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Tolantongo Caves

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Address: San Cristobal, Cardonal, Hidalgo, Ixmiquilpan, Mexico
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08:00 - 18:00
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Amazing cave

We went over the holiday break. It was a bit crowded, but the Gruta itself was amazing. The small pools built into the hillside were also lovely. The food was OK and the... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Marc S
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there in between of climbing Mexican volcanoes. We used a local company from Mexico City called Nomáda and they did incredible job (all transportation, food, guides, very good price). The caves are very beautiful - I recommend going there during the week as it is less crowded than weekends. Beautiful waterfalls with hot spring water, cave (tunnel) with... More 

1 Thank Misha C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Road to springs is rough. Cost extra for certain pools. OverAll AMAZING! If you can go, GO! You won't regret it.

Thank Krista S
Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Best place to spend a day relaxing. They only charged us 100 pesos each, not sure why but what a deal. We tried the tunnel, waited about 45 min. for a 10 sec spray of cool water, then a 20 foot walk through the hot muggy tunnel. Meh.The tunnel underneath this one is full of warm to hot water, was... More 

1 Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

We went over the holiday break. It was a bit crowded, but the Gruta itself was amazing. The small pools built into the hillside were also lovely. The food was OK and the accommodations were basic but clean. Tons of people camped. We stayed in a simple room and it was fine. It's a long way away from anywhere, but... More 

Thank Marc S
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We visited with family a few years ago. We camped by the river. You can rent tents and even bedding. We explored to hot spring caves and tunnel. Finding a room hidden in the back of a tunnel with hot water coming out was really cool.

1 Thank William R
Calgary, Canada
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107 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We arrived around 3pm. They charge at the gates from 8pm for the next day, so we had to pay for two days for one nights stay (380 pesos/day). Went on Saturday, stayed the night, left Sunday. Bad idea for camping in our pop up camper because all the locals come on that night as well. Between the car stereos... More 

Thank ToyotaAdventureros
Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The baths on the hillside are nice, but the tunnel and caves is where the really hot water is very soothing. A water proof light is a handy thing to have but not necesssary. The caves are dark but they have attendants with lights to help guide you. The selection of food is not great but good enough. Water shoes... More 

2 Thank Steveellis1111
Blacksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We were one of only two gringo families there, mostly visitors from Mexico City. The pools were warm but not hot. The cave for us was the highlight, we stayed in it for a few hours. Really nice experience and worth the visit. Lots of rushing warm water to massage your back. You have to arrive in the early morning... More 

Thank travelmamanow
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I was first introduce to this amazing place on Facebook. I immediately decided this would be an awesome place to go with my husband and 3 sons. We flew into Mexico City then rented a car to travel to Tolantongo. It is a 4 hour drive but we love road trips and this one did not disappoint! Getting to this... More 

10 Thank Sylvia M
Mexico City, Mexico
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82 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

MUST SEE!!! It's beautiful and peaceful (if you go during the week). The tunnel is short and dark which I thought was perfect because the water in there is hot and it's very steamy. The cave is huge and so interesting. There are several places where warm water is just pouring out of the ceiling into the pool in the... More 

33 Thank oralynnq2

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