicious Food, Turquoise blue Cenotes, colorful birds, hot roads, and a Surrealistic Castle as Alalibre adventured into the the heart of Mexico, La Huasteca Potosina at San Luis Potosí.
As part of our adventurous nature, from time to time Alalibre‘s crew takes some time to explore new venues in the always amazing, always magical México. This time, our CEO, Israel Andalón went with Carmen and with Israel’s family to explore La Huasteca Potosina, one of the most famous touristical spots in Central México full of natural attractions such as waterfalls, cenotes, rivers, and the famous surrealistic gardens of the English Artist Edward James at Xilitla. Following next, some of the highlights of the destination.
San Luis Potosí City
We took a 9 hour long road trip to travel from Puerto Vallarta to San Luis Potosí City. San Luis Potosí City is a 430 years old Mexican City at the west of San Luis Potosí state full of architecture from the Spaniard Colonial era. Besides the calm and relaxed atmosphere, we can find delicious food such as the famous Enchiladas Potosinas or the delicious Chocolates Constanzo.
San Luis Potosí is a big state. To explore the Huasteca Potosina at the east, we decided to use Ciudad Valles as our adventure headquarters. We stayed at a beautiful house with Swimming pool called Alabel. Israel used this house as his set for his online cardio dance classes that were broadcasted without interruptions.
One of our fist stops exploring La Huasteca Potosina were the Waterfalls and thethe Cenotes called “Puente de Dios” (God’s Bridge) in Tamasopo. The Puente de Dios is gorgeous. Swimming through the cenote was wonderful, specially after spending a day in hot Huasteca Potosina. The boys in our group were able to jump from some cliffs straight into the water while the others enjoyed swimming around the waterfalls always with their lifejacket on and using the help of ropes that are tightened along the river. We finished our day in Tamasopo by enjoying some beer and local food. San Luis Potosí is famous for the Enchiladas Potosinas, The Gorditas and the Cecina (For the meat eaters).
One of the highlights of the trip was the adventure at Tamul Waterfall. This waterfall is born when the water of Gallinas River falls into Santa María River, thus creating another River called Tampaón. To get there, we needed to hop into a boat at Tanchanchín village in Aquismón district and row from there. Besides the spectacular view, it was a great workout. Thus, it was great fun that everything we passed another boat, all the passengers, we started a water fight between ships. It’s so refreshing! On the way back, we were able to swim downriver and enjoy other small refreshing waterfalls on the way.
Not far from there, we also enjoyed a relaxing visit to the park surrounding Micos River, with 7 waterfalls that rank from a 30 cm waterfall to one with 20 meters. We swam along the river and we saw lots of colourful birds and even river turtles. In Micos there are a lot of extreme adventures including a 165 mts zipline that can be crossed with a bicycle.
Surrealistic Gardens of Xilitla
When we started being a host at La Maison du Tango, we were amased that many of my foreign guests had Xilitla in their travel plans to explore Mexico. We were not really aware of how amazing this place was. The Castle of the English artist Edward James in the village Xilitla is perhaps the only surrealistic architecture in all Latin America. This is a castle with lots of symbolisms, with weird columns and doors, unfinished walls and stairs that led to nowhere. After being lost on James Edwards architectural dreams, we stopped for nice coffee as this region it’s famous for its coffee.
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