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Grutas de Garcia

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Address: Carretera 40 hacia Saltillo | 40 Km de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
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Description: Stunning and dramatic caves dating back more than 50 million years ago.

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A spectacular must-see location

The Grutas (Caves) de García is a system of caves and caverns located within about 40 minutes from the city of Monterrey. Gigantic stalactites and stalagmites, well lit with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Grutas (Caves) de García is a system of caves and caverns located within about 40 minutes from the city of Monterrey. Gigantic stalactites and stalagmites, well lit with a variety of colored lights, make this a tour through an underground wonderland that looks like a set from "Journey to the Center of the Earth." There are guided tours every... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wife visited years ago, stated it was clean and well maintained, not sure about condition at the present time.

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Monterrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

!! One of the most beautiful caves in north América, located in a rock mountain in a desertic area at less than one hour from downtown MONTERREY. It is servíced by a modern cable car, from where you can admire a breath taking panorama. The interior of the cave IS outstanding!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The trip to Grutas de Garcia was amazing. The mountains are awe inspiring. No problems parking. The food from the vendors not too bad. Had a mixture of corn chips with grated corn on the cob, cheese and jalapeno peppers served in the corn chip bag with a spoon. The wait time to take the lift to the mountain was... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place is Ok . Nothing too special . I have seen such caves in other countries as well. But if someone want to see the country side of Mexico then the journey from city to this place is good.

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Trinidad
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

WOW!! Not any ordinary tour, the mountains are sooo awe inspiring.. the tour was excellent, my friends and I loved it!! Thoroughly enjoyed the ride up as well... :)

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was the best place to visit for the family. My 4 year old niece and 6 year old nephew loved it. The inside of the cave had stairs where you descended and ascended. It was about a 35 minute tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history and told us stories about the cave. I recommend taking... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a worth while day trip from Monterrey, if you rent a car take the toll free highway toward Saltillo, about 30 minutes you'll see exit for Villa de Garcia and Grutas, follow the signs. The entrance to the caverns is up on a steep hill, buy your tickets and there is two ways of getting there, the easiest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Previously a small town Garcia is growing. The site itself is a nice calm area with scenic surroundings. There are refreshments available, shady spots and a gift shop. Make sure to go to the ticket booth to purchase your pass to ride the cable car up to the caves on the mountainside. It is a steep ride to quite an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This place has been renovated from the one I used to know, now it is more modern, it is cleaner and still cold when you walk into those wonderful caves, recommended to go and take the funicular when you go up but descend by the trails, it is fun and you can enjoy the wonderful views of the mountains around... More 

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