Tepozteco, Tepoztlan

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Hike up to Tepozteco, the ancient Aztec temple dedicated to Tepoztecatl, the god of the pulque drink. Overlooking the rustic village of Tepoztlan, known for its Mezcal production, the archaeological site consists of a 10 m (33 ft) high, pyramid-shaped temple perched on a sheer clifftop. On the strenuous uphill trek to the temple, you will pass through lush green rainforest, see waterfalls and rock formations, and perhaps spot the elusive coati. When you reach the pyramid, you will be rewarded with a vista of the town and verdant rainforest below. To visit Tepozteco and other attractions in Tepoztlan, use our Tepoztlan day trip planning website .
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  • The ride is beautiful but hard. It is a steep climb between stones at more than 2000 meters high. There's no air. It's not an easy way. But it's not an impossible path either. I saw big women and someone else carrying a baby go up. You have to know to recover the air and carry a lot of liquid. Maybe a candy for the sugar, too. Not bad... all this information, no one gave it to me. There are no distance indicator signs, no precautions, nothing. When you think you don't give any more you get to a break that warns you that you're halfway there. That's all. After all that, yes, the climb is worth it. It's an experience in itself. And - there's no sign either - Be careful when you come down. It's steep and dangerous.
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  • It is a must-see historical place on your visit to Tepoztlán. You have to walk to get to the site There is a pyramid, or nearby there are fauna of the place that approach you in search of food. The view from that place gives you the whole valley.
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