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El Arcotete

Carretera a Tenejapa, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Don't miss las grutas

The stroll through the park and alongside the river is picturesque and serene. But the real fun is... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
Scott B
Rocky castle over the river

The Arcotete is park featuring a natural limestone arch over the Fogotico River, close to San... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
Virginia C
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Carretera a Tenejapa, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

The stroll through the park and alongside the river is picturesque and serene. But the real fun is exploring the caves, which are small but go on further than we expected with plenty of fun hidden nooks and crannies. Entry to the park is 10...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

The Arcotete is park featuring a natural limestone arch over the Fogotico River, close to San Cristobal. In the last decade or so, a narrow pathway with cement steps has made it possible for travellers to climb up to the intricate little caves and passageways,...More

Thank Virginia C
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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

Not worth a visit. You must pay to get in. It's boring. The town is much better to walk around and you must get a taxi here

1  Thank uplands99
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Reviewed January 12, 2018

Arcotete was an easy short ride to get to (don't pay more than 100 pesos for a taxi). We hiked around the park, and took advantage of the walk along the river and climb into the rock face. It was a quiet and green experience...More

4  Thank abundance050
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

This is a small park but worth an hour of your time if you're in the area. The cave was fun to explore and I was able to take some nice pictures of it. I took a colectivo to the site for 7 pesos but...More

1  Thank WIcheezcurdz
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

this place is perfect for families and friends to come and visit a slice of the chiapaz highland natural environment. with so many trails and areas to just relax, a cave, a river with a natural arch and a zip line, all one could want.

Thank Cisco D
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Quiet place for hiking with a nice cave. We did the ziplines (tiroleresa), which were very cool! Entrance fee is only 10 pesos pp, caves 10 pesos pp and ziplines only 100 pesos pp for two lines. Worth the visit for a few hours.

1  Thank JoshuaenIris
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Nice place with great views. Sort of a hiking experience. There is a zip lines, a river and a cave. Wear comfortable shoes.

Thank Celeste M
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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

Great place to be in nature. Don't follow the signs, instead follow google maps. We went with young kids and hiked/explored for a couple hours. Be warned the grutas close at 5.

1  Thank Paul K
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Great spot during the week. Gets a bit crowded on weekends, but not terribly. We camped for a couple of nights. No showers, but flush toilets.

Thank Dudley D
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