Cascada el Salto | Informal Campsite



Last Visited: 3 months ago
GPS: 22.586381, -99.382429
Altitude: 425.8 masl
Place Website:


Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Natural Source
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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Camping right at the Waterfall. There is toilets and shade under a tree.
Toilets down the road a little. About 200 meters before there is more camping and tables.
There is pools to swim in and a cliff to jump in.
In the right corner of the parkinlot there is a trail leading to a view point. It's 1 km east way but will take about one hour to do.
Many people during the day but alone a night.


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Really beautiful place. We enjoyed climbing around the rocks and jumping into the different pools. After reading some other’s posts about no water, we are here during rainy season and there was ALOT of water. Multiple huge waterfalls with a giant pool of water. Attaching photo.

The road near the end was not passable by regular cars. We drove up in 4x4 truck. 2 wheel drive vehicles came up as long as they had clearance.

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Good place to camp, with shade, next to the pools and the waterfall. (the water today was diverted to the hydroelectric plant on April 13) the pools with very clear and fresh water. The place is frequented by Mexican families on the weekend.

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very nice river
the waterfalls are not working all the time, as the water is used to produce electricity. but some locals on this parking lot can tell you when it'll work.
came with a 7.2m long, 3.12m high motorhome (but slightly high rised) the dirt road is steep and bad quality but only at the end, just before arriving to the parking place. it's doable but not comfortable.
people are nice
very peaceful night
beware of hungry mosquitoes!

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amazing place. waterfalls were dry, but the pools were great. many jumping opportunities. the small waterfall was opened next morning.

No amenities. No toilettes!!!
trashy in the forest and street corners.

locals rent life vests and sell sweets.

was very busy, but we had a nice stay.

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Gorgeous place, even the dry waterfall, the natural pools continue to, Super beautiful. We do not pay anything to get in and sleep very well! But as Mexico is full of surprises, we awoke with a group of young people with two men and switching men were "joking" with a weapon, shooting at the tall, I asked if it was okay to be there, they were kind, even we were very fearful and we were running!

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Amazing place quiet and beautiful. Don't miss is. Go easy on the road.

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Didn't sleep here because of other comments mentioning "bad hombre", but we came for a swim (it's amazing) and would probably sleep here next time. When we arrived in the morning, a dad and his son spent the night there. At the power plant gate, take the unpaved road in your left. The last bit of the road is a bit rough, but we made it with our 2x4 Ford Transit. A small low clearance car might struggle, but it's a short walk if you don't make it (100m).

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nice little spot, the falls are no longer flowing but their is a hike up to the top of the rim. lots of people coming and checking th pools out.

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Beautiful set of pools. The waterfall unfortunately had no water when we were there.
The flat parking lot was a bit dirty with rubish and the road to get here in some short stretches quite bumpy and steep (high clearance if not 4x4 necessary when you want to drive right to the end)
You can park/camp 250 meters before, suitable for normal cars too until there.

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this was a beautiful spot, right under the water fall a bunch of different pools to choose from to swim in and a nice flat parking lot with lots of room. might get crowded on weekends but no one here Monday or Tuesday so far.

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Great place. Confirm people during the day, quiet at night

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