Driving a mere three-and-a-half hours east from the city of San Luis Potosí, we were transported to a radically different ecosystem. La Huasteca is a region that overlaps seven Mexican states, totaling more than 12,300 square miles. We spent four days exploring the portion of the region called La Huasteca Potosina, within the state of San Luis Potosí.
La Huasteca Potosina is a tropical paradise. It’s known for its waterfalls and turquoise-colored pools. The rich shades of plant life assault the senses, vines and bushes attempting to conquer the world with their wild growth.
It felt so good to be back on the road with our Jeep home on wheels. And even though it was the middle of November, it was warm enough to swim comfortably every day.
Yet, in the midst of this incredible setting, our plans fell apart. In this week’s video, we share our beautiful campground near Cascada de Micos (Micos Waterfall) and the maladventure we experienced while staying there. See for yourself:
People often quip about overlanding, “It’s about the journey, not about the destination.” That may be hip to say, and it’s definitely easy to say, but it’s much harder to actually live by. That’s what we found out in La Huasteca Potosina.
Coming Up Next
We ended up with five hours of raw video footage after our visit to La Huasteca, so we decided to break the journey into two videos. Next week, we continue south in our Jeep Gladiator. We discover our favorite paid campground EVER, after nearly eight years of full-time travel. We enjoy the sights and sounds of another Pueblo Mágico (Magic Town) and visit a surrealist sculpture garden buried in the jungle.
Thank you for being part of our drive around the world. It takes extensive time to produce videos and articles, but our family mission statement drives us: Love. Explore. Study. Share.
See you again next week!