Cascadas de Tamasopo
Cascadas de Tamasopo
4.5
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Irene H
Houston, TX1,155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
MEX 160 adult entrance + MEX 100 per vehicle parking. no coolers allowed. life jacket rentals MEX $15 per hour or MEX $60 for the day. restaurants. restrooms with showers. lockers available. recommend water shoes to walk around in. lifeguard supervised small cliff jumping.
Written April 19, 2024
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Queen J
California2,404 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
I visited the Huasteca in July because it's the only time I could. I knew it was the rainy season. I knew the caves of Puente de Dios would be closed. I didn't know that EVERY waterfall in the entire area would be closed to any activities other than taking a look and a few pictures. The only exception is here: Cascadas de Tamasopo. At least here I could wade close to the waterfall.
* If you are only interested in taking pictures, then Monday through Wednesday in July is the absolute BEST time to go to the waterfalls in the Huasteca. There were very few people here when I went. But if you're adventurous like me, better go January through early June.
Here are my thoughts on the Tamasopo Falls:

PROs:
- Close to Tamasopo. The Cascadas are located only 2 miles north of town, a 5 minute bus ride (8 pesos, or 50 cents), or a15 min. walk.
-20 peso entry
- beautiful park setting to enjoy a day
- There are several restaurants on site with good food and prices
- This was the only place with a waterfall near which I could swim in July
-Absolutely beautiful photo ops of the greenery, plants, mini cascades, and three large cascades (20m, or 66ft), which you may wade out to stand underneath (or try to).
- There are many shallow pools (3ft - 5ft deep) created by travertine ledges over which the water falls (about a 2ft drop), and you may walk out on these ledges, and swim/stand/float in the natural pools.
- During Jan - early June, you may "hike" a short path of steps up to the top of the falls, where you will find a lazy, green river and a rope swing on one bank.
* During the rainy season, these paths are closed, (although I found a way to sneakily climb up there). In July, the "lazy river" has a dangerously swift current underneath its smooth surface, so unless you are a very competent swimmer with experience swimming in swift currents, do not swim here (or even go here) in the rainy season.
- Campsites available. Many people camp near these falls and Puente de Dios. It's cheap. Camping in Mexico is often around 70 to 100 pesos per night ($5 to $7 per night). If you need to rent a tent, it costs 50 to 100 pesos more (per night).
*Be aware that Mexico camping is a little different than camping in the US in that there aren't assigned camp spots. You just plot your tent anywhere you wish and so tents are often literally right next to each other with maybe...a foot or two separating them. People often tromp right through the middle of your campsite. However, most people set up right near the entrance, so arriving an hour before dusk and investing a little time to stake out an area father away from the entrance, and equipped with a bbq pit, etc, is well worth it. You can often find grassier, quieter, and more secluded areas.

CONs:
- The paths and area at the top of the waterfalls is closed for swimming the months of July through December (rainy season) due to high water levels and strong currents.
-Red flags signify strong currents and undertows. The entire area was roped off in the morning, to prevent swimming/wading. But in the afternoon, the ropes were removed to allow swimming near/under the falls.
-The area becomes progressively more crowded after 11am, so it's best to arrive early to take pics, then enjoy the area and swim in the afternoon after they open the pool in front of the falls.
- Weekends are crowded in all popular tourist areas of Mexico. In the summer months and during Easter week, Mexicans travel to these spots in droves. Americans inundate these sites during spring (and Mexican beach sites during winter). To avoid both crowds, visit Monday through Wednesday.
- There were various travel advisories for this area (from the US government) ranging from "yellow alert/use caution" to "red alert/do not travel here" due to prior drug-related incidents and highway robberies on isolated roads. But I traveled the entire area as a single, white female (using public buses which travel on well-used highways with tolls) and I walked around every town during the day, and every town at night (except Rio Verde and Ciudad Valles) and had ZERO problems. I highly recommend travel in the area for you and your family.

Hope that helps! Enjoy the Huasteca!

Getting there from Tamasopo:
-Walk/drive take a bus from the Vencedor bus station near the town center. It's only 2 miles north on the highway from Tamasopo.

Getting to the town of Tampasopo:
1. Only a few buses a day run from from the city of San Luis Potosí eastward to Rio Verde (almost 272 pesos, 2 hrs). From there, you take a bus another hour to Tamasopo. I don't think there's a bus that travels directly from San Luis Potosí to Tamasopo.

2. Only ONE bus a day runs eastward from Rio Verde to Tamosopo, at 5:30pm. It takes 1.5 hrs.
*However, frequent 2nd class buses (every 2hrs) are available, but the downsides are:
- these buses make frequent stops along the way to let passengers on/off
-It takes 2 hrs.
-It drops you off at the edge of town at a tiny bus stop with an empty ticket window and a few seats to wait for a ride or an outgoing bus. They do let you stow your bags below the bus (which most 2nd class buses don't do), and it stops long enough for someone to retrieve them for you. You have to take a truck (15 pesos - $1 US) or taxi (probably close to 50 pesos) into town (15 min). Catch one across the street.

3. A bus eastward from Tamasopo to Ciudad Valles are frequent on Vencedor. I'm fairly certain these buses are just as frequent travelling westward FROM Cd Valles TO Tamasopo. Buses leave every 2 hrs. Last one is @ 8pm. It takes 2 hrs, but 2.5 hrs when raining because it's slow travel on many dirt, winding roads. (This was the only route that was windy between San Luis and Xilitla. The rest were fairly straight roads.) 72 pesos one way.

One last note: the bus schedules are not kept up to date on-line in Mexico, especially in more remote areas like the Huasteca. I went praying there would be buses to all the locations, and there were. They weren't always frequent, but there was always at least one bus. If you don't want to rent a car, you don't need to.

Well, I hope that helps. Happy travels!
Written September 3, 2015
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Squarechameleon
Aguascalientes, Mexico33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Friends
Incredible. Beautiful. Gorgeous.

We first visited in November for a few hours. We went swimming at that time. Water was cool but not cold. It’s a natural setting, so the ground is uneven. Make sure you have water shoes with you. Cost was 40 pesos per person an 30 pesos more to park the car. Closes at 6:30 pm.
Written February 14, 2018
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panchofarias
Laredo Texas35 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
After reading 20 times about this attraction nowhere does it say you can’t bring your own life preserver. The young lady at the entrance was rude and obnoxious! She tried to force us to rent life preservers which were inferior compared to the ones we brought. The waterfalls were nice and the place is very touristy with all sorts of concessions available in food and drink. Do not come on Easter weekend or any other holiday as they will pack the place up.
Written April 25, 2022
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MariaVancouver2014
Vancouver, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
We stayed at Ciudad Valles and took a taxi to get there (not sure how much it would coast exactly as we were stopping at few attractions before this Cascadas). Beautiful! Must see if you are in the area! There are few restaurants over there.
Written February 10, 2015
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Arli33
Los Angeles, CA57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
I've had the opportunity to travel to several spots within the "huasteca potosina" and this place remains one of my favorites! The facilities are very clean. There's a lot to explore within the area, including climbing to the top of the waterfalls, small caves enroute to the top of the waterfall. You'll also find tranquil pools both above and below the falls as well as several ropes to swing from. The water is clean and clear; absolutely pleasant. Within the vicinity of these waterfalls you'll also find "El trampolin", about a mile further on the same road... no cover charge here (el trampoline); entrance fees to the tamasopo falls are about 40 pesos per person and 30 pesos for parking.
Written April 26, 2017
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BARGAINHUNTER_11
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
This is a very popular place and its very crowded. Get your lunch early in one of the two restaurants or take your barbecue kit. The place is really beautiful, with three medium falls and many small falls with the river there are many areas to set. You pay $40 pesos for parking lot and then $15 each person. You can rent a life saver for $20 pesos and with that enjoy some of the more deep waters where you can hang from a . Walk up the fall, its beautiful upstairs. There is a camping area in the low and high parts of the park.
Written May 26, 2015
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Marilyn T
Manassas, VA128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Family
Another one of those fantastic reviews this entire place of El Naranjo, San Luis Potosi is amazing. It has so many places to go and see. Not to mention those real fresh homemade right from the tree orange juice. Can not be more authentic then that. Simply beautiful all that lush vegetation they have simply gorgeous.
Written October 22, 2014
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AnaKay_travelgirl
Dubai, United Arab Emirates47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Great place to visit, be prepared to walk 20 mins then you have to row for 40 - 50 mins through clean and turquoise waters.

The river has amazing views, you can swim in some places and on the way back you can stop to see a cave and a natural water whole, you will also find snacks and drinks stalls.

Written August 27, 2018
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R P
San Jose, CA419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
We had a blast here.
Safe parking,
Decent bathrooms (for Mexico)
Resturant(s) good food.
Lots of fun.
Swiming, jumping of ledges, zip line into the water. Hanging out under the waterfalls. Good times.
We went in July nice hot muggy day - perfect for swimming.
Water isn't too cold - just right
Easily spend a couple of hours here.

Can recommend!
Written July 21, 2018
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