“Huasteca Potosina What to do?“is an interesting tour of some of the main attractions of that magical place that Mexico has…
As imposing and beautiful as the most beautiful beaches in the country, in Mexico you will find the famous Huasteca Potosina, a region located in the northeast of the republic with a dazzling natural wealth.
Magical towns, buildings of outstanding architecture, basements, caves, rivers, waterfalls, a lush jungle area and many incredible landscapes are part of the wonders that the beautiful Huasteca Potosina offers.
Since it is not about a particular destination but about an area, doing some research and organizing the places you are going to visit is a very good idea and that is what we are going to help you with…
Huasteca Potosina is located in the state of San Luis Potosí and consists of 20 municipalities, they are Xilitla, City Valleys, Coxcatlan, Ebony, Orange, Aquismon, Axtla of Terraces, Huehuetlan, San Martin Chalchicuautla, San Vicente Tancuayalab, Tamasopo, Tamazunchale, Matlapa, San Antonio, Tampacan, Tampamolon Crown, Tamuin, Tancanhuitz of Saints, Tanlajas and Tanquian of Escobedo.
As a reference, you can consider distances to Ciudad Valles, the gateway to the Huasteca, located 294 km from San Luis Potosí (capital), 148 km from Tampico, 355 km from Santiago de Querétaro, and 591 km from CDMX.
In such a vast territory you will be able to admire the enormous beauty that nature gave this area with waterfalls, lakes, rivers, exuberant vegetation, caves, cellars, springs, as well as unique landscapes to discover.
All this immensity is complemented by the cultural wealth of its towns that with their customs and traditions bear witness to the legacy of the town that gave it its name, the Huastecos.
When is the best date to go to the Huasteca Potosina?
La Huasteca is a dream place that you can visit all year round and you will surely have many interesting proposals to discover and enjoy; however, there are certain dates that can improve your experience and others that may not be so recommended due to possible inclement weather.
The best months to visit the Huasteca Potosina are between March and early June, a time when it is neither too hot nor too cold and the probability of rain is minimal.
On the contrary, the months of July to September are the rainy months and therefore it is not recommended since the river flow may increase, the beautiful color of the springs may not be appreciated well and there are even occasions when they They suspend activities such as guided tours due to the intensity of the rain.
Another piece of information that can be useful for your planning is that between March and April the Huasteca Potosina National Fair is usually held, an event that attracts many people, ideal for those who want to learn about the customs and traditions of the area.
Visiting the Huasteca Potosina implies taking a few days to walk and enjoy its attractions to the fullest or you can plan several visits and not miss all the incredible activities that you find there.
Ecotourism lovers will be fascinated with so many proposals ranging from quiet hiking, going through canopy, rafting, rappelling, kayaking and boat rides and much more.
So that you have an idea of the innumerable options that you will have to enjoy in the Huasteca, we are going to list some of the main attractions that should be on your list of things to do in the Huasteca Potosina…
Visit Valles City
This destination is generally chosen as the gateway to the Huasteca, with a good hotel and service infrastructure, the city can serve as a base and move from there to see the most beautiful places in the Huasteca Potosina.
In the walk through the center you can visit the main square with a beautiful kiosk, the Santiago Apóstol Parish a few steps away; Do not forget to try a delicious coffee in the area and do not forget to stop by the municipal market where you can enjoy the tastiest dishes.
The trajinera ride through the Valles river enjoying the traditional music of the Huasteca cannot be missed either.
Enjoy an unforgettable day at the Micos Waterfall
Just 20 minutes from Ciudad Valles, on the way to El Naranjo, you will find Adventureland, a theme park where you will live incredible experiences such as launching yourself from several zip lines with impressive views of the Micos Waterfall, you can also walk on a suspension bridge at a high altitude but surrounded by landscapes unique.
Add to that the sky bike experience that will allow you to ride a bicycle and cross a steel cable from one side of two mountains to the other, crossing the Micos River, it will be amazing!
While there you can go to the waterfall and hire a boat ride to learn more about the beauty of the place, and if you have the courage, ask about the waterfall jumps that will take you to different points of the Micos waterfall from where you can throw yourself . Adrenaline to the maximum will not be missing…
Photo: Sectur San Luis Potosí
Xilitla and the Surrealist Garden of Sir Edward James
Another of the must-see places when visiting the Huasteca Potosina is the municipality of Xilitla where you have a must with the sculpture garden built in the middle of the jungle, with waterfalls and several pools, a place full of magic that you can admire.
Take time to take the most beautiful photos, the setting is perfect to have unforgettable memories of your walk through this incredible destination.
Take advantage of traveling a little further and discover why Xilitla is a magical town in Mexico and do not deprive yourself of a delicious zacahuil.
If you can stay more than one day in this place, you will surely love it.
Get to know the Castle of Health of Beto Ramón
This amazing castle also deserves a place on your list of things to do in the Huasteca Potosina; Its construction in 1974 will leave you speechless, it has several buildings inspired by biblical passages.
It will also be very interesting to learn about how Beto Ramón, a doctor, used the Nahuatl knowledge inherited from past generations to dedicate himself to herbal medicine for physical and spiritual healing.
You can find it in the municipality of Axtla de Terrazas, about 25 km from Xilitla.
Photo credit: huastecapotosina.org
Aquismón and its hidden treasures
Part of the Huasteca, this beautiful magical town is ideal to learn more about the traditions and customs of its inhabitants, since here you will find the Teenek indigenous people who will proudly show off their skills.
Do not forget to visit the church in honor of San Miguel Arcángel and the main square, the La Mora market cannot be missed either, all emblematic places of a destination that will amaze you.
The products made by the local population are part of its charm, take the opportunity to buy what you like and delight yourself with some rich menus of traditional cuisine.
While there, do not miss the experience of visiting the famous Sótano de las Golondrinas, just 10 km from Aquismón. If you dare you can descend and discover it more closely, you just have to hire a good guide.
Photo: Mexico Unknown
Tamasopo a unique natural beauty
Nature was very generous with this municipality, there you will find places with a dazzling beauty, a set of three waterfalls that later give rise to some beautiful ponds with calm waters and the imposing Puente de Dios, all part of the highlights of the area (admission is paid, very affordable cost).
You find it 50 minutes from Ciudad Valles and you can go on the day or you will also have options to stay there.
Other beauties of the Huasteca Potosina
The Huasteca has many other sites that are well worth visiting, Tanchachín and the Cueva del Agua, the imposing Tamul Waterfall, the archaeological zones of Tamtok and Tamohi in Tamuín, the Sierra del Abra Tanchipa Biosphere Reserve, Xantolo and its celebrations of the day of the dead, are part of the attractions.
Likewise, the gastronomy of each site you visit will be something else to delight you and don’t forget to visit the local markets and ask for the days of street markets, you will surely find the most beautiful handicrafts, embroidered textiles, snacks and some more surprises.