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Address: Union de Guadalupe Tamapatz, Aquismon 79760, Mexico
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Great experience and wonder of nature

Sotano De las Golondrinas; or the cave of the swallows; is on the outskirts of Aquisimon town. This is a huge cave 330m deep, and the top of the cave is open and about 50m wide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2016
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Frisco, texas

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McAllen, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I know many people rave about this attraction. I love nature and birds myself. But the long, arduous walk to wait by a hole in the ground for flocks of birds to leave or arrive seems like too much work for the reward. I supposed it could be rewarding, but not for me. You'd best arrive before dawn or by... More 

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Frisco, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Sotano De las Golondrinas; or the cave of the swallows; is on the outskirts of Aquisimon town. This is a huge cave 330m deep, and the top of the cave is open and about 50m wide. Very early morning (6:30-8:30AM), the swallows come out of the cave by the hundreds to forage for food for the day, returning in the... More 

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Fresno
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016 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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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Brasilia, DF
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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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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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Saltillo, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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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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Mexico City, Mexico
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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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