Welcome To La Huasteca Potosina… We Think You’ll Find It Worth The Trip!
When you think about Mexico, a lot of people think of white sand beaches and turquoise waters. However, when you look outside of that narrow POV, you realize that there are turquoise waters that exist far beyond just the beaches. Welcome to Huasteca Potosina!
This is where you’ll find some of the most gorgeous waterfalls in all of Mexico, and that’s saying a lot.
The Huastec civilization was a pre-Colombian civilization of Mesoamerica. They occupied a territory on the Gulf Coast of Mexico which included the northern part of Veracruz. Included in the domain was also regions of the states of Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, and Tamaulipas.
Located just outside of San Luis Potosì, Mexico, La Huasteca Potosina is a natural wonder; a work of art by Mother Nature herself.
How To Get To La Huasteca Potosina
You can visit this exquisite destination without going on a tour if you like. Because of this, you may find that you’ll have a more ‘real’ and ‘authentic’ experience. If you want, however, you can easily find a tour by looking online.
If you do decide to book a tour, you won’t have to really worry about anything. From meals to transport and even occasionally accommodations, you can sit back, pay, and have it all taken care of for you.
It really depends on how you want to go about it. Are you really going to rappel down a waterfall all by yourself?
Staying in Ciudad Valle is how most people choose to go. The city in the state of San Luis Potosí sits on the Valles River. It’s known as a gateway to the region’s caves and gorgeous cascadas.
From Ciudad Valle, you can get to this breathtaking oasis by rental car (about a ten minute drive) via public transportation (it’s actually only a 40 minute journey) or of course by tour.
Check out this page to get a variety of options for transportation to Huasteca Potosina.
Wondering What To Do In Huasteca Potosina?
One day just doesn’t feel like enough time to fully enjoy this oasis of electric blue waters and lush evergreen trees. Even the incredible waterfalls seem to be something out of an idyllic sci-fi movie.
There are camping spots for you to kick back and relax, and the hot springs are said to have therapeutic (and even magical) healing powers. Plus, there are an incredible host of activities you can do in a tour, including rafting, rappelling beside the waterfalls, different boat tours, and even a sampling of mezcal with ancestral drinks.
Come For The Thrills…
There are a lot of adrenaline-packed activities at Huasteca Potosina if you’re into that kind of thing. In fact, some of the most daredevil activities on the planet are available at this lush and beautiful spot.
You can try cliff jumping, which has become an extremely popular activity in the area. You can rappel off of a waterfall, jump into cold pools of flowing water, and get some incredible footage from a GoPro.
However intensely you choose to enjoy the falls and cliffs surrounding, you’ll have memories for a lifetime from this unspoiled oasis.
…Or Simply Come To Relax
Alternatively, if you’re not into jumping from extreme heights, you can also go paddle boarding. If you want to get wet, take a fancy dive into some swimming holes that look like they’re out of the movies. Or, of course, you can even take a kayak or a boat to different waterfalls and make the most of all of them.
If you really want to do it up, visit one of the regions largest waterfall destinations, the 344-foot-high Cascada De Tamul, which you’ll need a kayak to access.
How Long DO You Need To Explore The Falls?
The most common census on this is 3 – 5 days, and yes, that’s a lot. However, once you consider that you can stay in a loft in nearby Ciudad Valles for $60 CAD, it doesn’t seem so ridiculous.
On top of that, it’s a solid eight-hour drive from Mexico City to get here. Because of this, you don’t want to be in and out anyways. Take your time, relax, and make the most out of one of the most exquisite destinations this planet has to offer.