Las Pozas in Xilitla, Mexico. Picture: Luxury World Traveller/Instagram Located in the small town of Xilitla, in the Huasteca region of southern San Luis Potosi state is the creation of Las Pozas – a sculpture garden created by English poet Edward James from the Surrealist Movement.
The origins of the sculpture garden date back to 1947 when James, living in semi-exile in Mexico at the time, acquired the coffee plantation near Xilitla.
James lived a life of sheltered luxury in the English upper class, attending Eton and Oxford University, and later becoming a great supporter and collector of Surrealist art, sponsoring both Salvador Dali and Magritte in the 1930s.
With the construction being overseen by James’ friend, co-designer of Las Pozas and Mexican guide Plutarco Gastelum, James used Las Pozas as a home for orchids and exotic animals.
Construction on Las Pozas began in 1962 and carried on for the next 20 plus years until James’ death in 1984. How amazing does this place look? This photogenic destination is the Las Pozas Garden in Xilitla, Mexico. Photo by @mxqroenunafoto ━━━━━━━━━ All week long we will be featuring Mexico. Hashtag your best pictures/videos taken in the #mexico with #luxwt or #luxuryworldtraveler for a chance to be featured. #luxwtmexico ━━━━━━━━━ "Dream Big, Eat Well & Travel ━━━━━━━━━ A post shared by Luxury Travel Community (@luxuryworldtraveler) on Sep 25, 2018 at 3:45pm PDT Las Pozas means “the pools” in Spanish, named for the nine pools on the property created from waters that flow naturally through it.