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“The most immersive Natural Wonder near Mexico City, Cuernavaca or Taxco”

Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa
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Cacahuamilpa Caves, Taxco and Blue Water Holes from Ixtapan de la Sal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: These interconnected caves feature 20 huge halls that once were a hideout for runaway Indians.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase
Miami, Florida
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The most immersive Natural Wonder near Mexico City, Cuernavaca or Taxco”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

I took my family with kids 11 and 12 in a 45 minute drive from Cuernavaca and we were all blown away with the activities the State Government of Guerrero Parks and Recreation offer to make your experience a phenomenal nature immersion. We arrived early and unfortunately due to a thunder storm power had gone out in the Caves of Cacahuamilpa, and rapidly filled the waiting time to power back with 3 first experiences for me and my kids... First we did a Mountain to Mountain zip line that gets you pumped for more... then we went descending a cliff in Rappel and after a Pendulum Human Swing also in Rappel gear .... Extremely professional with top quality equipment and security measures allow you to get your adventurous side out. Power was restored and we submitted into a 1:30 hours of a majestically underground cave - massively Stalactites and Stalagmites with a recently paved path and illuminated ambiance that will blow your mind away. Think of these as the New York of the Caveman - massive ceiling tops of up to 200 feet tall at least and floating Stalactites from the ceiling make you humble to Nature's architecture. A must!

Visited July 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great visit if you are in the area.”
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

The Caves are awesome, but are quite long. The entrance costs around 6usd and it is a guided tour in Spanish on the way in. Get ready for a long walk, around 2km to get to the end and another 2km on the way back. If you haven't visited in a while it is very different now, they build a very wide sidewalk so it's easier to do the hike than before. Overall it was a great trip, my 5yr son liked it very much but at times he got a little bit bored due to the guide explanations.

Visited May 2013
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35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

On my way from Malinalco to Cuernavaca I was recommended to make a quick stop here. I didn't even know what I was going to see until I got there almost late. The last tour is at 5pm and usually last about one hour and a half. Once you enter the cave you'll be amazed!! The trail inside keeps going and going and going for more than 2 kilometers. The lightning of the area is fantastic and the structures will leave you in awe. Once outside, reward yourself with a big cold beer from one of the stands.

Visited April 2013
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Bay Area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
“One of the Best”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

The subterranean caverns
are some of the best in the world
Located about 25 miles north of Taxco, about an hour drive
Excellent national park setting
Fees for parking and entree
1.25 miles/2 km of concrete walk; must stay on the path
Need guide who are very informative and enjoyable; generally given in Spanish
Bring a pen light flash light and light jacket or sweater
There is a bathroom and snack stand half way through
Make sure you understand how to take photos in the dark
There is also a water adventure available as a side expedition
p.s. for those who are adverse to bats, bring a string of garlic

Visited April 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Takes Time”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

I was expecting a 20-30 min. experience . It can take an hour and a half with lots of walking . It was a great experience and it is fascinating and magical . It goes on and on it was unbelievable how huge this place is . I was expecting something similar to the Sea Lion Caves on the Oregon Coast , but this puts that to shame . I would definitely go there again . However , there is a added river raft trip that is sold here which we opted for . First , you have to walk down the mountain to the river not for the elderly or injured . Then when we get there it is 2 guys with a rubber raft and the only reason it takes 30 minutes is because the water level was so low they had to paddle the whole way or we would not have moved at all . It was literally onlyfor about 3 city blocks and it was over. Then you have to walk back up the mountain for 40 minutes back to your car . Maybe in the rainy season this is worth it but in April and definitely not for anybody who cannot do the hike . Our friend just had food surgery and could not do the walk to the rafts and they would not refund our money .

Visited April 2013
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