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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  • Hiking was a bit difficult for some in our party as it was a bit muddy however it was worth the effort as the views are magnificent and the energy amazing !  more »
  • I loved it! they have to take the time to go to this majestic place, full of trees, birds, history... and it has a view that is worth! comfortable shoe and hat... a good attitude and climb the Hill. If you can take a guide, help the economy of the town.
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  • Lack of police, although tourist. There are no indications whatsoever, no lines or security markings.
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