Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

One of the world's largest cave systems, Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa features 20 underground spaces for exploration, plus another seventy as-yet unexplored. A central gallery connects large salons with a height that ranges from 20 to 81 m (65 to 265 feet). The history of the caves dates back to the pre-Hispanic era. Join one of the two-hour organized tours, or hire a local guide. If you go by yourself, bring a flashlight. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes for the 4 km (2 mi) return journey, which follows a slippery path. You don't have to wear warm clothes because of the cave's pleasant temperature. Facilities include restrooms at the halfway point. Plan to visit Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa during your Central Mexico and Gulf Coast vacation using our convenient Central Mexico and Gulf Coast trip planner .
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  • When you travel to places of adventure, the least you expect to see is that in a fruit has too much accessibility, you can enter with wheelchair, made a road with pavement and lights, !! there is an auditorium for concerts!!, So there is no excuse not to know this wonder of nature!!
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  • A wonder of nature, an underground universe, a visual and sonic experience. It makes you imagine and marvel. An analogy of the mother, entering and leaving the earth, a tribute to time and patience turned into figures of salt. A piece of the past in our today, one more beauty of a Mexico...... that unfortunately is not valued by locals, or many visitors. That ambition for money leaves sequelae in sacred places and saturates beauty with rubbish, concrete, and modification in eagerness to earn income. I understand that many communities have benefited from exploiting natural resources, and that thanks to them they can be known but I think that boundary between tourism and business has been greatly exceeded. While on the one hand we have the tourist without apex of consideration for the place that visits nor the community that opens its doors, we also have the place with greed for the money without taking care of the place that it keeps. If you can forget that getting to the grottos are going through bad roads with a lot of garbage, a place full of shops and people that fills you with screams about whether you want to eat or park in X place, that the groups are large and all with guide , you can't walk alone because they turn off the lights, that the guide alludes to the formations by comparing them to banal characters or obscene objects, who have built baths in the middle of the grottoes (I can't imagine what they've done for the drain), which tours offer as they do s tuneles do not respect the area... then for the pleasure of admiring with respect a unique place in the world, go! Cacahuamilpa is a universe on earth, near the last formation, before returning on the roof of the cavern you will be able to observe circles like a clogged hole, like a solar system. It's beautiful. Recommendations: Arrive early. If they come from Mexico, Guerrero or Morelos maybe take the road del Sol and the detour to Taxco by Puente de Ixtla. From there there are two roads that take you, one that of Taxco normal and the other by Amacuzac. If you come from Puebla take the new road Siglo XXI, which adjoins the road of the Sol abajito de la deviation towards Puente de Ixtla. Take the sun road towards Cuernavaca and you will see the detour to Taxco by Ixtla bridge, there they take it. Wear comfortable and cool clothes because it is very wet, non-slip shoes and lamps (not very large). Bring water to go taking but note that the road is 4km (2 one way and two back). If you want to avoid the bath, go before you enter the grottoes. The experience is beautiful and charming, at no time does it feel that you lack the air or claustrophobia so they are thinking of enjoying. The return they no longer do with the guide so if they stay they will enjoy the walk, that is if in low light because they are turning off the big lights that illuminate the mounds.
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  • Being from Monterrey, Mexico I have always heard from these caves, which, happen to be Mexico’s largest cave system. They are impressive and majestic. It does require to walk for several miles and climb some steps but it is worth the effort. If you are visiting with a group of 10 or more, it would be worth it to inquire about a private guide instead of a collective guide.
  • First time going to any cave site and it was really fun. It's totally worth the drive. The tour guide was entertaining and informative. You'll never forget the cool dark site within. I'll definitely come back.
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