Prismas Basalticos, Huasca de Ocampo

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See an unusual geological formation at Prismas Basalticos, a set of tall basalt columns through which a stream of water runs. Located in a scenic ravine, the cluster of thin, matchstick-like columns owes its striking form to the slow cooling of volcanic lava. First championed by German explorer and intellectual Alexander von Humboldt, the natural attraction today benefits from the addition of stairs, walkways, and bridges, making it easy to get up close. Use our Huasca de Ocampo day trip planning app to visit Prismas Basalticos on your trip to Huasca de Ocampo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Impressive prisms formed many years ago. The sound of water falling, the spaces to rest, the canopy for emotion, makes this site a place suitable for all tastes.
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  • This place is really mysterious, astonishing and shocking, from my point of view, I do not think that the combination of water and lava have created this, it is too much perfection. If you visit the place, open your senses and will notice that in this place moves a different energy.
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  • No doubt a gift of nature, recommended to have fun I think there isn't much to do, but if you want to rent a cabin and rest can be OK, I just went a while and liked
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  • I liked this place but the atv rental screwed tourists out of money. I would only recommend the 30 minute rental. Ours kept stalling and they would not refund us we used the atv for 25 minutes and we payed for one hour. We only wanted half our money back as we paid for one hand r and used roughly thirty minutas. The actual waterfall place inside is very fun! Especially the zip lines and decent food! Enjoy!
  • A unique place to visit, similar to Giant's Causeway in the north of Ireland. I enjoyed exploring it very much.
  • A truly wonderful place to visit!
  • Fantastic place to expend the day with the family. See, do and eat
  • Great place to see the beauty of nature.

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