The Huasteca Potosina

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Mexico is a rich country in colors, traditions, cuisine and of course beautiful landscapes. Our country has different types of natural beauties scattered in all the territory but Huasteca Potosina is an exceptional place. Huasteca is a multicultural region that comprises the north of Veracruz, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Puebla, south of Tamaulipas and of course San Luis Potosí.

It’s called “Huasteca” due to the indigenous groups that had lived in this part of the country especially from the ancient kingdom of Huastecapan. This region is an idyllic place for ecotourism activities such as trekking, hiking, swimming, rafting and simply exploring this beautiful Mexican paradise.

There are some spots that are a must-see in Huasteca like the Sótano de las golondrinas(The cave of swallows) which is the largest cave shaft in the world. This magnificent cave is home to thousands of birds that fly in circles around the entrance. According to Atlas Obscura it is deep enough to fit the Eiffel Tower and this fact has attracted the extreme sports fans to BASE jump from this spot.

The Cascada de Tamúl (Tamúl Waterfall) is a gorgeous waterfall considered one of the most beautiful in Mexico. It has a 105 meter fall and you can get to it on a wooden canoe known as panga. You can contemplate the majestic canyon plowing through the Tampaón river until reaching the waterfall.

Another very popular spot is the surrealist sculpture park Las Pozas or The Pools in Xilitla. The British writer Edward James was an eccentric surrealist artist and designed this park inspired by the Mexican landscape in the 1940’s. Now we can visit this place and take a perfect Instagram picture while enjoying the view.

Vocabulary:

  • Scatter: Go in all directions, disperse.
  • Comprise: To form part of something, especially a larger group.
  • Idyllic: Extremely pleasant, beautiful or peaceful.
  • Swallow:  A small bird with a tail with two points.

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  • Which Mexican natural landscape is your favorite? Why?

 

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