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Tolantongo Caves

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Address: San Cristobal, Cardonal, Hidalgo, Ixmiquilpan, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 772 721 0855
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

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Amazing cave

We went over the holiday break. It was a bit crowded, but the Gruta itself was amazing. The small pools built into the hillside were also lovely. The food was OK and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marc S
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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to spend a day relaxing. They only charged us 100 pesos each, not sure why but what a deal. We tried the tunnel, waited about 45 min. for a 10 sec spray of cool water, then a 20 foot walk through the hot muggy tunnel. Meh.The tunnel underneath this one is full of warm to hot water, was... More 

Thank Susan W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went over the holiday break. It was a bit crowded, but the Gruta itself was amazing. The small pools built into the hillside were also lovely. The food was OK and the accommodations were basic but clean. Tons of people camped. We stayed in a simple room and it was fine. It's a long way away from anywhere, but... More 

Thank Marc S
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited with family a few years ago. We camped by the river. You can rent tents and even bedding. We explored to hot spring caves and tunnel. Finding a room hidden in the back of a tunnel with hot water coming out was really cool.

Thank William R
Calgary, Canada
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78 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived around 3pm. They charge at the gates from 8pm for the next day, so we had to pay for two days for one nights stay (380 pesos/day). Went on Saturday, stayed the night, left Sunday. Bad idea for camping in our pop up camper because all the locals come on that night as well. Between the car stereos... More 

Thank ToyotaAdventureros
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The baths on the hillside are nice, but the tunnel and caves is where the really hot water is very soothing. A water proof light is a handy thing to have but not necesssary. The caves are dark but they have attendants with lights to help guide you. The selection of food is not great but good enough. Water shoes... More 

1 Thank Steveellis1111
Blacksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We were one of only two gringo families there, mostly visitors from Mexico City. The pools were warm but not hot. The cave for us was the highlight, we stayed in it for a few hours. Really nice experience and worth the visit. Lots of rushing warm water to massage your back. You have to arrive in the early morning... More 

Thank travelmamanow
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I was first introduce to this amazing place on Facebook. I immediately decided this would be an awesome place to go with my husband and 3 sons. We flew into Mexico City then rented a car to travel to Tolantongo. It is a 4 hour drive but we love road trips and this one did not disappoint! Getting to this... More 

9 Thank Sylvia M
Mexico City, Mexico
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83 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

MUST SEE!!! It's beautiful and peaceful (if you go during the week). The tunnel is short and dark which I thought was perfect because the water in there is hot and it's very steamy. The cave is huge and so interesting. There are several places where warm water is just pouring out of the ceiling into the pool in the... More 

28 Thank oralynnq2
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I travelled from Mexico City on a direct bus to Ixmiquilpan 9.30am arriving 12.30pm. 150 pesos But you need to then get a local bus 7 pesos to take you close to the church where there is a minivan to take you to Grutas Tolantonga 50 pesos 1hr. These leave 4x a day M-T and every hour F-Su check current... More 

14 Thank Nula001
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect. When we got there, we got a wonderful place with a balcony overlooking the river. Beautiful view. A great place to sit back and relax. However, to get to the water was totally down. Coming back was about 200 feet or so of elevation gain which challenges me since I normally live at sea... More 

4 Thank Patrick I

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