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Grutas de Garcia

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Address: Carretera 40 hacia Saltillo | 40 Km de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
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Stunning and dramatic caves dating back more than 50 million years ago.

Stunning and dramatic caves dating back more than 50 million years ago.

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A must see when in the Monterrey region

The Caves of Garcia (Grutas de Garcia) are an amazing experience. They are about 45 minutes outside of Monterrey, and easy to reach by car. There is free parking, and then you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Santa Clarita, California
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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Caves of Garcia (Grutas de Garcia) are an amazing experience. They are about 45 minutes outside of Monterrey, and easy to reach by car. There is free parking, and then you ride a cable car (Teleferico) up the side of the mountain to the caves. The tour consists of a paved walkway two kn long, with a tour guide.... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive the visit to the caves "grutas de Garcia". I totally recommend them, there is a ferry that takes you up to the mountain where the caves are and it is a wonderful ride, then the tour inside the caves is just magnificent.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Desertic area near Municipio de Garcia. It's far away the city soy it is good to arrange a round trip from the city. Don't rely on uber for your return. Good fare for a taxi would be arround MEX$1100 and the driver it's going to wait for you there. For a tour you have to arrange for it at least... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

going up on the mono lift besides the mountain, after ten minute trip you start your walk inside the mountain, all over the natural caverns, you need to have good activity condition, you have to go through more than 700 stairs so be ware of the condition

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

These caves have amazing marble formations with 50 meters tall columns and some strange figures that let your imagination fly. In my Top 5 in the world, I regret being so many times in Monterrey without visiting them. This caves are located about 45 minutes from Monterrey/ San Pedro, most of the time the roads are good. Once you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've been to many caves but these are really impressive and well maintained. The tour is in Spanish but still worth going. It takes about an hour and there are stairs to climb but my 70 year old mom was able to do it. We road the lift up to the entrance and it was safe and well maintained. It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We visited with s group of friends. Very young and very old. It was a nice day. The cave is nice. For the younger folks the walk up is great. For the older ones the ride up is a good option.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

These are stunning caves with a size that you won't believe. The cable car ride to the top is a nice experience - like skiing without snow. Having a guide is not optional - though he seemed most impressed with the animal or human shapes that the rocks formed, than really understanding the geology of the caves. When I asked... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

If you visit Monterrey you must go Grutas, it ios about 40 minutes from Downtown but it worth go. Besides, you can visit a Zoo on the way

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The place is very well conserved and clean. Everyone is very polite and kind. The tour in the grutas is simply amazing and very well explained by the tour guides. VERY RECOMMENDED.

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