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Grutas de Bustamante, Bustamante

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Geologic Formation Cave
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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  • The caves are amazing, everything what is formed, as it is formed; the entrance costs 40pp; you park your car down, do row, and raises you a fully air-conditioned truck of the Government of the State, the driver uniform, and units completely new and clean, raise the assembled in 3 minutes, you receive and assign you a guide. The tour lasts about 15-20 minutes; but worth it, guides him hechan win giving you explanations of everything, and the names that put forms and figures, at the end you have a viewpoint over the city
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  • 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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  • The young guides, enthusiastic but uninformed. I think that you can detail a little more about information related to caves and of the town itself.
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