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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  • It’s about an hour hike for those in ok shape. It’s steep, so walk slowly. Really wise to bring enough water, good shoes and some chocolate. The view at the top is amazing. And the pyramid at the top ...  more »
  • The hike up from town is a bit of a butt kicker but it's absolutely worth it. It's not a hike... its 1200 vertical feet of steps but not steps, mostly rocks. Still, you go through all that effort - to...  more »
  • A beautiful trail much connection to the nature, the place offers great peace and freedom. Worth to feel the vibe of the pyramid
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