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Grutas de Garcia

Carretera 40 hacia Saltillo | 40 Km de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 60 Attractions in Monterrey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Owner description: Stunning and dramatic caves dating back more than 50 million years ago.
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 attraction reviews
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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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Top Contributor
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338 helpful votes 338 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Amazing cave, with the right artificial light and comfortable steps. Thanks to the guide you will know a lot about the cave. A must have if u are in Monterrey, there are tour operators that can take you there in 40 minutes plus a tour of Garcia, a town nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

This is about a 30 Minuit ride from Santa Caterina where I am staying. The cable car ride alone to the cave entrance is worth the ride. Wonderful views of the Serra Madre's. The cave takes about one hour to walk through and is overwhelming both in scope and size. So much to see. Be prepared for a lot of... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

something very different, the rocks naturally formed some stalagmites and caves that looks awesome and they have done a great job with the lightning! worthy the trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stunning set of caves with excellent access. Reached via cable car half way up mountain face. Food and drink available at car park. Reports say it gets very busy at weekends.

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