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Grutas de Bustamante, Bustamante

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Grutas de Bustamante, also known as Palmito Caves, are a group of natural caves located in the municipality of Bustamante, Nuevo Leon. The caves are located in an entrance of the mountains known as Sierra de Gomas, the Bustamente caves are located 107 kilometers northwest outside Monterrey and 7 kilometers southwest Bustamante municipal seat.HistoryThe caves are thought to have formed between 50 and 60 million years ago. During the prehistoric era, the caves were submerged in sea water that is the reason marine fossils like sea shells and snail shells can be seen on the cave walls. Bustamante caves like the García caves which were discovered a few years earlier, remained hidden for thousands of years until 1906. The discovery of the Bustamante caves was in 1906 when a local peasant was looking for palmito plant in the Gomas mountains, when he realized there was a small hole in the top of the mountain, so he decided to dig until he could go into a cave and to his surprise he found a wide variety of stalactites and stalagmites inside.
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  • Yeah, the title is pretty much how I felt about the place. It definitely could've lived without it, but our tour guide's monotone commentary during the tour was pretty hilarious. It's not as chilly as...  more »
  • I had been to this place recently with friends. Though it was a long travel for us from Monterrey, the drive was great thanks to the scenic mountains along the roads. The caves at Bustamante is like a...  more »
  • The activities that can be performed on family, friends or partner on Bustamante, visit the caves is a wonderful experience that brings you closer to the most primitive but beautiful nature preserves. Walking between this silent beauty is unforgettable for young and old stroll. Highly recommended.
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