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Las Pozas: a Jungly Wonderland in Xilitla, Mexico

Concrete "flowers" with more flowers growing out of the top!

Ever since we arrived in Mexico, I’ve heard rumblings about Las Pozas. General commentary included things like “crazy place in the jungle”, “this English guy Edward James’s surrealistic garden”, “wild concrete structures”, and perhaps the most intimidating, “8 hours away on windy mountain roads”.

Lots of gothic-y influences in the creations at Las Pozas

With most weekends booked up between MBA class & visitors, it took until February 2010 to find the perfect combination of 1) an open 3-day weekend, and 2) another friend dying to make the trip, to help pressure/offset my husband’s lack of interest. Emily & I set our expectations low (as any good traveler in Mexico has learned to do– then you can only be pleasantly surprised). John’s expectations were already entrenched in this category. :P

Emily & I at the base of one of the waterfalls

I began researching up a storm, finding loads of information snippets about Las Pozas, Xilitla (the adjacent town of  ~10,000 people), the Huasteca region, etc. The one thing I could not find, however, was any good-ol biased commentary saying “YES it is totally worth the 7-8 hour death march from Mexico City!!” or “NOoooo you fool! Turn back now!!”

So to cut to the chase, my opinion is: YES! Las Pozas + the beautiful scenery en route is worth the ~7 hour drive north of Mexico City. Let me explain why, as well as add a few caveats for potential visitors. Another post to follow with details on the drive to & from!

Waterfalls and concrete combine with amazing natural rock formations to make the multiple pools after which the site is named

Who built Las Pozas & what is it?

Edward James was born into riches in Edwardian England in 1907, but eschewed uptight British life to travel the world & collect surrealist art. The term “eccentric” might be an understatement to describe this man, who was also a poet. He ended up in Xilitla, Mexico through his quest to get as far away from the UK as possible, finding it the perfect spot for his castle in the jungle & for his beloved orchids . (Or see alternative story about his first visit to Xilitla & butterflies landing all over his naked body in a sign from the heavens here.)

Here I am with the man of the hour, Edward James, accompanied by a tropical bird.

One of James' many flower replicas-- if flowers dying makes you sad, just build your own permanent ones!

My understanding is that a freak freeze/snowfall killed off all of his orchids in 1962 (as well as much of the coffee bean crop that the locals harvested annually). After that incident, James decided to create “permanent” orchids & a garden that would never die. (just makes sense, right?)  He basically employed the entire populace of Xilitla until 1984 (when he died) building amazing concrete structures scattered around the jungle just outside of town. Rumor has it he spent around $5M on the project at the time, selling off most of his art collection to finance the efforts.

In total, he & his trusty lead carpenter (Jose Aguilas) built 36 structures, formed by crafting long, thin pieces of wood into molds for the concrete. You can see the old molds at the “museum” (aka restaurant located in El Castillo); they are amazing pieces in and of themselves. James also shaped the river that passes through his property into 9 pools (after which Las Pozas is named). Entrance to Las Pozas is free for local residents, and one of the guides said the pools are abuzz with local residents during the summer.

Just a few of the handmade, wooden molds used to shape the concrete structures.

In the museum & talking to people in Xilitla, it was hard to get a feel for "What did everyone think of this guy-- bat-shit crazy, amazingly generous and giving, or a pompous englishman?" You don't really see any direct negative commentary, though I did find this photo & caption to be an interesting vignette of the boss/worker relationship... "Don Jose tells that when a log rolled & hit James, he was asked to construct this seat in which the englishman was then transported..."

Where is Las Pozas?

Las Pozas is located in Xilitla, a small town of ~10,000 in the gorgeous Huasteca region of southern San Luis Potosi state. As alluded to above, it is a solid 7-8 hour drive from Mexico City. Tampico is the closest airport (in Veracruz state), but that’s still a 3-4 hour drive.
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Our Visit to Xilitla and Las Pozas:

Xilitla map (click to enlarge)

We arrived into Xilitla around 5:30PM on a Saturday in February, after taking our time stopping at a few spots en route in the Sierra Gorda region of Queretaro. The town doesn’t have a lot to keep one busy, so I wouldn’t allot an excess of time for exploring Xilitla itself.  That said, you can tell a few enterprising folk are trying to cater towards the tourist crowd with a few cute restaurants/bars/lodging options that veer from standard small-town Mexico.

Las Pozas:

Here's a pic of my Las Pozas map-- but please support them by buying one there!

Las Pozas is located downhill outside of town. While you could certainly walk there, I think it would take a solid 45 minutes down a rocky dirt road, so I might suggest driving/bus/taxi depending on how much energy you want to save for the running about the site. (There’s plenty of car parking near the entrance.) The site opens around 9AM, and I would suggest arriving early to beat any other tourists/rain/fog. You can buy a map at the Refresqueria/gift shop just inside the entrance for ~$15 pesos. The map is good for identifying the names of the structures, but really unnecessary for actually getting around– once inside, you’ll find yourself trying to cover every path that you see regardless of where it goes! Also– don’t be tricked into using the sketchy bathroom at this spot. There are much nicer bathrooms farther inside Las Pozas or just past the main restaurant on the other side of the road.

We wandered along the river first, marveling at all the stairs & formations and trying to imagine what things looked like in their prime, ala 1984. If I was less of a wuss, swimming in these cold-water pools would have been fantastic. :) It was fascinating to see how James’ additions blended in with the natural rock formations– amazing, giant slabs of rock that bordered the river, slanting downwards at a 45-degree angle. Then we backtracked along the path & began the exploration of the concrete jungle, starting with the most iconic Columna Gigante.

John & I perch along the edge of the formations along the river

John is the first to test the structural integrity of these floating stairs... (success!!)

While I am sure there are stories that accompany each of the structures in Las Pozas, the photos say it better than I can– though they are a weak substitute for actually being there, let me assure you!!  A few more highlights below, and  I will get more added to the Photo Gallery shortly so as to not make this post *too* crazy-long.

We offered a prayer to Virgin of Guadalupe in hopes of me not falling & ripping holes in my pants, as I am wont to do.

Here we are on the middle level of the Columna Gigante

Emily tried to figure out how to pilot this concerningly-heavy plane

Loved the concrete snakes with the exposed rebar doubling as a spiky tongue

Here I am in one of my favorite structures, the Palacio del Bambu (I think).

Meanwhile, Emily did some yoga in this hub of zen.

Can you see the stairs zig-zagging up this hillside? We took these on our way up to the treehouse lookout point.

In total, we spent about 3 hours running around Las Pozas and then another hour or so for lunch. I recommend wearing athletic clothing, as the air is plenty humid & you’ll find yourself doing lots of scrambling around– not an ideal combo for a tight pair of jeans + heels. ;) I will admit to dripping with sweat as we trotted up to the treehouse look-out point atop one of the hills. (I’ve gotten soft here in the uber-dry climate of Mexico City!)

We came across this maze on the way out of Las Pozas, which we ran through like morons until discovering that it was actually pretty hard. I was super excited until I literally ran into a big puddle of standing water in one of the dead-ends.

For those interested in more of the details of Edwards James and how Las Pozas came to be, there are a number of excellent resources online. A few include…

Lodging in Xilitla:

John heads up the stairs between levels at Hostal del Cafe in Xilitla

The “de-facto” place to stay in Xilitla is El Castillo (built by James’s architect, Plutarco Gastelum), but it was already full our first nite in town, so we had a reservation at Hotel Hostal del Cafe instead. Hostal del Cafe is located on the highway (I use that term loosely) that runs through town, and consists of several levels built into the hillside. The rooms are all quite different, each nestled in dense, jungley vegetation. We got a bit frustrated during our check-in process while trying to explain that no, Emily would not be staying in the room that didn’t lock. Interactions improved when we met the owner Alejandro & his wife later that evening, who were very helpful and friendly. Our rooms were $500 pesos each, plus an additional $70 pesos if you want breakfast. It was pretty chilly there at nite, which was perfect for me– ensconced in a comfy bed with loads of blankets. It was also very quiet for being so close to the main highway.

Our tasty breakfast at Hostal del Cafe, accompanied by several hummingbirds dining just above John's head.

The breakfast was quite nice with fresh orange or passion fruit juice, good coffee, and part of a zacahuil, “a huge tamal made with corn dough, filled with pork or chicken, soaked in a red chile sauce, wrapped in banana leaves, and baked in a wood-fired oven.” (BTW, check out this sweet zacahuil-making video here!) We were also accompanied by several hummingbirds in the morning while we dined. :) Overall, Hostal del Cafe was a solid budget lodging option in Xilitla– not super-glamorous but no major complaints.

The iconic footprints at the entrance to El Castillo

For our second nite, we moved to El Castillo (old website here). Rates range from $60USD to $130USD on their website. We stayed in the Vista and Don Eduardo rooms for $1100 pesos each; I think Don Eduardo is the way to go because of the gorgeous mountain views out your window. (FYI, there is a bit more road noise due to El Castillo’s in-town location, but if you are a light sleeper traveling in Mexico, you should have ear plugs with you anyway!) We enjoyed wandering around the El Castillo property (which had a lovely pool) & the rooms were cutely decorated. They did have in-room heaters for which you could pay an extra fee to fill them w/propane. Breakfast cost an additional $100 pesos, if I recall correctly; you could certainly get a cheaper equivalent elsewhere, but the food was decent. Overall, I would say it’s worth staying there for at least one night for the full “all-things-Edward-James” experience & scenic views, but I wouldn’t say that it is necessarily 2x as nice as other options in Xilitla that are 1/2 the price.

A shot inside our room at El Castillo, with the cool windows looking out towards the mountains

Specifically, a thumb mountain! Apparently Mount Thumb (as I like to call it) is a fan-favorite landmark in Xilitla

One other spot that looked decent (but we didn’t stay at) was Puerta del Cielo, Hotel & Suites. You won’t miss the massive, bright pink-n-yellow structure just off the main road through town. Prices range from $660 pesos to $1350 for the master suite & they also have a pool.

Last but not least, we spotted these cabins that are located just a few meters outside the entrance of Las Pozas. They are very small (i.e. no more than 2 people, I'd say), but have a bathroom/shower & a loft bed (with a very thin "mattress", more like a sleeping pad, to warn you). But they were very cute & conveniently located. No website that we saw, but you can call 045.489.100.3152 or 045.489.104.3224 to ask about pricing/availability

Food/Drink:

For visitors to Mexico who haven’t OD’d on traditional Mexican food, the world is your oyster. For Mexican residents looking for something slightly different, we sussed out four options.

1) The restaurant at El Castillo: the menu skews Italian with several pasta options & amazing garlic bread that accompanies your meal. We enjoyed the food, and it’s located in the museum, so you can check out some of the wooden molds used in the creation of Las Pozas for free!

2) Restaurante Ambar, on Hidalgo: cute spot with a nice covered terrazza that also offers lovely mountain views. Good spot for a snack, as they offer things like meat and cheese platters. We’d been given a recommendation for their pizzas, which were good enough but improved when washed down by bargain-priced red wine.

Having a snack on the terrace at Restaurante Ambar

3) Casa Vieja cafe, corner of Hidalgo & Ocampo: we only had drinks here, but the atmosphere is great & offers good people-watching since it’s right off the main square. Food menu looked promising though, AND the bar had stools made of horse saddles, so it is a must-visit.

Cute decor inside the Casa Vieja Cafe

4) Los Peristilos de James, restaurant at Las Pozas: we assumed that the restaurant located AT the tourist site would be crap. However, the food was actually surprisingly good & I regretted not being more adventurous in my ordering. They had a number of fancy-sounding entrees, but I went with a hamburger. The burger was actually homemade and tasted fantastic, as did the two different kinds of tacos that John & Emily ordered. This place is also a brilliant stop for a michelada after trotting around the grounds for 3 hours. Sidenote: The sign near the restaurant also says “Scottish Pub”, which I was all excited about. We were unable to determine the location of said Scottish Pub, so don’t get your hopes up. Mexican beers only, people!!

A view of the Las Pozas restaurant from overhead!

Caveats regarding your potential trip to Las Pozas:

  • If you get carsick easily, I would not recommend making this drive (or at least not without heavy medication). The two different routes we took (via Queretaro State going & via Hidalgo returning) both had a solid 3-4 hour portion of twisty mountain roads. I was actually surprised by how well the roads were maintained, especially in Queretaro (no potholes & even protective guardrails in place!). But that doesn’t change the twisty-turnsy nature of the road that snakes along the mountainsides. Perhaps coming from the north (i.e. from Ciudad Valles) would be less tummy-angering, but I can’t say.  Luckily the three of us had no issues, but if you have *any* remote tendency towards motion sickness, stock up on the dramamine.

Let's just say, this might not be a good drive to make if you are hungover. (Luckily, we were not!)

  • Weather can strongly impact this trip, in 2 ways.
    • At Las Pozas: I recommend allowing a “backup day” to visit Las Pozas in case it is raining heavily on the day you planned. We had a beautiful, sunny morning to explore the site, but the next day it was chilly & pouring rain (and this was in the “dry” season!). You could certainly still explore Las Pozas in the rain, but I think it wouldn’t be as fun & it would probably limit some of the hiking-up-the-trails that you could do.
    • The drive through the mountains: We found the scenery in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve in Queretaro State to be absolutely beautiful. Fog/mist put a slight damper on some of our views, but overall our trip to Xilitla was dry & gorgeous. On the way back through Hidalgo on Hwy 85, however, we could just vaguely tell how amazing the scenery was that we could NOT see due to heavy fog & rain. We spent between 3-4 hours driving through varying degrees of fog & rain on twisty mountain roads. Not only did we miss the views, but driving 40mph on curves in fog for a few hours sucks. Obviously this is out of your control, but I would at least attempt to check weather forecasts for whichever route you’re planning to take back.
  • If you’re injured, not very sure-footed, or otherwise frail/delicate, you can still see a fair portion of Las Pozas from the flat, stone walkways that wind through the bulk of the site. However, you will miss out on a large part of the fun, i.e. climbing around like a billy goat on the multi-level sculptures & hiking up the hillside to the treehouse lookout. Those with bad knees may want to bring a hiking stick if you want to venture off the standard paths, as we found the trails to be leaf-covered & muddy, resulting in some slick spots if you’re not careful. (Though the hiking stick would just be an annoyance when climbing around the sculptures.) Regardless, I would recommend wearing good, traction-y tennis shoes or even hiking boots if you plant to climb up the trails in the hillside; athletic sandals would probably suffice for the remainder, esp if you want to wade into the river.
  • If you take Hwy 85 south through Hidalgo going from or coming to Xilitla, be sure to take advantage of any Pemex’s/bathrooms you see en route. We filled up at the Pemex located right outside Xilitla where Hwy 120 hits Hwy 85, and I recall it being the last we saw for many moons. To that end, you may also wish to moderate your coffee/OJ intake at breakfast. At the risk of sharing too much information, I will admit that this drive was the first time I was forced to pee on the side of the a Mexican highway. Let’s just say, I wasn’t cursing the fog then.

Emily & I return from our visit to the "facilities" in Hidalgo State, which left something to be desired.

Despite those caveats, I am really glad we made the trip to Las Pozas and would certainly recommend it (and possibly even do it again, given a longer timeframe to be able explore more en route & around the Huasteca region of San Luis Potosi). More details to come on the scenic drive there and back! Has anyone else out there made it to Xilitla?? Anything we missed?? :)

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26 Comments on “Las Pozas: a Jungly Wonderland in Xilitla, Mexico”

  1. #1 Julie
    on Mar 8th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    And funny enough, Las Pozas was featured in this month’s Anthropologie catalog!! http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/category.jsp?popId=CLOTHES&navAction=jump&id=CLOTHES-CATALOG4

    Check out pages 2, 12, 24 in particular!

  2. #2 Alice
    on Mar 9th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    how on earth did you find las pozas in the anthropologie catalog?! random.

  3. #3 Carolina
    on Mar 10th, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Love your pics and stories as always!!!, what an incredible place!!!

  4. #4 Keren from Vancouver BC
    on Apr 4th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Hi Julie,
    Thank you so much for all the information on Las Posaz & Xilitla! I’ve been wanting to go for a few years now & as you say it has been difficult to find solid information online about the places. Now this may be able to help me to convince my boyfriend that it’s worth travelling a few thousand miles to visit :-)
    Muchas gracias!

  5. #5 Julie
    on Apr 6th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Hey Keren! Great to hear that you found it useful! :) It is a really unique experience. Hope you guys are able to make it down for a couple weeks to visit Las Pozas as well as all the other amazing spots in central Mexico!! Good luck selling him on it… ;)

  6. #6 Gay Watton
    on Jun 27th, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Hi Keren, am contacting you from a small coastal town in SE England. Love your website! Thank you. My partner Gordon and I are older(50’s) but young at heart gardeners who have longed to go to Las Pozas. We are usually quite broke (but happy) so had given up hope of doing this till we discovered Trekstudy who are partly paying for our visit this August. We will stay in San Miguel de Allede for one week and then the next week make our own way to Xilitla and then on to Mexico City to fly home. Can we go by bus, can we drive? All those mountain road stories are terrifying? Cannot seem to find any clear answers or advice, can you help? Mexico in the uk press is a scarey place of drugs, death and volcanoes!

  7. #7 Julie
    on Jun 28th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Hi Gay, Gordon- I’m going to assume your question was for me. ;) Great to hear you guys will be making a trip to Mexico!! I think you will find San Miguel de Allende, Xilitla and Mexico City to all be great places to visit. I haven’t heard any reports of drug violence concerns in the region around Queretaro.

    Bus: If you’re coming from San Miguel, the best jumping-off point would probably be Queretaro or San Juan del Rio. I haven’t found detailed info on the bus all the way to Xilitla, but you can definitely find details about the bus from Queretaro to Jalpan on this bus website: http://www.primeraplus.com.mx/ I am 99% sure there is a bus continuing on to Xilitla, I just can’t find any details in a quick search online. However, I’m sure if you contact a hotel in Xilitla they could probably clarify.

    Bus pros/cons: you don’t have to worry about driving the windy mountain roads… But you also won’t get to stop wherever you want en route. Also, not sure whether bus or car is better from a carsickness perspective, but if that is a concern plan accordingly!!

    Car: The roads to Xilitla are actually quite good, it is just a long, winding mountain trip. I wouldn’t consider it dangerous as long as you’re driving at a safe speed. You run the risk of getting behind a slow car/bus/etc & not being able to pass for some time, so that could slow you down. But no problem if you’re not in a hurry. Renting a car in Mexico can be a bit of a hassle from an insurance perspective, so make sure you do your research in advance. (i.e. the quoted price online will almost NEVER be your final price because of insurance they will require you to add on, and they don’t accept the answer of ‘my credit card covers rentals cars’) But for me, I would probably rent a car just so you can stop along the way– Tequisquiapan is cute (just east of Queretaro) & there are lots of missions in the Jalpan area & some waterfalls & such.

    Alternatively, you could investigate hiring a driver in Queretaro or San Miguel, though I am guessing that would run a bit more $$ than you will want to pay. That would prob be the best of both worlds though– no worrying about driving, stop wherever you want, sit & stare out the window @ the beautiful scenery.

    Anyway, I hope that helps a bit! Holler w/any other questions & congrats on the Trekstudy coup! :)

  8. #8 Juan Manuel
    on Jul 1st, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Hello everyone! I live in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, located 1 hour before arriving to Xilitla.

    As well as Xilitla, in Sierra Gorda there are lots of natural lanscapes. You can see all details about trips and destinations at http://www.sierragorda.net/ecoturismo.

    Answering the question made by Gay Watton: You could get a bus from San Miguel de Allende to Queretaro. Then take another towards Jalpan de Serra (in the heart of the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve) and from here, one more bus to Xilitla.

    Best regards,

    Juan

  9. #9 Teresa
    on Aug 11th, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Hi Keren,
    Xilitla is an amazing place! I was born and raise in this “jungle” town. What a lovely and peaceful place to spend time and visit the town. I love the coffee! People is very friendly. Next time you go perhaps you want to stop by Posada “Dona Tere”. They have inexpensive rooms and also have a laundry business in case you need to wash your clothes.
    Thank you for visit this magic place. You really described it well….

    Teresa

  10. #10 Charlie Yates
    on Nov 19th, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Julie,
    I love your photos. It sure brings back some memories. We used to go in spelunking in the Valles/Xilita/Jalpan/SPL area back in the early 1970’s. When we were in the area, we’d camp, swim and explore at the “weird house.” What a wonderful place for explorers. I distinctly remember getting gas at the one gas station in Xilita. It was a tin shed full of 55 gallon drums. They’d pumped the gas out of the drums into a 2 liter metal pitcher and poured it in your tank. Number of pitchers times the cost per pitcher equals the what you owe!! Thanks for the memories and keep on exploring.

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  12. #12 Debbie Israel Wiens
    on Mar 1st, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Hi! We just returned from an 11 day family vaca/wedding in the interior region of Veracruz & San Luis Potosi. You definitely did justice to this phenomenom! We enjoyed our visit there and am a bit envious as the water levels seem higher with stronger waterfalls than during our visit. I encourage others to make this incredible site a must-see on their list!

  13. #13 Julie
    on Mar 1st, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Hey Debbie! Thanks so much for the note; I am SO glad you had a great time on your trip. I wish we’d had a chance to get to more of Veracruz, but the Huasteca region in SLP was definitely amazing. Holler if you have any hot Veracruz tips, as I am lacking in those. :)

  14. #14 Lucio
    on Jul 6th, 2011 at 6:52 pm

    I am originally from Xilitla, but I live in Kentucky now, and I am glad that you were able to visit my beautiful town. Can I use your website to promote my town to other visitors and tourists looking for something more than the traditional visit to the coastal cities.

  15. #15 Julie
    on Jul 6th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Hi Lucio! I am so glad you came across my blog; Xilitla was indeed an amazing place to visit! I would be flattered if you shared my website with other visitors– I agree, there is so much more to Mexico than just beaches! Hopefully there will be some more good “non-traditional” Mexico tourism spots promoted from my colleagues in the Mexico Today program as well– http://www.facebook.com/MexicoToday :)

  16. #16 Victor Guillen
    on Sep 10th, 2011 at 12:18 am

    De lo mejor amigos, saludos de Cd, Juarez.

  17. #17 charles ortiz
    on Nov 8th, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Thank you for your wonderful story see Nicole Scherzinger Video
    I had to see if this place was a real place and now with all your information and the information you provided me with , well lets just say its on my bucket list.

    Thank you
    Mr. Ortiz

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  19. #19 Angela
    on Mar 21st, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Does anyone know an easy way to get to Xilitla from Queretaro. I would love to see the extraordinary gardens!

  20. #20 Ed
    on Apr 1st, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Angela,
    I was in Xilitla a few weeks ago for 5days (then spent 656 days in Angangueo, Michoacan visiting the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuaries) and now am back home in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

    You can get a bus from Queretaro directly to Xilitla. Takes about 7-8 hrs. About 250 pesos. Go to the main Bus Station (The middle Building)
    I stayed at Posada Dona Tere, which was perfect for me and my needs.

    Las Pozas is about 1/2hr walk from Xilitla. I would walk there early morning and get back to my hotel 1 – 2 pm and walk back around 4pm for a few hrs. You can get a taxi from town but as I didnt do this, no idea how much.
    I will be back there probably in November.
    Another wonder of the world.

  21. #21 Lyn
    on Jan 24th, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Juan, Did you lead a 5 day tour into the Sierra Gorda last April with
    Chris and Connie? I ask because I’ve tried to contact Sieragorda/ ecoturism….but don’t get a response. Can you be a contact?

    I’m in Queretaro now (January 2013 until the end of the Area would be great) March). Evan a two or 3day trip…any suggestions?

    Anyone in interested?

    Lyn

  22. #22 Sue Ainley
    on Aug 22nd, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Hey Julie,
    Thank you so much for the information regarding Las Posas!
    We are a couple of old codgers/young at heart nutters from England who come to Mexico nearly every year! This years travel will include four days in El DF for Day of the Dead celebrations and see friends, drive to Oaxaca for four days then drive up to Xilitla four days (back to El DF for two days (to say bye to friends for another year… :-( )Las Posas has been on our wish list for years….. So excited now! Booked two nights at El Castillo too so it will be a mega treat!!

    As we hope to be gringos ourselves in two years time, I will avidly read your blogs now I have found you!!!!!

    Brasos a today’s x

  23. #23 Steve
    on Oct 11th, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I went there in August the 14th 2013 It was really nice but the day we arrived there it was raining and we didn’t get to go Edward James outdoor art because of the weather but the mountains were nice the old Church and the shops. I hope to go back in November. Nice information you shared.

  24. #24 Robert
    on Jan 10th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    A virtual tour of Las Pozas is now available as an app for the iPad & iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/las-pozas-steps-falls/id643497578?mt=8

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