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The Cave of Swallows

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Address: Union de Guadalupe Tamapatz, Aquismon 79760, Mexico
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45 minutes of envy

we arrived in the black intrigue of the morning, having left our hotel outside of aquismon at 5 am. without headlamps or flashlights, we had hoped the dawn would have cracked upon... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 16, 2017
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Duncan, Canada

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Duncan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017

we arrived in the black intrigue of the morning, having left our hotel outside of aquismon at 5 am. without headlamps or flashlights, we had hoped the dawn would have cracked upon our arrival at the village entrance to the long stairway to the cave. to our relief there were two or three guides waiting there, i believe they were... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

It might not be your first priority to visit since it is quite far away but it is by far a unique experience to see how 1,500,000 birds fly out of a cave for more than an hour! The pictures can not describe the experience.

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Thank mab333
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

A big hole in the ground where the swallows come out early in the morning and return in the afternoon. You can do rapel, but it is pretty expensive. Access is through a really weird rock formation.

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McAllen, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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