ECOTOURISM AND ADVENTURE IN PUEBLA
Ecotourism in PUEBLA
Due to the natural richness of the state, there are a wide selection of activities for people who love nature, such as mountain climbing, photography, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, rafting (through rapids) speleology, hang gliding (delta and paraglide) cycling, camping and rappel among others.
Puebla has everything for that escape you long for, with its cloud forests, mountains, hot springs, waterfalls, rivers, lagoons and even volcanoes, together with its magical towns, its gastronomy and its culture. You don’t need to cross borders, board a plane or travel whole days by road to enter paradise.
Map of Ecotourism in PUEBLA
Natural Wonders in PUEBLA
Popocatépetl-Iztaccíhuatl National Park
This is one of the largest parks in Mexico. Along the way you’ll see spectacular forest vegetation and rich fauna. Its most notable sights are the Popocatepetl (17,958 feet), and Iztaccihuatl (17,226 feet). The park is ideal for trekking, mountain climbing, and camping.
La Malinche National Park
The Malinche is the fifth highest elevation in Mexico (14,718 feet). Most of the area is covered with a pine and oak forest. The park has 5 species of amphibians, 11 species of reptiles, 77 species of birds and 27 species of mammals, five of them are endemic. This is a great place for camping.
Grutas Karmidas (Caves)
They are located in Zapotitlán de Méndez and are probably the most spectacular visitable caves in Puebla. During the tour you will visit several halls to end up in the Enchanted Lagoon, named for the mirror effect where the calcareous formations reflected in the mirror like lagoon seem like an underwater city.
Piedras Encimadas (Valley of the Leaning Rocks)
This valley offers a unique and impressive landscape. It contains an infinity of stones with impressive figures sculpted by the nature millions of year ago with unusual and capricious formations.
Puente de Dios (God’s Bridge)
The flow of the Atoyac River eroded the rocks of the Tenzo mountains creating a tunnel that looks like a bridge. You can enjoy this natural wonder and have a swim in the crystal clear waters of the river.
Centro Campestre las Truchas
This is a good place to enjoy the natural beauties of the Sierra Norte. There is a restaurant, camping zones and a children’s playground surrounded by lagoons, waterfalls and forest vegetation. You can go fishing, horseback riding and swimming.
Lagunas de San Bernardino (Lagoons)
These four lagoons are very close close to each other and yet separated by the Zongolica mountain range. Laguna Grande (Big Lagoon) is the most impressive not only because it is the biggest but also for the blue-green color of its calm waters. You can go for a ride in a boat or go fishing. There are some tourist services around this lagoon.
Cascadas de Aconco (Waterfall)
They are located just 30 minutes from Tetela de Ocampo in the middle of a mountain landscape; there are two beautiful falls the shortest measuring 35 m and and the tallest 50 m. The place offers rustic cabins, as well as facilities to practice rappel and ziplines.
Salto de Quetzalapan (Waterfall)
This is one of the largest and most impressive waterfalls in the Sierra Norte and it is only 8 km far from Chignahuapan. It has a drop of 100 meters over a natural thermal pool. At the top, there is a family recreational area offering different adventure activities and extreme sports, such as zip-lining, hiking, high wire and archery. The park also features viewpoints, cafeteria, palapa and grills.
It is located very close to Tlatlauquitepec. It is a jagged limestone monolith with vertical walls, evergreen vegetation of pines and firs, and numerous caves. On the top of the hill there is a a half kilometer long zip line, scenic viewpoints, suspension bridges and tree platforms. It is also a good place for hiking, camping, rappelling, caving, mountain biking and rock climbing.
Cascada de Puxtla (Waterfall)
A place almost untouched, a true Paradise, located just seven kilometers from Tlatlauquitepec. The impressive fall rises nearly 70 meters high and you can have a one of a kind experience if you dare to walk behind the water curtain into a magnificent cave. It is an ideal place to practice rappelling and enjoy the nature.
Cerro de los Frailes
It is part of the landscape of Tetela de Ocampo and the ideal place to go hiking along a long path that surrounds the hill, or practice rock climbing and rappelling.
The 50-hectare park is a true paradise. There is the river of the same name and some smashing cascades where you can fish some trouts, or go biking, bird watching or just explore the nature.
More Tourist Attractions in PUEBLA
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