A must visit place in Mexico. Had the opportunity to visit and it was amazing. Although it was cold in the morning, the temperature went up as the day went by. Beautiful river and there's a few places to eat within the area, all of...More
No. This is not the ideal time to visit. June through December is the rainy season and most of the river and waterfall areas will be closed to tourism due to high water levels and strong currents.The best time to visit is... More
No. This is not the ideal time to visit. June through December is the rainy season and most of the river and waterfall areas will be closed to tourism due to high water levels and strong currents.The best time to visit is late February through May. I went in July and was very disappointed that I could only see 2 of the 5 waterfalls I had planned to see. In addition, it is nesting season for the golondrinas (swallows) in the sótano (open sinkhole cave) in Aquismón; thus, visitors are not allowed to rappel or walk down the spiral staircase inside the cave to the floor. There is still much to see if your plans cannot be changed, but expect frequent afternoon rains and the best attractions to be closed. If you only have a few days, I recommend Xilitla. You can get a taste of everything the Huasteca has to offer in that area - the Edward James Gardens with the natural pools (pozos), there is a waterfall onsite and you can arrange to rappel it on the weekend. There is also a little zipline course on site. The town of Xilitla is charming and there are many small caves near the town, including Parrot Cave. Ask the locals. Also, about a 30-45 min drive away is El Nacimiento river, a cobalt blue river for swimming. Xilitla is most easily accessed from Mexico City by major highway and is about a 7 hr drive. There are a few buses (Ado or Omnibus) that run from Mexico City to Xilitla daily. I traveled through the state of San Luis Potosí by bus by myself (single white female) in the summer of 2015 and it was safe. However, I study up before traveling and speak Spanish. The last time I visited the city of SLP in November of 2016, there had been a few cartel - related violent crime incidents in the papers, but nothing that I saw when there. I always check the ebb and flow of the cartel activity through the states by keeping an eye on the government travel advisories, news reports, and Mexican articles. I don't travel in restricted (red) areas, but have never had an issue in yellow or green areas. Just take the same precautions as you would in any city /unfamiliar place.