An area with splendorous nature, rivers, waterfalls, vegetation and sceneries that captivate ecotourism lovers, the Huasteca Potosina is without a doubt one of the most beautiful regions in Mexico. It stretches throughout 29 municipalities of the state of San Luis Potosi, including Aquismon, Ebano, Huahuetlan, Ciudad Valles and Tamazunchale, these last two noticeable for being the largest and most important ones of the area.
Ciudad Valles is known too as the Entrance Door to the Huasteca Potosina, as It is the most important city of the region and the second most important of the state. In Ciudad Valles not only you’ll find cultural attractions like the Museo Regional Huasteco and the Museo de las Culturas de la Huasteca, but within minutes away you’ll find stunning natural attractions. Northeast Ciudad Valles is the Sierra del Abra-Tanchipa Biosphere Reserve Natural Protected Area, with over 230 species of plants, a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds; also in the Huasteca, the municipality of Tamazunchale is southeast San Luis Potosi, amidst a mountain setting. Among its tourist attractions you can enjoy the Tamar Spring, the Fossils Area and Vega Larga.
Any time of the year is perfect to go to the Huasteca, but in order to enjoy the ultimate local celebration and to experience one of the most popular traditions is important to visit the area in the beginnings of November. The celebration of Xantolo takes place in the different municipalities of the Huasteca and each and every one of them prepares altars, gastronomic samples and offerings to celebrate the union between dead and alive.
On your trip to the Huasteca Potosina you’ll discover matchless landscapes, as well as a proper tourist infrastructure that includes hotels, restaurants and tour agencies that offer adventure tours and guided excursions.
Some of the main tourist attractions of San Luis Potosi’s Huasteca, are:
The Micos Waterfall: Near Ciudad Valles you can find the Micos Waterfalls, a series of seven waterfalls that reach 20 meters height. Travelers that enjoy kayaking, waterfall jumping and rafting find in this area a natural place without comparison.
Tamasopo Waterfalls: A group of three waterfalls of up to 20 meters height form the beautiful Tapasopo Waterfalls.
Tambaque River: The Tambaque River is the perfect place to enjoy the Huasteca with the family since the friendly, low waters invite to refresh in the warmest days.
Puente de Dios: An ecotourism paradise, Puente de Dios is better known for its “Poza Azul”, which is a precious open sinkhole surrounded by vegetation.
Tamul Waterfall: It’s located southeast Ciudad Valles and reaches 105 meters height, which makes it the biggest waterfall of San Luis Potosi.