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The Cave of Swallows

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One of the reasons you are in Huasteca - right?

Of course this is a must do if you are in the area. We arrived just before dawn and didn't have to... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
San Jose, California
Off the beaten paths!

We were there very early in the morning! So worth the early rise! The birds came out around 7am... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2018
Papeete, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

Of course this is a must do if you are in the area. We arrived just before dawn and didn't have to use flashlights or head lamps. We doused our selves with bug repellent and covered up - per our guides suggestion. The 1500 or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank R P
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

We were there very early in the morning! So worth the early rise! The birds came out around 7am! Wonderful experience! Note that there are 1500 steps!!!!! Down and that you have to come back up! But if you love nature and birds it is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My words won't do this place justice. It's unlike anything I've ever seen! To watch birds leave this habitat to search for food is so calming. We rappelled to the bottom, a 1400' vertical cave, it's not for the faint of heart! To wander around...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Woodcityy
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I was a little apprehensive about doing this what with there being all those 600 odd steps down and back up again in the dark. It was absolutely no problem. Firstly it wasn't totally dark at 6am. The steps are quite regular most of the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank DympnaBrayIreland
Reviewed 16 February 2017

we arrived in the black intrigue of the morning, having left our hotel outside of aquismon at 5 am. without headlamps or flashlights, we had hoped the dawn would have cracked upon our arrival at the village entrance to the long stairway to the cave....More

Date of experience: February 2017
6  Thank honestlyabraham
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank mab333
Reviewed 28 November 2016 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.

Date of experience: November 2016
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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...More

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank MexicomikeOriginal
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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank alikarim
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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank 311queenj
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Emy M
9 February 2018|
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Response from ILOVETAHITI | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we stayed in a small hotel in aquismon. Not far from the cave. We left around 6am though just to see them coming out at daybreak. The park entrance is well situated on google map and just used the itinerary feature. We... More
22 October 2017|
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Response from DympnaBrayIreland | Reviewed this property |
HI there, In answer to your question you don't actually go into a cave ! You go down very well made steps for most of the way with handrails as well and then a little closer to the bottom you have a slightly more rough... More