San Luis Potosí, La Huasteca Potosina, Day 1

Last weekend we went to the state of San Luis Potosí to visit La Huasteca Potosina. Me and Jonas went with my cousin Amallely and her boyfriend Pepe. La Huasteca is a graphical and cultural region in the middle eastern part of Mexico which includes parts of the states of Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Queretaro, San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo and Puebla. The Huasteca region in San Luis Potosí, which is where we went, is a very green and humid area and here you find high mountains, tropical forests, turquoise blue rivers (if it isn't rain season, later I will show pictures of the difference) and waterfalls. The trip was organized by an adventure company called huaxteca.com who organizes tours in the area, including rafting, climbing, diving and much more. They offer complete packages including tours, lodging and meals, perfect for the lazy but adventurous one!  We spent three days there arriving at friday night and leaving at monday (monday was 16th of september which is day of independence in Mexico, so we took advantage of the day off).   

Day 1
Saturday started with rafting in the river El Naranjo! First they made you fill in a form saying something like "Are you aware that these activities may cause risks such as injuries, lost, trauma and death?" and then you had to sign with your name. And as if I weren't scared already this form made me freak out even more. But when we arrived at the place and when we met the really nice and fun staff and saw all the safety equipment I felt much safer. We got to put on helmets and life jackets and then we got a security instruction by the guides, what to do if we fell into the rapids and so on. The guides were really professional which made you feel very secure. We were about 5 groups in each raft and they had two security staff who had their own kayak. So now, enough with the details! The rafting was one of the most exciting things I've ever done! I would definitely like to do it again! It wasn't just an adrenaline experience but a very nice nature experience. The light green river was surrounded by green mountains and trees and the temperature was hot and humid (I thing about 30°C but with high humidity) so it was really nice to get into the water. 

Here are the pictures! Some of the guides wore waterproof cameras on their helmets so pictures could be taken :).

The boats and the calm green river (at least here). Photography: Huaxteca.com

Here we are nervous and anxious. Photography: Huaxteca.com

Photography: Huaxteca.com

Photography: Huaxteca.com

Photography: Huaxteca.com

Photography: Huaxteca.com

Location of river El Naranjo

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