Located between hills, with steep streets, some cobblestones, make Xilitla a different place in the Huasteca The ex-convent of San Agustín, built in 1557, is the oldest Hispanic building in Potosi territory. The Holy Week; the patron saint festival of San Agustín, at the end of August, and the Coffee Fair, In November, they are unbeatable dates to come if you like the festive atmosphere. But Xilitla is worldwide famous for LAS POZAS, a surrealist sculptural site full of fantastic architecture designed by the British Edward James.
The environment acquires a magical splendor with the river that forms small waterfalls and pools.
Áxtla de Terrazas
Surrounded by fertile agricultural fields irrigated by the RIVER AXTLA, this town has nooks and crannies very nice to swim and enjoy a field day. At the end of November celebrate the lively Fair and the patronal feast, dedicated to Santa Catarina. The municipality is famous thanks to Beto Ramon, a botanist who resided in AHUACATITLA (there may be a post for ahuacatitla), a few kilometers to the south. He also raised some constructions eclectic in styles, all painted with bright colors that contrast with the surroundings and give to the place a touch for other picturesque.
The legacy of Beto Ramon is still in Ahuacatitla, where there is an alternative health center.
The so-called “Big Door of the Huasteca” It is the most important city in this region and has all the services. The National Fair, between March and April, includes agricultural and livestock exhibitions, as well as artistic and cultural events. The museums Tamuantzán and the Huasteco Region offer a historical-cultural vision of this area.
At municipality the waters of MICOS invite to recreation and adventure; in the eight waterfalls of the river, also called PAGO PAGO, you can practice jumps; grotto of LOS SABINOS exhibit underground wonders and the RESERVE ABRA OF TANCHIPA is ideal for ecotourism.
For a huasteca archeology trip, nothing better than the municipality of Tamuín. The amazing area of TAMTOC offers an extensive tour of pyramids, foundations and sculptures, such as Monument 32, an outstanding feminine representation of art Mesoamerican CONSUELO is smaller than Tamtoc, but is still considered as “the capital of the Huasteca empire”. It has priceless frescoes well reserved; his archaeoastronomic observatory for calculating agricultural cycles is a marvel.
To relax, the TANINUL hotel-spa is the ideal place for its hot springs pools and the therapeutic massages
This is one of the oldest towns in the Huasteca, with a tének community numbers (huastecos); they usually wear their typical clothing. In the municipality there are optimal places for adventure: cellars, waterfall caves. EL SÓTANO DE LAS GOLONDRINAS has a shot of 380 m and its depth exceeds 500 m; It is one of the most important in the planet. THE BASEMENT OF THE HUAHUAS is shallower, but it has vertical shots, one of 202 m and another of 153. TAMUL is the jewel of the potosinas waterfalls; is formed in the Río Gallinas and has a 105 m drop over the Santa María River. The views and the rumor of Water are fascinating.
This is another municipality whose waterfalls are your best letter of introduction. The one from EL SALTO, with 70 m of height, in times of rains it forms beautiful and deep pools of green-turquoise. There you can camp or stay at the small hotel Las Cabañas, which only gives service in holiday seasons. A few kilometers down from EL SALTO there is a lookout next to the road from where you can enjoy EL MECO, 35 m, which is not favorable to swim. And heading to Ciudad Valles is MINAS MINES, with a waterfall of 5m that forms turquoise pools.
This place does not have much infrastructure, but you can to camp.