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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
Description: Stunning and dramatic caves dating back more than 50 million years ago.
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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174 attraction reviews
242 helpful votes 242 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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Roma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Poughkeepsie
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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27 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Klang, Selangor, Malaysia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Went to Grutas de Garcia with a friend, we were lucky to go during school holidays and there were a lot of people. We waited 40 minutes for our turn to get into the cave. While waiting we went to the mini museum and glance through the history. Finally our turn to go up there, Wao.... there's a lot of... More

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Legnica, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

It is amazing place. I arrived there with the cable railway. The Caves are really incerdible. Temperature inside is perfect for walking.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great place to see with incredible formations and several different rooms/caverns. My only complaint is all the electricity inside the caves, I do not prefer locations set up for tourists. That said the grutas are very impressive

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San Antonio, TX
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11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This place is in the outskirts of town but my GPS was able to find it as a natural park attraction. This place has amazing caves and it takes several hours to see all the wonders. The caves are very well kept and the man made walkways that were built around the caves make it easy to get around even... More

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