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Review of Las Pozas Azules

Las Pozas Azules
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Cacahuamilpa Caves, Taxco and Blue Water Holes from Ixtapan de la Sal
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

If you decide to go here make sure you negotiate a price with taxi driver for round trip. This is a remote location and all although you can take Combi ( VW van ) that someone mentioned earlier, it does not run often enough for me. We agreed to $350 pesos round trip with the taxi driver agreeing to stay as long as we wanted. So this place is quite far. As we finally make the turn to go down to the Pools we pass a kid. We are not sure what he said but he starts yelling. A little bit further down there are two more kids and this is where the chase begins. They start running after the car. Having read the previous reviews I figured these were the kids that were going to show us the Pozas. When we get to the bottom and get the get ready to get out of the car, the kids are there. Both 11 years old. One of them was named Poncho ,I can't remember the other name. Honestly to the Pozoles, you do not need a guide. The trail is marked, but after these kids ran all that way, I decided to let them. We payed 20 pesos to enter, and as we walked the trail the kids pointed out different medicinal plants, also he explained the tons and tons of hoses that brought water to the community. Once we got to the falls we thought he would go back, but instead they started changing clothes because they were going to swim and were still hot from chasing the car. They stated that just by brining us there was enough for the day, lol. ( All we had paid was the entry fee ). So the pools itself is beautiful, it is cold so it is just best to just jump in. There were plenty of kids swimming about. They told us that they actually do not want the place to become popular because the more people that come they will take over the area which is basically where the local kids come to swim. So please be respectful of this place. Pick up your trash and tip the local kids even though you do not need to.

7  Thank GoGotravelGo
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

Lovely place that we got the chance to visit when we arrived.
We took a taxi that offered a private tour (we paid 110 Mexican pesos per hour) and he took us to the most "famous" places.
And las Pozas Azules was very beautiful. Bring your bathing suite!
Entry is only like 20 pesos or something.
Really worth the trip!

3  Thank Klara A
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

interesting place with a drive on a part dirt road. If you plan to jump and enjoy the cold pure water, best change in your car or wear shorts or similar and bring your own towels.

5  Thank EricRojo
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

This is a magnificent place to spend a day or an afternoon when you're in Taxco. Get a Combi (VW van) at the Coppel store and 20 pesos and 45 minutes later they will drop you off right at the entrance. There's gonna be some kids there which will show you the way to the pools, don't forget to tip them.
If you are around for swimming bring some picnic gear with you and enjoy the fresh water and some food. A big plus at this place is that there are no vendors at all and the place is kept as natural as possible.
Nevertheless the area you get to see is not very ample. If you like hiking, then bring some good boots, long trousers and look for the hiking trail to get behind the pools. I am not really sure if the place is planned for hiking, at least I could not see a sign which says no. Once you get more uphill you can have an excellent hike along the little river and see the pure beauty of this area. But be aware, the hike gets rougher as further on you get and I recommend you to stay at the pools if you are afraid of getting dirty or show up here in sandals.
One of my best experiences I had during the last weeks in Mexico.

10  Thank Zkini
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

Don't miss the chance to see these beautiful pools! After a couple days walking the streets of Taxco, this place is a wonderful change of pace. I'd recommend packing a lunch, and if you want to swim bring some water shoes. It's a short, and easy hike to the waterfall, and the pools. Taxi, entrance fee, and a couple tips cost us less than we would spend on lunch. It's a 20-30 minute ride from town, with some nice scenery, and a couple good waterfalls along the way. Bring a snack, or pack a lunch...not many food options on the way. I highly recommend this trip!

12  Thank Cargaflasko
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