Attractions

Top Choice Waterfall in La Huasteca Potosina

Cascada de Tamul

Tamul is the Huasteca Potosina’s most spectacular waterfall. Water plunges 105m into the pristine Río Santa Maria (which becomes the Tampaón). Its setting, in a canyon surrounded on all sides with thick forest, is q…
Top Choice Architecture in Xilitla

Las Pozas

Whimsical would be an understatement for this remarkable jungle creation, where stairs that lead nowhere, bizarre concrete platforms, thousands of butterflies and the sound of rushing water combine to create a surre…
Top Choice Museum in San Luis Potosí

Museo Federico Silva

This excellent museum devoted to the work of Mexican artist Federico Silva (b 1923) should not be missed. The 17th-century building was once a hospital and later a school, but has been exquisitely transformed into a…
Top Choice Waterfall in La Huasteca Potosina

Cascadas de Minas Viejas

The stunning cascades of Minas Viejas are well worth the 78km trip northwest from Ciudad Valles, if only to see the gorgeous turquoise waters here. The site comprises a principal waterfall with a drop of 55m plus a …
Church in Real de Catorce

Templo de la Purísima Concepción

This charming church is an impressive neoclassical building where thousands of Mexican pilgrims descend annually in a pilgrimage to the supposedly miraculous image of St Francis of Assisi, displayed at the front of …
Cave in La Huasteca Potosina

Sótano de las Golondrinas

The extraordinary limestone sinkhole, known as Swallows’ Cave, is located near Aquismón. One of the world’s deepest pits at over 500m (over 370m freefall), it’s known for the thousands of vencejos (white-collared sw…
Hot Springs in La Huasteca Potosina

Laguna de la Media Luna

This extraordinary prehistoric lagoon is fed by six thermal springs with temperatures ranging between an appealing 27°C and 30°C (80.6°F and 86°F). Its crystal-clear waters mean snorkelers and divers can view beds o…
Museum in San Luis Potosí

Museo Regional Potosino

This fetching museum was originally part of a Franciscan monastery founded in 1590. The ground floor – part of which is housed in the small Capilla de San Antonio de Padua – has exhibits (predominantly pottery) of p…
Waterfall in La Huasteca Potosina

Los Micos

One of the most visited of Huasteca Potosina's falls it may be, but there's a reason for that: here seven waterfalls of different heights cascade down a river bed, which makes for an incredible sight. You can do a q…
Museum in Real de Catorce

Centro Cultural de Real de Catorce

Opposite the Templo de la Purísima Concepción's facade, the Centro Cultural de Real de Catorce, the old mint, made coins for 14 months (1,489,405 pesos to be exact) in the mid-1860s. This classic monument has been e…