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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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Natural Wonder

The Grutas de García is an amazing natural wonder. In the middle of the desert there are this caverns that are hidden from the naked eye but that in the middle of a mountain have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Monterrey, Mexico

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Grutas de García is an amazing natural wonder. In the middle of the desert there are this caverns that are hidden from the naked eye but that in the middle of a mountain have great rock formations, an incredible cool temperature and remains of a time when all that was under the sea. It is difficult to believe but... More 

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Monterrey, México
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I am not sure why the caves are not world known. I´ve visited several caves with formations all over the world and these are the best, bar-none. The Museum included with your entrance is not worth it, but if you need to kill time before your gondola time, there is really not much to do there. If you fill like... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I visited the Garcia Caves on a school-organised trip, and it was a great experience. There were many uniquely-shaped formations made from multiple stalagmites and stalactites, and our guide pointed out each one. The formations are aptly named according to their likeness to everyday things, e.g. El Teatro (The Theatre), and even El infierno (Hell). The best part was boycotting... More 

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Monterrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You must take a cable car to get all the way up to the mountain, but it is worth making the line. When you get in the caves you are amazed on the beauty of the stalactites and the shapes of the mountain. The view is nice, not beautiful, but worth the wait and the walk.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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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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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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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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