To the south of Tehuacán, in the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve, is Zapotitlán Salinas. In this desert territory, of singular beauty, dominated by cacti, there are some of the Salinas that the old settlers already exploited.
The Buried Chapel was built in one of the cellars. The reserve can be known from the hand of the local communities, which manage the Helia Bravo Hollis Community Botanical Garden, with paths between cacti and tourist services.
In the small town of San Juan Raya you can also visit the Paleontological Community Museum and Turritelas Ecotourism Park, with activities such as fossil exploration and accommodation service. In the town of Zapotitlán Salinas, the parish of San Martín, one of the oldest in the region, the Temple of the Magi and the Temple of San Francisco stand out. In the area, handicrafts are made of burnished mud.
North with Tehuacán, south with Caltepec, east with San Gabriel Chilac, San José Hiahuatlán and Altepexi, and west with Atexcal and the state of Oaxaca.