In 1949 the decision to built the Miguel Alemán dam was taken. The construction of the dam left a large part of the municipality of San Miguel Soyaltepec under water. A year later, Temascal or Nuevo Soyaltepec would be founded with the displaced Mazatec families.
You can visit the monument to President Miguel Alemán who started with the construction of the dam.
In Temascal you can do many activities: swimming in the lake, visit the gates of the dam, take a boat tour and visit the different islands of Lake Miguel Alemán, including the island of Old Soyaltepec.
How to get there: Getting to Temascal is easy. It is approximately 60 km, 1h30min by car from Tuxtepec. You must go out to the State of Veracruz and take the road Tierra Blanca – Sayula de Alemán. About 15 kilometers before reaching Tierra Blanca, there are signs indicating the deviation towards Temascal, Oaxaca.