There are many popular vacation spots to visit in Mexico. Every year millions of tourists travel to the beaches of Cancún, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas. What if I told you, Mexico has a lot more to offer than that.

In this post I will show you 3 of the most enchanting hidden places in Mexico, all of which are located in Huasteca Potosina. I doubt you have heard of all of them. But if you have, I’m certain they are on your bucket-list.

  1. Las Pozas
  2. Tamul Waterfall
  3. Cave of Swallows

Allow me to introduce, Huasteca Potosina.

“La Huasteca” as it is known in Mexico, is a geographical and cultural area located along the Gulf of Mexico, starting at the State of Monterrey and ending in Veracruz. It is the region in which the indigenous Huastec people lived when their ancient civilization was at its peak.

To this day the Huastec people still celebrate their cultural traditions passed down from their ancestors. This includes their unique style of song and dance, along with religious festivals such as Xantolo aka “Day of the Dead”.

Below I have listed my 3 favorite destinations in Huasteca Potosina, they may not be as popular as your typical Mexican beach town, but trust me, they are wonderful.

The Surrealist Garden of Edward James 

Also known as “Las Pozas”. It’s creator Edward James was born in 1907. James was a British poet known for his patronage of the surrealist art movement. Las Pozas garden includes more than 80 acres of natural waterfalls and lush jungle interlaced with towering Surrealist concrete sculptures. The goal was to create the Garden of Eden and James spent more than $5 million on its construction. To fund his creation, he sold his Surrealist art collection at an auction.

    Surrealist Garden of Edward James, 283 miles north of Mexico City

Tamul Waterfall

This waterfall is the highest in the State of San Luis Potosi towering 344 ft above the Tampaón River. The Gallinas river plunges into the Santa Maria river forming the Tampaón river. As you paddle up, seeing the intense colors and hearing the noise this water creates is truly a remarkable experience.


Tamul Waterfall, 426 Miles North of Mexico City

Cave of Swallows

This giant open air vertical cave has an elliptical mouth 160′ x 203′ wide, and is undercut around all of its perimeter, widening to a room approximately 994′ x 442′. This is the second deepest pit in Mexico and perhaps the 11th deepest in the world. Wow!

Surely Mexico is a country full of culture, awesome spots, and kind people. Hopefully this article has educated you on 3 places that were off of your radar. Go ahead and add Las Pozas, Tamul Falls, and Cave of Swallows to your bucket-list. When you are ready to check them off that list, take the Huasteca Potosina Tour that LocalAdventures offers, it is a six-day all inclusive trip of a lifetime. All you need to do is book a flight into Mexico City and then LocalAdventures takes it from there… great expert guides, great local cuisine, and great accommodations. Trust me it is an adventure that you will never forget.

Let me know in the comments if this information was useful for you, and read our guide if you want to learn more about Huasteca Potosina.


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