Explore the Oasis of La Huasteca Potosina Falls in Mexico

Jason Palmer

If you’re looking for a paradise escape that will enrich your soul with some sublime and picturesque postcards that will linger long in your mind, La Huasteca Potosina Falls might be the perfect place.

This hidden oasis is a sub-region in Mexico’s state of San Luis Potosi and is an eight-hour drive from Mexico City. It’s worth the long journey time for adventurers looking to find their freedom in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled environments this planet has to offer.

Aerial views of the region showcase a secret haven that is as vibrant and beautiful as they come. It’s a destination that has seen a sharp rise in popularity over the years, despite the challenges to get there.

The history of Huasteca Potosina

Huasteco (also known as Wasteko or Huastec) is a Mayan language with approximately 150,000 speakers in Mexico, who are mainly based in the states of San Luis Potosi, Veracruz and Tamaulipas. Huasteco’s native name is Teenek or Tének.

The Huasteca Potosina comprises 20 municipalities: Aquismon, Axtla de Terrazas, Ciudad Valles, Coxcatlan, Ebano, El Naranjo, Huehuetlan, Matlapa, San Antonio, San Martin Chalchicuautla, San Vicente Tancuayalab, Tamasopo, Tamazunchale, Tampacan, Tampamolon, Tamuin, Tancanhuitz de Santos, Tanlajas, Tanquian de Escobedo and Xilitla.

Without a doubt, this is a heavenly hideaway for those adventurous souls willing to put in the effort to find its beauty.

Huasteca Potosina: An idyllic escape

Electric blue waters that flow across the land surround lush evergreen trees and majestic waterfalls. Untouched, and with a contrast of colors that wouldn’t be out of place in Avatar, this oasis is perfect for those looking for serene surroundings to mull over life’s bigger questions and find themselves. Hot springs enrich the soul, and there are camping spots to take in the breathtaking views.

The extreme relaxation of Huasteca Potosina

There are plenty of adrenaline-fueled activities available to match your level of adventure. Those with more of an extreme-sports mentality may like to try cliff jumping – something that has proven to be a top activity in the region. Don’t forget your GoPro to capture some truly spectacular footage on the way down that will surely make you the envy of your friends.

With varying heights to take the plunge from, there’s no shortage of cool moments to conjure up as you confront the elements head-on. There’s ample reward for the risk, too, with plenty of fascinating attractions to discover and delve into deeper. You can test your paddle skills, dive into cozy swimming holes to relish in the majesty of your environment and take a boat trip or kayak to cascades of beautiful waterfalls. For example, deep in the heart of the Huasteca Potosina is one of the region’s largest waterfall destinations, the 344-foot-high (105-meter-high) Cascada De Tamul, which is accessible by kayak.

Bucket-list views from Huasteca Potosina

If you’re looking to undertake a pilgrimage for the soul, La Huasteca Potosina Falls will reward you with the perfect backdrop to experience just how majestic this planet can be. Turquoise water that’s as warm and inviting as it is clear provides some stunning photo opportunities for creating the ultimate selfie, too.

With flawless views as far as the eye can see, La Huasteca Potosina Falls is a natural wonder for dream-chasers looking to strike off a few things from their bucket lists. Its remote location only adds to the mystic vibe and makes the journey all the more fulfilling as a result.

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