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Real de Catorce

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A gem in the dessert

Real the catorce is a gem in the dessert. It's a magical little town in the mountains of San Luis Potosí. We did the Willis and definitive I would recommend. It's a cozy and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2016
Aleescandonm
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Mexico Beach, Florida
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Mexico Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Real the catorce is a gem in the dessert. It's a magical little town in the mountains of San Luis Potosí. We did the Willis and definitive I would recommend. It's a cozy and rustic, lovely little town.

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Real de Catorce, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Once a very small town in ruins that has been discovered for better or worse. I lived there for four years in the nineties in a house built in the 1700's Things changed slowly. The local eateries grew and became more numerous as the town grew from six hundred to a thousand. Many ex-pats, Swiss, Italian, German, and so forth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

A very nice place hidden in the desert. The cobblestone road winding up the mountain and the narrow tunnel helps keep it isolated. It was cold but beautiful in this town. We had no TV, cell phone service or central heat but it was nice.

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Being there made me wonder about how the town was a hundred years ago when was the biggest town in the area, when there was a full population and the place was working and people have a different life, the graveyard, the church, the food, i like the place.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Hill tops in Mexico can be very enticing. Real de Catorce is a wonderfull town to visit. It takes a bit of work to get there but once there it is a quite town with views of the surrounding hills (10,000 feet). A very peaceful place to get away.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My friend drove me there, she is Mexican and has done a great amount of experimental drugs for her artistic endeavours. The place was magical without the drugs, lots of hippies living there. I had severe altitude sickness because it is high up in the mountains, an old town from the 16th century that used to be a mining town.... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

As I was told from one of the guides Real de Catorce was a mining town that grew up to 35,000 habitants. Then the mine went empty of silver and the town was almost abandoned. There is not many things to do in the town but it tells a history. Also the horseback riding and the “Jeep” adventures are really... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A small, hard to get to, town in the middle of nowhere. Sound appealing. I thought not, either, until we spent a few days there. In an idyllic setting in the mountains, the air is clean, fresh and cool. The people are friendly and the vibe is youthful. Walking up and down the main drag, one can see artisans' works,... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

The name itself is a mouthful. The place is a mindful. A former spanish mine, Real is now an emerging tourist center in northern Mexico. The streets are cobbled, which make it a little hard to walk around, but it is easy to get to know the streets filled with picturesque handicrafts and memorable people. During the day you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A 12 mile cobblestone road and 2 mile tunnel lead you into another world and time. I've been to Real de Catorce twice by BMW GS motorcycle and truly love being there. Steep cobblestone streets, old stone buildings, friendly people and few tourists make it a great place for an escape. It sits roughly 9000' in elevation and the nights... More 

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