Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa
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These interconnected caves feature 20 huge halls that once were a hideout for runaway Indians.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Donna F
Colorado Springs, CO27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Fantastic cave, and I've seen hundreds, both wild and commercial. The guide on 1/25 from 5-615 p.m. would do better as a farm hand rustling cattle. He clearly hated his job and tourists. There were only ten people in our group, one of them on a cane, but he continually raced ahead and shut out the lights, leaving us unable to take pictures. Three times he suggested we turn back and end the tour early. He gave almost zero information on the history or geology of the cave. I could give several more examples of his sneering, condescending demeanor with paying customers but I'm getting mad just recalling him. He did not wear any i.d. Additionally, the sales people there are ridiculous! I get having to make a living, but we were almost constantly surrounded by multiple vendors shoving beads, baskets, and food samples,in our faces. I felt like a tuna in a shark pool! They were out of control! If they'd just stay in their booths and call to us, I might consider checking out their products. Instead, I just wanted to push them off of me! Cave:10+++ Staff: 2
Written January 25, 2020
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Morris F
Cuernavaca, Mexico203 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
The caverns are indeed beautiful and impressive. They’re worth a trip. It’s around 2.5 km of walking including two somewhat steep ascents on steps carved from rock. Our research told us to expect that, as a 75 year old I was able to do it, but not easily. Unexpected we’re: The lack of adequate handrails for most of walk, which las on a damp walkway. A group of 50+, vs 20 advertised, with the guide proceeding with his narrative while half the group was too far away to hear. Finally, although the entry was accompanied by a guide, the return was not. So people were making their way on slippery walkway with very little light. I’m not saying one shouldn’t go, but that advance awareness is helpful in deciding.
Written May 19, 2021
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AllanG
Mexico City, Mexico101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This was a last minute trip and I have to say...WOW! The cave is huge! The walk is about 2hr and about 4 miles 2 in and 2 out, we bought the whole experience including the underground cave tour, if you take that tour make sure you know how to swim (90% recommended as the there are some high spots where you either climb or take the small river). Make sure to take non-slip shoes as the rocks as pretty slippery and if you will get in the water i would suggest that your phone be water resistent so that you can record your tour and at the end of the underground cave you get jump into the river about 10-15 feet off but IT IS FREEZING COLD!
Written April 30, 2019
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TheVeggieBond
Vancouver, Canada36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Friends
Las Grutas de Cacahuanilpa is well worth the bit of a detour it takes to get to the site. Located about 30 minutes from Taxco, the caves are sure to impress all who visit. You will need to take a guided tour into the caves and tickets can be purchased at the entrance. Tours generally leave every hour (may be more frequent on weekends and busier tourist times) and last about 1.5 hours. The guide tells you the stories about the shapes and shadow each of the massive stalagmites and stalactites makes, and since the cave is very dark, the guide turns on lights in each of the zones you enter, then turns them off as you leave. Once you reach the end of the cave (well as far as they let you go) you walk back on your own. Please remember to tip your guide and also note there is a bathroom in the middle of the cave as well as a small amphitheatre that is sometimes used for intimate and unique concerts.
There are options to add on "rafting", zipline, and horse tours. The rafting tour is cheap in price and quality. First you need to walk quite a bit down a hill to the riverbed, where you discover small rubber boats from Costco that can hold about 4 adults. They paddle you into one of the caves, then down the river a bit, then you have to either walk back up the hill or pay for a horse to take you back up to the parking lot. If you have ever used floated in a rubber dingy before, I would say skip the rafting trip as it really is not worth the time to do.
Written August 25, 2015
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M J B
Minneapolis, MN231 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We were glad to move right ahead of our guided in Spanish group and really enjoyed walking through the cave along the lit path all by ourselves. We wouldn’t have understood the long-winded guide and didn’t have to endure the big group’s snail pace. Glad we wore good shoes as the stone path was wet and slippery in spots.

We took a big comfortable bus from the bus station in Taxco (40 pesos each) and rode in a local’s van (35 pesos) back to Taxco.
Written May 27, 2018
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JamesTAhearn
Kewanee, IL245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
In the boarder between Morelos and Guerrero states you can find Cacahuamilpa Caves. They have several activities extras like zip line for $50 pesos, subterranean river acivities, horseback riding and more. We just visited the amazing caves which you would not believe how beautiful they are. This is a Must trip if you visit Morelos or Guerrero states. We paid 45 pesos per adult and $32 children under 12 years. It was fun for the whole family ( 63 - 4 years). I hope you give your self time and visit this amazing place. One thing be careful with bees and wasp that are close to the garbage cans.
Written August 3, 2016
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Vijeet S
Mexico City, Mexico83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Friends
The place is around 1 hour from taxco city and you can find a cheap public transport (70 peso for round trip)
The ticket for the caves cost around 150 peso which includes boating on the river. The caves will offer you a mesmerizing view of calcium bi carbonate structures and if you like historical and natural places you will be going to love it. Its a must visit if you are travelling to taxco.
Written February 1, 2016
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Beth K
Mississauga, Canada58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
My husband and I decided to go to Taxco after hearing about it from different sources. Our guide BTW is great, thank you TA raters, I got his name from you, yes you...his name is Roberto Alarcon phone #044-744-107 71 63 & email robertoalrey@yahoo.com.mx. I'm pretty sure he is one of the best. Case in point, he had cold towels for us which we appreciated a lot, water, etc. On our trip to Taxco, he had coffee from Starbucks when he picked us up at the hotel @ 6am. I thought that was cool. Our agreement is to go to Taxco but the day before, we met a guy who told us about Caves of Cacahuamilpa which is 30 minutes away from Taxco. We asked him to take us there after Taxco and no problem, that is absolutely wonderful. In the end, my husband and I were in awe that we believe this cave is one of the most amazing sights in Central Acapulco. They are huge and over 80 meters high at the highest and they have concerts with such personalities such as the 3 tenors, Andrea Bucelli, etc. However, the concert is only in the month of May. Hint: do not go with the group. Pay P300 pesos to have your own guide, it is well worth it. Make sure you bring comfortable shoes, it is a long walk.
Written December 19, 2015
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cocinax
San Jose, CA90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Solo
Las Grutas de Cacahuamilpa is about 30 minutes away from Taxco. It's a must if in the area, this cave is incredible with all the different stalagmites and stalactites formed over the years. The cave is located in the town of Cacahuamilpa and if you don't have a car the best way is to get there is by a collective taxi van (combi) or one of the buses leaving to Toluca or Ixtapan. The combi leaves from the bus terminal (Estrella Blanca) and charges you about 25 MXN$ and the bus, which is a more comfortable ride, leaves almost every 30 minutes (33 MXN$) from the same bus terminal. I took the bus and it leaves you at the road that leads you to the cave. There are taxis offering to take you to the entrance but its only a 10 minute walk so you can save your money. The cost of the entrance is 75 MXN$ for the basic tour which includes the group guide. I would not recommend doing any of the other of activities the zip-line and rafting areas did not look very interesting. Groups leave every hour on the hour so you can time your arrival. The whole trip lasts about 2 hours. I read some of the other reviews and you don't need a flashlight because it is very well lit in the cave. It is not really slippery because you're on man made paths.
Written June 12, 2015
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RonH28
Victoria, BC, Canada32 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
The Cacahuamilpa caverns, an amazing set of large, connected caverns in Grutas de Cacahamilpa National Park, are spectacular. A Spanish speaking guide leads groups through the caverns beginning every hour, starting at 10:00 am, lighting up stalactite and stalagmite formations that give each cavern its name (the thrones, the organs, etc.) as he goes. The tour is a 2 km out and 2 km back loop with the last half of the return on the same path. The path is a smooth, wide concrete walkway but be prepared for stairs and some wet sections. The caverns are naturally vented so were a very comfortable temperature. The guide's comments, signage and the pamphlet about the caves were in Spanish so, given our competency in the language is limited, we missed a lot. Nevertheless, we were very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The park offers a variety of other activities like river rafting and rappelling but we were more than content with the walking tour.
Written March 16, 2015
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