Exploring Huasteca Potosina
Huasteca Potosina is an area known to be hard to get to and less developed than other parts of Mexico, however it's worth the effort. The small villages spread across the rainforest with an abundance of natural waterfalls makes for an area unspoiled by tourism. We found a local spot to land at in the small town of Tamasopo by amazing blue water holes where locals and travelers alike take advantage and camp out dispersed amoung grassy fields.
Puente de Dios was our first waterfall area to check out, navigating a short steep hike down stairs to a hidden valley of pristine crytal clear blue water cascading into a giant violent swim hole for the brave.
One of the visual highlights of the trip so far was Tamul Waterfall, the highest falls in San Luis Potosi at 344 feet tall. We read up ahead of time that it was possible to either hire a boat or hike there, and we chose the later partly because you can get a much closer look that way. Typical to many natural landmarks is the prevalence of hired local guides, sometimes not optional. A few Google searches revealed that the hike was short, not complicated, and we got some navigating tips to circumvent the normally chained access point. Loaded with these tips we set off on a drive not knowing exactly how we would there. The first hurdle was what was supposed to be the main turn to avoid the guide entrance. It looked like an overgrown grassy path up the hill through people's back yards. We got out and scoped the possibility of fitting through tight spaces and made the call that it should be ok. Making it to the main dirt road, we continued on slowly until we hit the gatekeeper. This was the private land where a sleepy gentleman took our very modest fee of 2o pesos per person and let us through. Many bumps and dips and muddy holes later, we arrived at the terminus of the road with what we assumed was a safe place to park to make our way to the trailhead.
The trailhead began at a campsite where the attendant was confused how we arrived without a guide, but reluctantly let us through for a modest fee of 50 pesos per person.
A normal easy to see path was followed until we came upon some beautiful pools that dropped off in the distance, and we knew we had some decending to do. To get a rewarding view of the falls from below, you have to take some challenging steep metal/wood stairs.
Cooling off in the pools after hiking back up and getting some breathtaking drone shots, we left dazzled and fullfilled that we experienced one of the best waterfalls in Mexico. We will leave you with some visual content below touching on the beauty of the area.