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Real de Catorce

Mexico
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Amazing town

A secret gem located in the mountains of San Luis Potosí. Drive: it is off the beaded path. For... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rogi S
via mobile
A village in the middle of the desert

After 1,3km of a gallery you’ll arrive at Real de Catorce, a small village sourranded by a desert... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
bbarby123
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bassano del grappa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A secret gem located in the mountains of San Luis Potosí. Drive: it is off the beaded path. For a while, I thought I was going the wrong way. Once you get off the paved road, you will be driving on a rough cobblestone road...More

2  Thank Rogi S
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

After 1,3km of a gallery you’ll arrive at Real de Catorce, a small village sourranded by a desert in San Luis de Potosí reagion. There is possible to relax and make some excursion. I did the one by horse up to the Cerro Quemado, the...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

One of our number has a limp and another doesn't like horses, so the hiking and riding options were out. We wandered the streets cafe hopping and had a great time. The cobblestone streets can be treacherous but give the place an air. I went...More

2  Thank Liz E
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

After all of the Easter visitors had left, Real de Catorce became an interesting town to visit. Travel there anytime except Samana Santa and I am told October. There is really only one way in and most of the time it is clear and easy....More

2  Thank ecowan56
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

This is a picturesque little town. The road to get here is incredible, and just wait for the tunnel. Cobblestones, ruins, rustic. Food was good everywhere. Just be prepared for the cold.

1  Thank Kirsi U
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Reviewed November 28, 2016

Real de Catorce Is a magnificent and charming little town in the mountains of San Luis Potosi, very near Matehula. I love the history, the culture and the warmth of the people. My husband and I were there for a day on a long weekend...More

1  Thank Veronica N
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Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Real de 14 is an amazing town in San Luis Potosí Mexico, famous town for having silver in the area, and al lot explorations of minerals from the 1700 from Spain and also famous for Hollywood films. A lot to explore and a lot to...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Real the catorce is a gem in the dessert. It's a magical little town in the mountains of San Luis Potosí. We did the Willis and definitive I would recommend. It's a cozy and rustic, lovely little town.

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Reviewed February 16, 2016

Once a very small town in ruins that has been discovered for better or worse. I lived there for four years in the nineties in a house built in the 1700's Things changed slowly. The local eateries grew and became more numerous as the town...More

3  Thank Stiglitz11
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Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

A very nice place hidden in the desert. The cobblestone road winding up the mountain and the narrow tunnel helps keep it isolated. It was cold but beautiful in this town. We had no TV, cell phone service or central heat but it was nice.

Thank Luis F
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Depends on the speed of the vehicle ... leaving the road are 24 km of pavement if you go in a mercedes you may want to take care of the suspension a bit and go slow .... but if you go in an all terrain you will arrive... More
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I used to live in Real. The last 30 km of road from Matewala is cobblestone which makes the bus go quite slow. No big hair pin curves. Not one white knuckle moment until you reach the tunnel. But there is nothing really... More
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