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Altavista Petroglyph Complex

Chacala, Mexico
+52 327 105 3504
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Altavista Petroglyphs

We visited the Petroglyphs on Sunday Feb 10, 2018. The comments on the road access and signage are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ken W
Well defined petroglyphs that are worth seeing

We hiked in to see the petroglyphs with guide Chuy. These were the most well defined petroglyphs I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“dirt road” (4 reviews)
“entrance fee” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Chacala, Mexico
+52 327 105 3504
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited the Petroglyphs on Sunday Feb 10, 2018. The comments on the road access and signage are legit. It requires a solid 4 wheel drive or you walk further. We went there with a friend of ours from the area that had visited the...More

Thank Ken W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked in to see the petroglyphs with guide Chuy. These were the most well defined petroglyphs I have ever seen and I have seen many. It’s amazing how deep many of them are considering some are 8,000- 10,000 years old. Wear sturdy shoes as...More

Thank BallardRanger
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This would be considered "off the beaten path" by most. We started by driving to Altavista, then asking the first caballero we saw if he knew a guide that could take us to the petroglifos...he was our guide. It's a not overly challenging hike with...More

2  Thank daddymak
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

We hired Chuy in the town of Chacala. He was fabulous,and extremely knowledgeable. Without his guidance we would have missed a great deal. Well worth it.

4  Thank deborahbaillie
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Chewy was so knowledgeable and allowed us to keep our own pace. If we had not had him as a guide we would have missed so much history and petroglyphs. Absolutely beautiful. We have been in Chacala many times by boat...still here by boat...and another...More

2  Thank John Debby D
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We hired a guide familiar with the complex. We took a local cab to the starting point and began our hike through time Many petroglyphs and the interpretive signs were most welcome.

2  Thank JACK E
Reviewed 11 February 2017

It's off the beaten path, but definitely worth a visit.We managed to get here via taxi and got a lift home from strangers we met on the trail, but I would probably recommend renting a car and driving. It's a fairly short hike (around 1.5...More

1  Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had heard about these petroglyphs so while we were staying at Rincon de guyabitos we decided to take them in. We didn't have a car so we hired a local taxi driver to take us in the morning which is supposed to be the...More

3  Thank DeltaDawn90
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I made my third trip to Mexico and wanted to see a pyramid but there are none on the pacific side of the coast. After much exploring I learned there was ancient petroglific ruins. It's a hike to get in, as we definately needed a...More

6  Thank MontrealPhotoChick
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I highly recommend Chuy, who operates Xplore Chacala, for a guided tour of this site. My family and I took this tour yesterday, and it was a super experience. We drove to the start of a walk down a dirt road with farmland adjoining it...More

6  Thank BarbaraJS2451
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2 April 2017|
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Response from BarbaraJS2451 | Reviewed this property |
My family visited the site with Chuy, who owns and operates Xplore Chacala out of the village of Chacala. Chacala is a small beach village about 20 minutes from the site. Huichol people, descendants of the people who... More
16 February 2015|
Response from XploreChacala |
Hola, Nancy! I really hope that you enjoy your stay in Chacala. Regarding your question about Altavista, you can come with us on a guided visit to the Petroglyphs, you might want to join some group if there is one scheduled... More