This landscape doesn’t belong to some exotic place on the Caribbean Riviera Maya, It is a actually a community located within the municipality of Xichú, in Northeast of Guanajuato, Mexico, around 50 minutes driving from Cuerámaro, a city nearby the area.
El Platanal is reached through a curved dirt road, usually quite foggy. However, the difficulty of the road is compensated by an incredible landscape consisting of an incredibly blue river that contrasts with the greenery of the surrounding vegetation formed mainly of mezquites and sabinos that are more than one hundred years old.
It is an amazing place to camp because you can swim in the river that has a warm temperature and there is a small shop and dining room managed by the people from the area.
It is a locality that survive on agriculture and cattle raising, it belongs to the ejido of Buenavista and here, the limits of three Mexican states find intersection: Guanajuato, Queretaro and San Luis Potosi, right where the Santa María River flows, and follows its path into the Gulf of Mexíco .