TLATLAUQUITEPEC
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Tranquil village with a beautiful historic center featuring gardens with trees and flowers from the region, surrounded by traditional archways framing the impressive silhouette of Cerro Cabezón.

Its name comes from the Nahuatl words "Tlatlahui," which means to color, and "Tépetl," which means hill; hence, "on the red or reddened hill."

Tlatlauquitepec has the peculiarity of having a variety of climates, ranging from cold in the southern zone of the municipality, through a more pleasant temperate climate in the municipal seat, to the warm climate typical of the northern part of the municipality.

Due to its diverse climates, it is one of the most important producers of organic coffee. In the community of Mazatepec, you can learn about the coffee production process, including roasting and grinding, and, of course, enjoy a delicious cup of coffee.

On Sundays, there is a tianguis (traditional market) in the Main Square where you can purchase handicrafts such as palm baskets, wooden toys, and embroidered wool shawls.

Tlatlauquitepec is located in the Sierra Norte region of the state of Puebla, 135 km (2 hours) from the city of Puebla, 147 km (2 hours) from Xalapa, and 255 km (4 hours 15 minutes) from Mexico City.

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What to See in Tlatlauquitepec

Tourist Attractions in Tlatlauquitepec

Plaza Principal (Main Plaza)

Strolling through its picturesque center allows you to enjoy the fresh provincial atmosphere, starting with the Main Square adorned with palm trees and beautiful gardens surrounded by archways.

Palacio Municipal (City Hall)

Located in the Main Square, it dates back to the early 19th century. It was previously a hospital and has an arcade on the first floor and several balconies on the second.

Ex Convento de Santa María de la Asunción

Also part of the Main Square, it is the oldest of its kind in all of Latin America, dating back to 1531. It consists of three bodies and 32 arches elaborated in pink quarry stone.

The Parish Church is one of the best-preserved buildings of its kind in the world, with a clear Mudéjar influence. It features an organ brought from Europe and beautiful paintings adorning the walls by the artist Luis Toral González.

Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

It was built in 1922 and is distinguished by its eight murals depicting various biblical scenes. It also has a beautiful main altar consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and a stunning decoration covered with gold leaf.

Santuario del Señor de Huaxtla

It is a construction dating back to the 18th century, although the presbytery was built in the following century and a bell was added.

At the beginning of the 20th century, it suffered a fire and was subsequently rebuilt, although it retains some pieces from the original chapel. In recent years, it has become an important center of worship attended by pilgrims from different parts of the state.

Iglesia Cerrito de Guadalupe

It is one of the most unique places in this Magical Town and is located at the top of the hill. It was built between 1840 and 1852, although the towers were built later, the eastern one in 1863 and the western one in 1914.

Inside, its beautiful altarpiece stands out, featuring an oil painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe. To reach the temple, you have to climb a huge staircase surrounded by dense forest vegetation.

What to Do in Tlatlauquitepec

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN TLATLAUQUITEPEC

Visit the Puxtla Waterfall

Enjoy the beautiful landscape in the Soledad Dam

Explore the Cerro Cabezón

Enjoy eco-adventures

Its surroundings offer a multitude of natural beauties, starting with Cerro Cabezón, featuring impressive cliffs and numerous caves, ideal for hiking, rappelling, spelunking, and mountain biking. For adventure enthusiasts, there's a half-kilometer-long zip line to try. The hill is home to the Chapel of Christ the King and a monumental Christ, and it has become the venue for the Red Hill Festival, celebrated with native dances and gastronomic exhibitions.

At Cerro Cabezón, you can visit Tepehican Cave, where during the rainy season, you can witness a stream of water flowing from inside the cave.

Explore trails through beautiful landscapes

You can walk along one of its trails through the vegetation and rest by the Soledad Dam, which was built in the Apulco River canyon. Boat rides are offered on the dam, and you can also go rappelling down the dam's curtain. Additionally, you can enjoy local dishes, including trout and carp.

Discover impressive waterfalls

7 km away lies the Puxtla Waterfall, with a drop of 83 meters. To contemplate this natural beauty, you must pass through the green carpet of ferns. In the pool, you can refresh yourself, or if you're more adventurous, you can try rappelling.

There are two other attractive waterfalls in the area: the Tenexate Waterfall, located 45 minutes from the town, and the Jilotepec Waterfall, which is half an hour from Tlatlauquitepec. Both are ideal for swimming and rappelling.

A little further away, within an hour's drive, you can also visit the El Canal Waterfall, which has a height of 70 meters. The waterfall is surrounded by stunning landscapes, including huge cliffs. This is a unique place for hiking, as if you walk downstream, you'll be amazed by a magnificent landscape where the Apulco River expands and forms a little beach with colorful stones that stand out thanks to the crystal-clear waters of the river.

Explore the underground world

The Cueva del Tigre has an arched entrance that leads you to a world of crystalline formations, including a wide variety of stalactites and stalagmites.

Enjoy an ecotourism complex

The El Papalote Ecotourism Complex is located 50 minutes from the town and is a place where you can take boat rides, go hiking, and enjoy the rich regional cuisine.

Tlatlauquitepec offers a whole adventure that must be experienced.

 

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