Volcan de los Murcielagos

Volcan de los Murcielagos, Xpujil Town: Address, Volcan de los Murcielagos Reviews: 4.5/5

Volcan de los Murcielagos
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Arthur S
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Couples
You just have to climb 200 meters to see the beautiful bats spectacle. Now some Mexican people from the neighborhood are coming each day to force people to pay 75 $M and are pretending being guides which is not the case at all. They are just getting money for something that is supposed to be free and it is a pity and a shame because this is only pure racket. If you do not want to be part of that mafia game do not go. It is the only way to protest and to maybe force government doing something.
Written August 12, 2021
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simart
Berkeley, CA26 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
One of the highlights of our trip, we just showed up (as suggested by Diane at Rio Bec Dreams, thank you Diane!). There's an unsigned small parking area at km 105.8 on the north side of highway 186 between Xpujil and the turnoff for the Calakmul ruins. We got there a little before 7 and found about half a dozen other cars. There were several guides there and one man separated us into groups of around 5 people for each guide. We hiked 300m uphill and waited for the bats to come out. Our guide Andres explained there are between 3 and 4 million bats (7 different species) that live in the cave. It takes about 2 1/2 hours for all the bats to leave the cave, though the guides took us back to the parking area after 45 minutes. Andres suggested 75 pesos per person, but I tipped a little more.
Written July 6, 2021
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Natascha
Marburg, Germany218 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
When I got there I didn't exactly know what to expect. This is a bit off the beaten track and not a lot of tourists seemingly know about it, which made it all the more special. This is an event you cannot easily forget as billions of bats come flying out of their cave at dusk, swirling in a tornado like style out of there and into the air. This event takes quite some time. After 45 minutes of watching and listening to their shrieks and smelling their pee we headed back to the car but the spectacle was far from over. The bats kept coming and coming. It was astonishing. You have to go and see for yourself. There's not anymore to say about it! Go, see.
Written July 10, 2020
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akleinga
Dolores, CO228 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a must see if you are in the area and enjoy nature. Get there about an hour before sunset and bring something to cover your nose because the smell does get strong. Parking lot will hold only like 8 cars, so some park on side of road.
Written March 1, 2020
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Marloes A
5 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Small place where you can see 2-3 million bats. First a couple of bats come out to explore the area. We saw a hawk catching a bat.
Then, arround 7:30 the rest of the bats came out like a tornado. Some fly right above your head, amazing!
Really recommend to see this spectacle yourself.
Written June 8, 2019
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yalahabibti
puerto vallarta102 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
30 min drive from Xpujil. Go at dusk. Walk 500 yards up a dirt path from the highway to a cave which scientists refer to as a "cenote." The four to five million bats´exit looks more like a tornado that a volcano. Some flying south 40 miles to Guatemala, the ones not eaten by birds of prey or who prefer to stay south, will return before daylight. A thrilling sight not to miss.
Written June 4, 2019
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Lara
4 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
I love bats and this was an amazing experience. In about half an hour at sundown more than 1 million bats fly out of the cave to feed. It is incredible!!
Written April 22, 2019
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amanercercristal
Portland, OR22 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
totally worth the stop! if you are passing by at sunset do not miss this unique experience! you will be very satisfied you did it!
Written April 22, 2019
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telesforo f
Mexico City, Mexico173 contributions
Apr 2019 • Family
Incredible experience, not many time you get to see three million bats come out of a cave at a time. Its an espectacle with great strengh.
Written April 18, 2019
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79annba
Mexico City, Mexico25 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
Very easy to get, people around are respectful with others and nature.

This bat fenomen is worth the trip to make. You experience sound, and the wonderful action it takes.
Written March 19, 2019
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