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The Cave of Swallows

San Luis Potosi, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Outdoors
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

This is a must be attraction in the Huasteca Potosina, the roads are accesible and there is a lot of local guides offering their services to get a complete explanation. I strongly recommend to stay there during sunset to see the incredible bird´s manouvers to penetrate this deep vertical cave.

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