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“Alternative to Cuernavaca’s Busy-ness”
Review of Tepozteco

Tepozteco
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Camino de la Luz Hiking Adventure
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Tepoztlan
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed December 9, 2012

Wanting some greenery, we took a twenty minute taxi ride from Cuernavaca to Tepotzlan. The climb to Tepozteco starts just a short walk from the town. We had a fairly dramatic climb on stone steps to the small pyramid that rises two kilometers above the town. Believe me, it’s worth it. Make sure you have good shoes, and that you are in good shape. If not, you can pace your climb. We were told it would take anywhere from 40 minutes to one half day to reach the summit. It took us two hours. Along the way, we experienced dramatic greenery, butterflies and birds, and (it must be said) some weird sounds in the wind that seem to confirm that Tepotztlan is a magical town.

When you come to the top, you must pay a small fee (43 pesos per person) when we did it) to climb the pyramid. What an amazing experience to stand at its summit, see the glyphs carved into the rock, or gaze into the valley far below. You will have the sensation of having stepped back in time 400 years.

One last thing; you may see coatis at the summit and they may mooch for food. It is neither permitted, nor wise to feed them.

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

a beautiful hike – a kilometre and a half from the base of the mountain – up to the ziggurat above Tepoztlán.

the pyramid's not so much to look at, but wonderful to emerge into warm sun, look out over the valley, watch the tahoes (dog-monkey creatures foraging everywhere, not sure how to spell it), think about how long people have been here – and enjoy the modest triumph of climbing 400 metres from a starting point already at 2100 m.

i'd do it again – crazy Texan who caught up to us had climbed it on four consecutive mornings... 42 pesos entry.

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Reviewed April 4, 2012

Same as above- Tepozteco is the name of the pyramid. Overlooks the town. Well marked by Mexico's equivalent of the National Parks.

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Reviewed April 4, 2012

incredible view, a strenuous hike but not too strenuous.

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Reviewed April 1, 2012

On the weekend there's a market featuring tons of food, local produce and things for your home, apparel, jewelry, etc. We brought nuts back to our room for snacks and had a great lunch, cheaper than the restaurants.

Thank Kimberly H
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