Tolantongo Caves, Ixmiquilpan

3.5
#2 of 10 in Parks in Hidalgo
Take a dip in the mystical paradise that is Tolantongo Caves high in the mountains. The caves are divided into two areas. The larger grotto features a warm natural pool, stalactites, stalagmites, and an increase in temperature as a result of mineral-rich water misting in from the ceiling and walls. Rest in the flowing stream inside the cave or unwind in the waterfall pools, which are natural cliffside springs. For the adventurous, experience a 1,800 m (1.1 mi) zipline or the suspension bridge. Listen to the echoes of the waterfall with mountains all around. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Tolantongo Caves by using our Ixmiquilpan day trip tool .
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  • October 3, 2017
    Be sure to check the forecast rain and it was a serious mistake, because we arrived and the day was rainy (not too hard) but caused that access to the caves were closed and also the River was with a very strong current and turbulence and looked as if it were pure thing do, which let us sights without service, in addition to getting the last kilometer dirt road and parking also is ground so we had to go skating in the mud. When trying to book hotel, there was no available rooms at any of the three hotels. Finally we went to the pool and pocitas, which were saturated by the closure of caves and river. The view is very beautiful, but was not seen well by being rainy and cloudy. The cost per person is $140 pesos + $20 for parking. Finally we stayed in a hotel in the Centre of Ixmiquilpan $450 (KS) very clean and comfortable, our plan was to leave very early return, because otherwise this far (1 hour). Barbecue (the best I've eaten) very rich ixmiquilpan and at a good price ($25 x taco, but leave you with 2). Another detail is that there are tents for all sides, corridors, gardens, halls, near the pools, with clothes lying everywhere, that takes away lot overlooking the natural landscape. The main reason why not definately is the difficulty to reserve a hotel room
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  • October 2, 2017
    I visited the Grutas de Tolantongo with friends on a day trip arranged by a tour company. The entrance fee is 140 pesos. It is a 4-4.5 hour trip from Mexico City. You can rent a large locker for 50 pe...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    We decided to follow the advice of the reviews and go during the week to not find so many people, still being Tuesday there were quite a few people already. After a long road we wanted to get to settle down to the hotel to go to enjoy the place, error, we arrived at 10 o'clock in the morning and quarters do not assign them until 1 in the afternoon, you have to write down a list and go back to that time to which you can not know if there is place or not to stay, at 1 pm you back and you wait your turn to choose room (waiting you can take up to 1 hour), the next step is to install you in your room until 3 pm... All this is cumbersome, it would be good to update the process to perform by itself, in the end, tired but it was worth it, the room assigned to us was an amazing window right next to the pools, outside of that was nothing luxurious but perfect for a day. So the best option is to stay in the area where you alojaras that day and another get to know the rest because you lose almost a half-day on your arrival and installation, further recalling that the restaurants close early. In the area of the pools there is so many choices of food but the 'hidden paradise' is good choice, in the area of the cave you'll find more options to eat. Park overall place is nice (though not so natural), Grotto, ponds, the bridge and the River are very much worth, views are beautiful and the water has a temperature perfectly lukewarm in which you can relax. There are bathrooms everywhere so in any area in which decide to be will have the service. Take into account that if you take a person with motor disabilities or who do not walk much will be areas of difficult access, there are many stairs and slopes and rises in some parts. Not to forget:-there are no ATMs within the site and is paid in cash around so it is good to be prepared. -Carry special footwear for use in the water the rocks become hurt, there are places outside that sell it if they do not wear as well as within the Park, prices do not vary much. -If you're that does not release the cell phone carry a special bag to save it, is also available at the site. -In the Grotto will tell you that there is no place to leave your things and that it is necessary to rent a locker, this is "false", it is but you can not stay so long as an area prone to landslides "danger"... but for a moment there is no problem provided it with lguien of your trust to care for them, nor is option remain so long within the Grotto because saturated people. In short a place that you should visit at least once in life but be aware that not all type of people who will have culture of cleanliness or respect the space of other.
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