Gushing water makes the most perfect jumping platforms.
So you’ve dived off your local diving boards. We’ve all done it. It’s really nothing special, but we all have a mountain of fun doing it.
Maybe you even had the balls to hit the 5 metre platform and well, if you were lucky enough for your local pool to have a 10 metre then my hat off if you ever tried a blackout off one of those bad boys.
Cascading in the Rio Micos was completely different.
Cascading is a fancy Mexican term for caving. Well OK, its not that fancy but it involves launching yourself of waterfalls (cascadas in spanish) and into the depths that lie beneath. I am sure these experiences are not limited to Mexico or La Hausteca but your challenge is to find a more impressive landscape to try this activity for your first time.
Rio Micos has vast quantities of dissolved and suspended minerals that absorb all spectrums of light, except for blue. Therefore the water, like most in the Haustec region on the Gulf of Mexico are a mesmerising turquoise.
These waterfalls are ‘young’, literally thousands of years old. Over time, the trees that hugged the rock shrouded banks of the Rio Micos extended their roots out for more nourishing soils, subsequently ending up feeling for the rivers base. Over time, the dissolved minerals in the water calcified and hardened these tree roots to create a system of 8 consecutive escarpments for the water to flow over, leaving huge plunge pits for those intrepid enough to leap from their platforms.
Check out the video, we had a lot of fun getting this footage to give you an insight into some activities in this incredible part of the world.
Thanks to Enrique Aguado for his expert guidance.
Email us at info (@) thisworldexists.com for his contact details.