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The Cave of Swallows

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Address: Union de Guadalupe Tamapatz, San Luis Potosi 79760, Mexico
Phone Number: 4813819415
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This site should really be listed in Aquismón since it is about a 30 min drive from that town. It is a bit far from the city of San Luis Potosí (about 5-6 hrs away), but is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Queen J
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Fresno
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Fresno
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164 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This site should really be listed in Aquismón since it is about a 30 min drive from that town. It is a bit far from the city of San Luis Potosí (about 5-6 hrs away), but is located in the state of SLP. If you are in the area of Ciudad Valles, Aquismón, or Xilitla, I recommend going to the... More 

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Thank Queen J
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I felt like people understamated how hard is to go up and down the steps specially for the elder and people with little children. Bring a carrier for anyone under 3. We really liked seen the birds arrive to the cave BUT getting there and going up and down took a long time and we wished we would had used... More 

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

It is quite a journey to get to the cave. You have walk pretty far. It basically a big hole in the ground. It is kind of cool to look at, but not a must see in my opinion.

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Thank RamS84
Brasilia, DF
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Huge mysterious cave in the middle of the forest where you can practice radical sports or just observe it quietly. The daylight ends and the show continues. By the sunset, millions of swallows are responsible for the dancing choreography in the sky. Watch your head and enjoy the spectacle.

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Brasilia, DF
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20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Huge mysterious cave in the middle of the forest where you can practice radical sports or just observe it quietly. The daylight ends and the show continues. By the sunset, millions of swallows are responsible for the dancing choreography in the sky. Watch your head and enjoy the spectacle.

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Thank Graziee
Saltillo, Mexico
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

It is very interesting place, but you need to be in good shape, , more than 500 stairs, down and up, it is not easy

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Thank Javier B
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Best time to visit: 6 am (when birds come out) 6 pm (when birds come back) Camping area available. Entrance is 30 mexican pesos per person. Not wheelchair accesible. The regional hand-made ice cream is worth trying. Truly, an amazing spectacle!

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1 Thank AngelaTorresC
Mexico City, Mexico
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Windom, Minnesota
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Bring some coins with you to borrow a walking stick and to get some incredible views (and maybe some snacks, too). There are many stairs leading down to the cave so the walk back sucks, but I have never seen anything quite like these swallows—they circle the air before they dive bomb into the cave for the night. This happens... More 

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1 Thank Lesley J
Nuremberg, Germany
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405 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

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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