High on Steve’s wish list for today was to visit the Texolo waterfall, which was filmed in the movie Romancing the Stone. Leaving Xico, we headed in that direction.
Roy took us down another heavily touristed road, and we almost immediately ran into a traffic jam.
Finally, the traffic cleared and we were able to move along. 🙂
The waterfall was not far away, and soon we were parked and walking to the overlook to get our first glance.
Hey! I thought photographers walked slowly! Steve and Roy forge ahead to the overlook while I lollygag behind taking photos. Pat most often slowed down to my speed and made sure I didn’t get left behind.
The Texolo Waterfall
Roy mentioned there was another waterfall about a 20 minute hike away, so after Steve satisfied his waterfall photo quotient, off we went.
We crossed a suspension bridge to get to the trail that led to the second waterfall.
It was a beautiful trail.
As usual, I’m lagging behind.
No telling what this structure was. It seemed far too remote and small to have been a house. Whatever it was, I liked the way it looked and that its final destiny was to become a graffiti love wall in the jungle.
A short way from the second waterfall, there was a restaurant with a bougainvillea arbor at the entrance.
The second waterfall was not as high or dramatic as the Texolo waterfall. But it was more accessible, and there were many young people having loads of fun jumping off the rocks and swimming in the natural pool at the base.
After making our way back to the car, there was time to make a stop at a shop where three generations of family members sold sarsaparilla concentrate as part of their family business. This was the same sarsaparilla concentrate as we had had in our drinks at lunch. Roy and Steve stocked up, as this place was a bit out of the way and Roy doesn’t go by there often.
From Coatepec to the Texolo waterfall, that was all in one pretty terrific day, touring with Roy. We’re planning to take another tour with Roy tomorrow to Jalcomulco.
But for now, we’re resting our feet briefly before going out to dinner where there’s going to be live African music.