Las Pozas: A surrealist garden in Mexico

Peacefully located in the rainforests of Mexico, Las Pozas, dubbed a lesser-known travel gem, is a terrific combination of nature and sculpture. Start your adventure into the wild and then appreciate this garden of Eden.

Amid the Mexican jungle, Las Pozas is like a forgotten city, boasting a mysterious and authentic beauty that surprises and mesmerises travellers. The garden is a unique sculptural masterpiece created by English poet Edward James. Having an endless passion for art and architecture, hence, he brought his eccentric dream of a heaven on earth to reality. Las Pozas is truly magnificent and a popular architectural masterpiece in Mexico.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Las Pozas: A surrealist garden in Mexico

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Las Pozas: A surrealist garden in Mexico

At first, Las Pozas was going to be built in Los Angeles based on a “Garden of Eden” theme. However, Edward James decided to choose Mexico as the place to turn his exciting vision into reality. The beauty of the Mexican rainforest made this exquisite surrealistic architectural project become a real work of art. James also chose to live in Las Pozas for the rest of his life.

Las Pozas is located amidst lush green hills at an altitude of 610m above sea level. Covering an area of ​​320,000sq. m, Las Pozas is surrounded by a series of natural cascades, creating a refreshing and cool atmosphere. Aside from the wonderfully picturesque bordering landscapes encompassing waterfalls, trees, flowers and plants, the garden is home to plenty of intricate sculptures, for instance, palaces, temples and pagodas, forging a delicate harmony of wild nature and man-made creation.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Las Pozas: A surrealist garden in Mexico

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Las Pozas: A surrealist garden in Mexico

Travelling to Las Pozas will take you on an exhilarating journey to discover authentic art whilst wandering through the winding trails and appreciating the intricate craftsmanship of the various wooden and concrete sculptures. Moving around the garden will provide you with a better insight into the ancient architectural works  as well as the designer’s true passion for artistic creation. Thanks to its mysterious natural beauty and refreshing ambience, the garden attracts a huge number of Mexican and foreign tourists to relax and enjoy the art.

Wanderlust Tips Magazine | Las Pozas: A surrealist garden in Mexico
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Late-summer is the best time to visit to Las Pozas as you can really appreciate the stunning landscapes, immerse yourself in the blissful atmosphere of the Santos Festivals and Halloween. The beauty of Las Pozas is perfectly captured in the gentle morning sunshine and pleasant atmosphere, so make sure to take a trip in the morning. For those who are passionate about wild nature and exquisite artistic architecture, Las Pozas should be added to their Mexico travel itinerary. Get yourself to Mexico and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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