Mexico’s spectacular waterfalls will give you one more reason to want to travel the country and get lost in nature on your next adventure. Among its fabulous natural jewels are some impressive waterfalls, some very high and others smaller, but that create landscapes that leave you speechless and wanting to never return to reality. The list is long and stretches from the north to the south of the country, but there are a few that you should start with if you want to see something that surprises you.
These waterfalls are called Agua Azul because of the beautiful turquoise tone shown by the water. This color is due to the mineral salts (carbonates) that are dissolved in the water. Likewise, when the current passes over the rocks of the channel, it starts more mineral particles that contribute to the beautiful blue coloration.
The Chiflon is a chain of waterfalls formed by the bed of the San Vicente River, which precipitates in several falls; the largest is 230 feet high. The natural pools that are created are of intense turquoise blue waters. Together with these waterfalls, the area has vast vegetation that forms an arboreal curtain and landscapes that stand out for their reedbeds and palm trees, in addition to the existence of a hill where it is presumed that there are archaeological vestiges not yet explored.
Huasteca Potosina – San Luis Potosi
In the Huasteca Potosina, the waterfall of Tamul stands out for three things: its incomparable beauty; its height of 344 feet, which makes it the highest waterfall in the state of San Luis Potosí, and it’s the point of union of three Mexican rivers. The most exciting way to admire Tamul is to board a boat in the community of Tanchachín and make the one-hour trip to El Salto. The tour is also very interesting for the biodiversity that you can observe and the sounds of the jungle that will keep you captivated. You must take your camera and be prepared to capture some rare species that may appear before your eyes.
The Tamasopo waterfall is an adventure of its own. It’s practically virgin territory, where the only things you see in the surroundings are leafy trees and dense vegetation, water currents, and specimens of the varied mountain fauna. Once at the final destination, the prize for the senses is a beautiful waterfall that reaches 328 feet at its highest point. It is the second-largest waterfall in San Luis Potosí, only surpassed by the 344 feet of the famous Tamul waterfall. The waterfall announces its presence from several feet away with the unmistakable sound of water falling. Still, it remains hidden, as if creating expectation before revealing itself in all its majesty.
In the central-western area of San Luis Potosí in the municipality of El Naranjo, whose river of the same name forms several waterfalls, among which is El Salto. The waterfall of El Salto is 230 feet high and was shown in all its natural splendor before the hydroelectric plant was built, which consumes a good part of its flow since the late twentieth century.
Copper Canyon – Chihuahua
Due to its proximity to Creel in the Copper Canyon, you can visit the waterfalls of Cusarare and Rukiraso on a full-day trip. The Cusarare waterfall is a permanent fall of 98 feet, located half an hour from the Creel Station. This destination is worth the visit for the majestic landscape of pine trees that encircles it.
Quimixto – Jalisco
The main attraction of Quimixto is the waterfall that is approximately one mile from the beach, and the only way to reach it is by walking inland or by horseback, literally crossing some parts of the La Puerta river. The approximate walking time to the waterfall is 30 minutes. Depending on the time of year you visit Quimixto, you may find a waterfall with a furious flow of water or one that literally drips, so we recommend you ask this before scheduling your visit in the places you want to visit on your vacation in Puerto Vallarta.
Yelapa – Jalisco
Imagine a beach of golden sand and a deep blue sea. In the background, a village of rustic palapas and a lush mountainous landscape. Like a jewel in the crown, a waterfall flows wildly between the green hills. Yelapa is one of those impossible paradises described in travelers’ novels.
Hierve el Agua – Oaxaca
Hierve el Agua or Water Boiling is a natural spa consisting of petrified waterfalls of white color, about 660 feet high. Its origin comes from the descent of the carbonated water from the springs at the top of the ravine, which forms pools of warm turquoise water that are unparalleled scenarios and a unique experience for swimming. The strength and constant water flow give the impression that it emerges at high temperatures, which provides the place with its name.
In these magical waterfalls, you can spend some time of tranquility, admiring the unparalleled beauty and landscape, or get an adrenaline rush by practicing some risky sport. Visit any of these picturesque destinations and absorb the energy of these miracles from nature.
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