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Address: San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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Birds galore!

This is a natural show that will amaze everyone! You don't need to be a birdwatcher to enjoy this phenomenon. Millions of birds fly out of a 500 mts pitchblack hole to fly the the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a natural show that will amaze everyone! You don't need to be a birdwatcher to enjoy this phenomenon. Millions of birds fly out of a 500 mts pitchblack hole to fly the the east coast of Mexico. And meanwhile a couple of falcons hunting for their breakfast... It's amazing (no bloodspill so kids will also enjoy it). Make... More 

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Nuremberg, Germany
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288 reviews 288 reviews
121 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The place is great and the formation is impressive... if you rappel it down, if you stay up you will only see the top of a hole and some birds, so it's kind a been there kind of think, since you will need the equipment to go down and enjoy the full beauty of the place. If the last is... More 

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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157 reviews 157 reviews
122 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Go at the cave is an amazing experience! You need to start the walking before sunrise. It's a moderate trail but completely worthy. You need to be there when the sunrise starts. It's necessary to have patience to wait the swallows show. If you are lucky, they will start going out the cave, in something like a dance. That's amazing!... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

(Sorry for my bad english.) 16 ct 2014. We were there to see the swallows to get back in the cave (at 18h). They go by small group, and they fly so fast inside! It takes 2-3h for all swallows go home. We slept there, in the village. There is 3 very (!) basic rooms, 250 pesos for a room.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I went to San Luis Potosi for the sole purpose of this cave. My partner and I were going to rent a car and drive there from Mexico City and then head down to the cave at sunrise but decided against it because I thought it was be too dangerous and didn't feel like getting lost in such a remote... More 

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Ajijic
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

One of the most amazing natural sites I've ever seen. Be sure to go about 6pm when the swallows return to nest. Swooping into the cave by the thousands, maybe millions. Incredible! There are many steps to walk down to the cave....go to the lower level of the site for the best view of the birds.

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Mexico DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

There are two caves (sotanos) in the area, the cave of swallows and the cave of Huahuas both of them are very similar and in both of them you can watch the birds show. The cave of swallows in deeper by 100 meters but its mouth is smaller than the cave of Huahuas. For reaching the Cave of Swallows you... More 

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San Antonio
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28 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The major birds are actually swifts. Green parakeets also are seen entering and exiting the cave. The walk to and from the cave is not an easy hike so give yourself plenty of time.Speaking of time, plan to arrive early, very early, to see the most birds. That means arriving before sunrise and at least an hour and a half... More 

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Mexico City
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I've been there several times and the place never ceases to amaze me. Watching hundreds of parakeets exit this incredibly deep cafe, followed by hundreds of thousands of swallows is a sight out of this world. Unfortunately, the Huasteca Potosina region (where the cave is) is a dangerous place these days due to the drug war.

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Chambly, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

I want to know how many dollars cost this travel , cause i want to go there and i have some difficulty to find some clue ! help me please :)

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