We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor
TRAVEL ALERT: SAFETY AND SECURITY More info

The Cave of Swallows

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Union de Guadalupe Tamapatz, Aquismon 79760, Mexico
Today
09:00 - 19:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 247 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Lifetime experience

It might not be your first priority to visit since it is quite far away but it is by far a unique experience to see how 1,500,000 birds fly out of a cave for more than an hour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
mab333
,
Mexico City, Mexico

Similar Things to Do in Aquismon

Add Photo Write a Review

247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 28: English reviews
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
103 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It might not be your first priority to visit since it is quite far away but it is by far a unique experience to see how 1,500,000 birds fly out of a cave for more than an hour! The pictures can not describe the experience.

Helpful?
Thank mab333
Level Contributor
92 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A big hole in the ground where the swallows come out early in the morning and return in the afternoon. You can do rapel, but it is pretty expensive. Access is through a really weird rock formation.

Helpful?
Thank Raul C
McAllen, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I know many people rave about this attraction. I love nature and birds myself. But the long, arduous walk to wait by a hole in the ground for flocks of birds to leave or arrive seems like too much work for the reward. I supposed it could be rewarding, but not for me. You'd best arrive before dawn or by... More 

Helpful?
Thank MexicomikeOriginal
Frisco, texas
Level Contributor
239 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Sotano De las Golondrinas; or the cave of the swallows; is on the outskirts of Aquisimon town. This is a huge cave 330m deep, and the top of the cave is open and about 50m wide. Very early morning (6:30-8:30AM), the swallows come out of the cave by the hundreds to forage for food for the day, returning in the... More 

Helpful?
Thank alikarim
Fresno
Level Contributor
229 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

This site should really be listed in Aquismón since it is about a 30 min drive from that town. It is a bit far from the city of San Luis Potosí (about 5-6 hrs away), but is located in the state of SLP. If you are in the area of Ciudad Valles, Aquismón, or Xilitla, I recommend going to the... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Queen J
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Level Contributor
81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

I felt like people understamated how hard is to go up and down the steps specially for the elder and people with little children. Bring a carrier for anyone under 3. We really liked seen the birds arrive to the cave BUT getting there and going up and down took a long time and we wished we would had used... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank alexia_castro
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

It is quite a journey to get to the cave. You have walk pretty far. It basically a big hole in the ground. It is kind of cool to look at, but not a must see in my opinion.

Helpful?
Thank RamS84
Brasilia, DF
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Huge mysterious cave in the middle of the forest where you can practice radical sports or just observe it quietly. The daylight ends and the show continues. By the sunset, millions of swallows are responsible for the dancing choreography in the sky. Watch your head and enjoy the spectacle.

Helpful?
1 Thank Graziee
Brasilia, DF
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Huge mysterious cave in the middle of the forest where you can practice radical sports or just observe it quietly. The daylight ends and the show continues. By the sunset, millions of swallows are responsible for the dancing choreography in the sky. Watch your head and enjoy the spectacle.

Helpful?
Thank Graziee
Saltillo, Mexico
Level Contributor
40 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

It is very interesting place, but you need to be in good shape, , more than 500 stairs, down and up, it is not easy

Helpful?
Thank Javier B

Travellers who viewed The Cave of Swallows also viewed

Aquismon, San Luis Potosi
 
Xilitla, San Luis Potosi
 

Been to The Cave of Swallows? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Cave of Swallows and other visitors
10 questions
Ask a question
Singapore, Singapore
over a year ago

See all questions (10)

Questions? Get answers from The Cave of Swallows staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?