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Address: Alta Vista Road, Chacala, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 327 105 3504

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One of my favorite hidden wonders I have seen in West Mexico.

Off the beaten track and hard to find but once you did you have found a hidden area of petroglyph, altars (some still being used) in a beautiful creek setting. You must have a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 April 2016
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Off the beaten track and hard to find but once you did you have found a hidden area of petroglyph, altars (some still being used) in a beautiful creek setting. You must have a guide or forget about finding it.

2 Thank sirenanathalieNyc
Whistler, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

While the Petroglyphs are pretty cool themselves, it's the whole adventure that makes this amazing spot special. To get here drive north on Hwy 200. About 10.5 kms north of Penita, and 3kms north of the Playa El Naranjo turnoff (at about the 81.8 km mark) make a right towards Alta Vista. Go 1.6 kms and turn left onto a... More 

3 Thank David C
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We hiked back into the jungle to see the petroglyphs.. they were cool.. be sure to find the 'sponge bob' one!

1 Thank Mary L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Very interesting trek along a dry river bed to see significant petroglyphs , waterfall and sacred location still in use. Signs are old but very helpful in understanding the context for what one is looking at. Get a guide so as not to waste time going the wrong way, as the early part of the path is not marked. Several... More 

1 Thank greenever
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

In the summer of 2014 I lived in Alta Vista--teaching English. I was able to visit the petroglyph site and speak with many about it. It is a spiritual place, not to be missed. I wrote a short e-book which contains a map and my overall wonderful experiences with new friends--see photo

6 Thank ronkaren12016
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Truly enjoyed our visit to the petroglyphs at Altavista today. Chuy from Xplore Chacala (storefront near the beach in Chacala adjacent to the Hotel Mar de Coral) was our guide and did a great job showing us the way and telling us about the petroglyphs and native plants and fruits. His English is excellent and he is originally from Chacala.... More 

4 Thank Bobeana
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Wow, incredible experience! Difficult to find, not marked but that was the best part of this adventure. Locals were very helpful in the town.

1 Thank ronkaren1
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

September is definitely not the right time of year to be visiting this time of year (hot, humid), and definitely not the right time to be tromping through a jungle (HOT. HUMID) looking for petroglyphs. I've been spoiled by spectacular ruins and frankly found this boring.

Thank CarmichaelVentura
Christina Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

Not the easiest place to find as there are no signs on either road or trail in, but in the end you are well rewarded for your efforts. Gorgeous jungle oasis awaits you, as you pick your way slowly up a frond covered creek bed. Many petroglyphs line your walk, with good explanations of the site's ancient and ongoing spiritual... More 

1 Thank Joanna026
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

A great place to visit the Petrogylph are great, do not forget to visit Alta Vista a very nice little town and you must visit Cerrito Encantado in Alta Vista, Don Jose will welcome you and you will love the views of the Ocean and if you are lucky (like us) You will be able to see the Islas Marias.... More 

3 Thank Jose Lorenzo H

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