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Tecozautla Travel Blog› entry 3 of 5 › view all entries
September 8th, 2006 – by: agarcia
Along with my one of my aunts, her daughter and granddaughter we drove through a winding highway to Tecozautla, Hidalgo. There is a natural geyser in this area where pools have been set up for visitors to swim/sit in the warm waters.
You can easily stand in the area where the jets of steam shoot from the earth. From my understanding the contraption was placed over the geyser as an attempt by some corporation to harness the power – it didn’t work.
The smell at first is a little repugnant but you soon get used to it and feeling the warm (sometimes scalding) water on your skin is wonderful. It basically becomes a case of waiting for the hot steam and then running away as quick as possible if it gets too hot to handle.
Since my last visit a couple years ago they have built some structures along the hillside where from what we observed they would be serving drinks and food. There were also areas for small pools, which I am guessing will be filled with some of the warm waters. It didn’t seem to be fully functional yet but we were able to climb the steps to the top.
When we left the geyser area we stopped by a local restaurant that was cooking rotisserie style chicken. We were so hungry we about 4 whole chickens and it tasted delicious…
We got back to Tequisquiapan around late afternoon and spend the rest of the time relaxing and going to a local café in town for a late snack. The town plaza was a bit more active at night but still tranquil...
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