Tepozteco, Tepoztlan

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Hike up to Tepozteco, the ancient Aztec temple dedicated to Tepoztecatl, the god of the pulque drink. Overlooking the rustic village of Tepoztlan, known for its Mezcal production, the archaeological site consists of a 10 m (33 ft) high, pyramid-shaped temple perched on a sheer clifftop. On the strenuous uphill trek to the temple, you will pass through lush green rainforest, see waterfalls and rock formations, and perhaps spot the elusive coati. When you reach the pyramid, you will be rewarded with a vista of the town and verdant rainforest below. To visit Tepozteco and other attractions in Tepoztlan, use our Tepoztlan day trip planning website .
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  • October 3, 2017
    Lack of police, although tourist. There are no indications whatsoever, no lines or security markings.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Definitely worth the climb. Lots of photo opportunities (rest stops) on the way up. I have enjoyed this both times that I have been up. The pyramid is not as big as others but the view is phenomenal. ...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    If you're visiting this beautiful town the first thing you should do is to visit this beautiful natural attraction that is the Tepozteco mountain, is located near the Center and is recommended for the whole family, however is a place that has lots of stairs and trails by l or which you must climb, with water and in any case at a considerable rate (30 min to 1 hour). Finally arriving at the tip you can visit the archaeological site and enjoy of magnificent views from the heights of around Tepoztlan
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