Surrealist Garden in Xilitla & Huahuas

This excursion consists of a visit to the Edward James Surrealist Garden, which is a harmonious place integrated by nature and surrealist architecture.

The garden is composed of figures made of concrete placed in a kind of labyrinth. The majority of the structures imitate nature. It is said that each one of these forms have a significance that reflects the idealist, dreamer and surrealist spirit of its creator.

This tour is complemented with a visit to the town of Xilitla, which is surrounded by mountains, hills, and exuberant vegetation where you will enjoy the singing of birds and water murmurs. Inside the town you will find the former Augustinian convent which was built between 1550 and 1557 to be used as a fort for the Augustinian missionaries Fray Juan de Sevilla and Fray Antonio Roa.

In actuality it is recognized as an architectural jewel, unique in its type for being the oldest religious building of the state of San Luis Potosí.

To conclude this trip we will taste a typical regional dish, and afterwards we will visit the Sótano of the Huahuas (very similar to the Sótano of the Golondrinas), which is composed of a cliff of 70 meters in diameter and 478 meters in depth, which serves as a sanctuary for thousands of birds, which offer a majestic spectacle as they gather when the sun goes down.

Beautiful songs, exotic aromas, and the intense green of its vegetation will keep you captivated.

  • Physical activity during the trip is low in Xilitla y medium at Huahuas.
  • Children 5 years old may attend.
  • Time required is a whole day.
  • Ideal season is all the year.

Ecotourism Activities

  • Xilitla & Sótano de las Huahuas

    Excursion to the Edward James surrealist garden, the town of Xilitla and Sótano of the Huahuas. See More!

  • Xilitla & Sotano de las Golondrinas

    Tour of the Edward James surrealist garden, the town of Xilitla and the Sótano of the Golondrinas (Swallows.) See More!

  • Trip to the Tamul Waterfall by canoe

    Crossing the Tampaón River by “pangas”, typical wooden boats. See More!

  • Trip to Tamasopo & Puente de Dios

    Tamasopo, “a place where water drips” is a natural spa, which delineates a 25 meter (over 82 feet) waterfall. See More!

  • Waterfalls Circuit Excursion

    Visit the waterfalls of Micos, El Meco, El Salto, and Minas Viejas! See More!

  • Tamtoc & Thermal Waters

    Tamtoc gives us a clear idea of the characteristics of the life of the first inhabitants of this area. See More!

  • Excursion to Tambaque & Mantetzulel

    Tambaque in Huasteco means “place of the very low water”, and is a shallow crystalline fountain in which one may relax. See More!

  • Visit to Castle of Health

    Tour the town of Xilitla, and visit Beto Ramón’s “castle of health”. See More!

  • Trip to the Voladores of Tamaletón

    The Eagles or Hawks Dance, better known as the Ritual Ceremony of the Fliers. See More!