It is a beautiful necklace of pools connected by low waterfalls, surrounded by columnar basalt. The water in the pools is crystal clear and inviting after the sweaty hike up the very rocky creek bed. But it is COLD.
The Tecoxquins lived here long before the Spanish showed up, and used this site for some of their religious ceremonies. There are numerous designs carved into the hard rock. Some of them have a vague Cross like resemblance, leading to the rumor that the Tecoxquin had some sort of proto Christian knowledge.
Kat and Bill (barely visible) scrambling
up the creek
The approach to the site is up the very rocky creek bed. There are lots of carvings along the way.
|Kris and Liz from Espirtu debating about a swim.|
AltaVista is still used by locals. Somehow the old beliefs have survived centuries of Catholic assault. Normally a fan a diversity, I would applaud this, but Tecoxquin means "Throatcutter". This pretty much gets to the core of the ceremonies that took place here.
I haven't heard of any warriors gone missing, so I guess throat cutting has fallen out of favor. But there are Gringos that might not be missed....Hey Newt, talking 'bout you.