Cascada Minas Viejas
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Lovegin214
Irvine, California41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I were on an anniversary tour of San Luis Potosi escapes and had to visit this place. We rented a car and drove from main airport to many places. We were staying at "Huasteca Secreta" so just about a 30 minute drive. Got there about 3pm. It was gorgeous! We were here about 2 hours, no guide just walked up to view point then down to waterfall. We didnt have bathing suits but if we did its calm enough to swim, bring food and picnic. Bring a camera! Its well worth the drive. I loved it and will definitely come back.
Written March 10, 2015
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BARGAINHUNTER_11
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
This fall is a little more than 2 hours from Ciudad Valles. If you get there early (10-11am) it is an incredible place to take pictures. The water is insanely blue and cold!!!! The entrance is $20 pesos per person, $40 if you are going to camp (which really is a good option). Take with you some beers, sodas, snack. There are a couple of vendors, but the options are very limited. After the big fall there are many natural pools and falls where you can jump. Just need to rent a $20 pesos for 2 hours lifesaver. Enjoy the landscape to get to this place, a lot of sugar cane fields, and the sugar mill, all the culture of sugar zafra.
Written May 27, 2015
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viajerothai
Oaxaca, Mexico93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Solo
Minas Viejas is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in la Huasteca and it is clean and swimable. If you're not a strong swimmer, there are life jackets to hire. Allow a few hours there to fully enjoy it. To get there from el Naranjo, you can take a collectivo to the junction where the road goes up through sugar cane fields to the waterfall. It is about 5km. I don't recommend walking. The heat is unbearable in La Huasteca. On the weekend, you can wait for a ride there. Otherwise take a taxi from el Naranjo for 120 pesos. Take plenty of water and snacks and enjoy! To get a ride back to town is easy. Just ask for a lift from someone who is leaving the waterfall.
Written August 3, 2013
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JRJorgeRodriguez
Nyon, Switzerland37 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
Minas Viejas (Old Mines) is a remote place located in the middle of sugar cane plantations. To get to Minas Viejas you must drive 90 minutes, of which 45 at least are in unpaved roads. To complicate things further, the narrow road is shared with the trucks that transport the sugar cane into the processing plant, and these trucks, when loaded, weight 20 tons, are very old and hardly go beyond 20 miles an hour. So getting there is a hassle.

There is a 60 meter waterfall in Minas Viejas, which is ok to look at, but can not swim next to it, but only in the pools it forms along rocky formations. So the swimming is not optimal, as because it has some infrastructure, people camp (costs 50 pesos to spend the night) and cook in the banks of the the pools.

The main attraction is not the waterfall, but on its side there is a 170 feet (50+ meters) wall that you can rappel. This is what is interesting if you have never rappelled before. If you have done it, it is not worth all the driving for the 2/3 minutes of beautiful scenery going down the line.

If you have never attempted rappelling before, then go with one of the tour operators and try it. It is 99.50% safe and those first two or three steps into the abyss give you a unique rush.

First timers take about 4-6 minutes to come down, and as a reward there is a pool of clear fresh water after you dispose of your equipment (a helmet, gloves are a must).

But going back to Valles it takes another 90 minutes, so the tradeoff is not necessarily a good one, unless you are going to rappel once in your life, take it off the bucket list and beat the frightening sensation of being held "only" by a rope.
Written January 1, 2016
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Lucas_Z1986
Green Bay, WI72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Friends
The locals did an amazing job of giving access to the falls, but at the same time not destroying the natural beauty of the area. I can think of a much better place to spend a warm day. The water was nice, the falls are impressive, and you can even rent life jackets if you're not a strong swimmer. I swam to the rock between the falls and just relaxed.

There are bathrooms on site and the current cost was 20 pesos to get in. This is a must see!
Written February 8, 2015
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Ramon A
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The whole Huasteca Potosina is the cleanest nature wonder in all of Mexico. Highly recommended. Please also help keep it that way
Written January 29, 2020
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Clairounett35
Tucson, AZ17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
The falls of Minas Viejas are beautiful. You can spend an hour an a half or a full day if you bring food and want to send time with family.
I spent only an hour or two, swimming in the blue water of the falls.
Bring a waterproof camera, you will have lots of fun taking pictures there !
Written May 4, 2017
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AllyTasmania
Hobart, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016
Beautiful place to come and spend the day, a place not to be missed!! I found the Cascada Minas Viejas a wonderful place with such beauty..Also great scenery on the way from Ciudad Valles.
Written November 16, 2016
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alxruza
Longueuil, Canada278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015
If you're an adventurous person, excited for camping, swimming and spending time in the nature, this is an ideal place to visit, it's not as crowded as some other waterfalls in the region. This place is really close to El Naranjo and it's a must
Written December 23, 2015
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MariaVancouver2014
Vancouver, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
We stayed at Ciudad Valles and took a bus to the waterfall. It was around 50 pesos per person. The bus stops at the main road and there is 3.5 km walk to the falls. You will need to pay an entree fee (sorry do not remember how much) but it definitely worst it. It is a small paradise! We came around 11-12 o'clock and there were only few people on the site. We did not see any food facilities, so take a snack if you want to eat. There were group of people who were climbing on the wall not far from waterfall. I believe they have a climbing tour over there.
Written February 10, 2015
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