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Real de Catorce

+52 55 5641 4773
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Lovely for a short visit.

One of our number has a limp and another doesn't like horses, so the hiking and riding options were... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
Liz E
via mobile
A Old, Quiet, Quaint Town

After all of the Easter visitors had left, Real de Catorce became an interesting town to visit... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 22 July 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

1  Thank Liz E
Reviewed 3 May 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

Thank ecowan56
Reviewed 17 January 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
Reviewed 29 November 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

Thank Veronica N
Reviewed 27 November 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

Thank luis g
Reviewed 15 July 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.

Thank Aleescandonm
Reviewed 16 February 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
Reviewed 14 January 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
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Being there made me wonder about how the town was a hundred years ago when was the biggest town in the area, when there was a full population and the place was working and people have a different life, the graveyard, the church, the food,...More

Thank Gilberto R
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Hill tops in Mexico can be very enticing. Real de Catorce is a wonderfull town to visit. It takes a bit of work to get there but once there it is a quite town with views of the surrounding hills (10,000 feet). A very peaceful...More

Thank larrycollins3
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2 April 2017|
Response from GotchaBernal | Reviewed this property |
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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19 February 2015|
Response from tomashopkins |
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