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The Cave of Swallows

Union de Guadalupe Tamapatz, Aquismon 79760, Mexico
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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
ILOVETAHITI
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Papeete, French Polynesia
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Spectacular natural wonder

My words won't do this place justice. It's unlike anything I've ever seen! To watch birds leave... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Woodcityy
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Union de Guadalupe Tamapatz, Aquismon 79760, Mexico
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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

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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

1  Thank Woodcityy
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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

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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

6  Thank honestlyabraham
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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.

1  Thank mab333
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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.

Thank Raul C
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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

1  Thank MexicomikeOriginal
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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

1  Thank alikarim
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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

4  Thank Queen J
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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...More

1  Thank alexia_castro
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Emy M
9 February 2018|
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Response from ILOVETAHITI | Reviewed this property |
HELLO we stayed in aquismon at thesan josé hotel. It’s fairly new. Only problem was that they didnt have any credit card machine. :)but it’s pretty close to the cave. To get there, we had a rental car and used google map... More
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DympnaBrayIreland
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
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