The "Poza de los Enanos" is located about 200 feet north of the docks of the village of Sontecomapan in Catemaco,
Veracruz.

The Poza is a small spring fed swimming hole surrounded by mature vegetation and forms a canal leading to Laguna
Sontecomapan.

The name translates to Spring of the Dwarfs, which sounds romantic, till the origin of the name is heard. The
Poza is
very shallow and absolutely clear but the water´s reflexivity shortens the legs of bathers, turning them into visual
dwarfs.

The site has become a very popular stopover for tourbuses and as a consequence numerous food stalls have been
installed. During their season, oysters on the halfshell are shucked by the thousands

There´s a restaurant right above the spring which is a nice place to watch the kids dive off trees and try their
seafood soup (
sopa de mariscos).
La Poza de Los Enanos
Sontecomapan, Catemaco, Veracruz
access
Attractions around Laguna Sontecomapan
Laguna Sontecomapan
The Coast of Catemaco
The North Coast of Los Tuxtlas
Catemaco  to the Coast
  miles
km
turnoff Nanciyaga
3.1
5.0
turnoff to Dos Amates
7.6
12.2
turnoff to Coxcoapan
10.6
17.1
Sontecomapan docks
11.0
17.7
Poza de Los Enanos
11.2
17.9
Las Cabañas
11.6
18.7
turnoff La Barra
16.1
25.7
entrance to Montepio
21.5
34.6
Access is via a paved highway leaving from north Catemaco to Sontecomapan.
Poza de los Enanos is almost at the end of the village. 11 miles, about 30 minutes.

Piratas (pickups used as taxis), and standard communal taxis have frequent
departures from the north end of Catemaco. 10 pesos, about 40 minutes. A
There is no entry fee
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