West of San Luis Potosi, is a forest within the city, the Tangamanga park. This is one of the largest forested areas of the country, outstripped only by the Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. It has a variety of trees and animal species that live freely in this protected area. Thanks to this, it is an excellent place to spend the weekend resting or exercising.
The word «Tangamanga» is from tarasco origin and means «upright stake,» referring to the stakes used to determine the boundaries of the mines. Within the park facilities, there are several sections, including sports fields, a circuit of several kilometers for running or cycling, children’s play areas, museums, high-performance gyms, and cultural centers.
Also available is the City Theater, where it is possible to attend the presentation of the orchestra. There are other outdoor enclosures where different cultural events take place depending on the season. Within its facilities there is a water park, the Tangamanga SPLASH, as well as the Great Tunal, which provides important information on biodiversity that exists in the park, and ecological regions of San Luis Potosí.
The most visited site in the entire complex is the Maze of Science and Arts Interactive Museum. This museum was opened in 2008 and is a project dedicated to the dissemination of science and the arts. It is located around a large courtyard maze, making it very attractive for children and adults. The museum has more than 9,000 square meters of areas to enjoy during visits. Inside is a tower that serves as an astronomical observatory, as well as monumental sculptures that illustrate the dialogue between science, art, and technology.
The access to this park is ideal for any visitor, as it has specialized entrances and parking for people with disabilities and the elderly. Surely it is an excellent choice for the whole family to spend a unique moment surrounded by beautiful landscapes and unforgettable recreational activities.