Cascada de los Pescaditos: a hidden spring in Puebla

The Cascada de los Pescaditos is located in the Puebla municipality of Molcaxac, approximately an hour and a half from the state capital.

In the municipality of Molcaxac, Puebla, about an hour and a half from the state capital, is the Cascada de los Pescaditos, an ideal place to escape the pollution of the city and swim, or simply enjoy the view.

It is one of the many waterfalls in Puebla, with clean and cold water that falls from a spring to a pool, where people can swim or listen to the sound of falling water, while having a picnic on the side.

Cascada de los Pescaditos
(Photo: Juan Carlos Sánchez/Agencia La Resistencia)

According to the National Institute for Federalism and Municipal Development (INAFED), it is part of the seven pools of crystal clear water with their respective waterfalls, ranging from two to 30 meters high, with caves and caverns, which are located on the Zoquiac River that crosses Molcaxac.

The Cascada de los Pescaditos has cold water, although there is a small cavern where the water comes out hot and it is possible to access it under the waterfall, Patricio Olmos, in charge of the site, explained to Pobalnerias.com.

Cascada de los Pescaditos
(Photo: Juan Carlos Sánchez/Agencia La Resistencia)

As for the depth of the water pool, on the shore it is between 1.80 and two meters, in the center it is five to seven meters, and towards the rock where the water falls it is up to 15 meters deep, for this reason it is recommended that only those who know how to swim and / or use life jackets enter.

Cascada de los Pescaditos
(Photo: Juan Carlos Sánchez/Agencia La Resistencia)

Also, there are other waterfalls around it such as:

  • Mano del Diablo
  • Gachupe
  • Cola de Caballo

The name of the Cascada de los Pescaditos is due to the fact that in its pool there are small species of fish, although years ago there were more, today there are still different ones that can be observed in the pool belonging to Rancho El Moral.

Cascada de los Pescaditos
(Photo: Juan Carlos Sánchez/Agencia La Resistencia)

To access the Cascada de los Pescaditos and the others, you have to get to a lot that works as a parking lot, where they charge you $15 pesos per person, you can also leave your vehicle there and they take care of it.

In fact, there is also the possibility that people camp at night and have fires, and they are not charged extra, unless they stay after 10:00 am. the next day you have to give the initial fee again.

Cascada de los Pescaditos
(Foto: Juan Carlos Sánchez/Agencia La Resistencia)

In that sense, if people came by vehicle, it is protected right there in an enabled space that closes at nightfall, and for that they charge $30 pesos, a few steps from the Cascada de los Pescaditos.

Until the first fortnight of April 2022, there are no toilets on the site for visitors, however, Patricio Olmos mentions that six are already being built so that those who go to the Cascada de los Pescaditos or the others around it can use them.

Cascada de los Pescaditos
(Foto: Juan Carlos Sánchez/Agencia La Resistencia)

Other attractions in Molcaxac are:

  • Grutas del Puente de Dios
  • Texcal Portal
  • El Corralito de los Duendes
  • El templo de Santa María de la Asunción
  • Cerro del Tentzo

This is what the Cascada de los Pescaditos looks like


 

Translate done by Luba Michelle García Vega

 

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