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Grutas de Garcia

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Address: Carretera 40 hacia Saltillo | 40 Km de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
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Stunning and dramatic caves dating back more than 50 million years ago.

Stunning and dramatic caves dating back more than 50 million years ago.

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Beautiful and worth the treck

While the 'grutas' may be bit far off, they are surely worth your time. Once there, you can either take a lift up the mountain or hike up the mountain along a zig-zap paved path... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Monterrey, Mexico
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Monterrey, Mexico
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the 'grutas' may be bit far off, they are surely worth your time. Once there, you can either take a lift up the mountain or hike up the mountain along a zig-zap paved path which I was told can take up to an hour to walk up or if you are 'elite' you can make it in 25 mins... More 

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81 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with my wife and another family. We had a child and it was safe for us and for the child too. First, we took uber, we didn't know that the road has taxes to pay to go to gracia, we paid 2 times each way, the first time was about 48 pesos, the second time was a... More 

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Thank Khaled I
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The caves are gorgeous... a natural place with history. The guide is full of interesting information.

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Thank Monica R
Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We took an Uber from Apodaca. The journey was about an hour and there were 2 road tolls along the way (paid about 200 pesos for the tolls). There were some stalls selling snacks,beverages and crafts near the ticket counter. The tickets to enter the Grutas via the cable ride cost 80 pesos for adults and 60 pesos for children... More 

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Paris, France
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119 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Well, what can I say. It's a cave. But I find it to be more interesting than many others. The view from the top of the cable car is amazing. Worth visit even for that. The cave itself is lit nicely and you can find some fossils in the stone. Possible also walk up the mountain. Not too far from... More 

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Fullerton, California
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

Definitely worth the drive and really cheap to get in. We rented a car and parked with no problem, it was $80 pesos to take the cart up (they did stuff it with way too many people though). Once you get to the top (which you can also hike up to for $50 pesos) the views are amazing. Inside you... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A scenic but short tram ride up the steep hill to the entrance of the cave. There's a path if you wish to walk up or down. The tour takes about 45 minutes, guides are helpful and personable. The cave is easy to find, just west of Monterrey outside of Garcia - signs direct the way from town.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

I swore I would never ride a gondola because I am afraid of heights, but this ride up to the cave entrance was not bad at all. This cave was amazing. I had read about caves prior to my visit, which was good because I could understand only a few of the words of the Spanish-speaking guide. It took about... More 

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Edwards, Il
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Very windy the day we visited. So much so that they closed the gondola down. It was a .9 mile hike with 1000 ft of elevation change - thanks to my Fitbit. Many people were unprepared for the hike. Wear sensible shoes as you may be walking down. The tour was great and the caves were impressive. We came via... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

The Caves of Garcia (Grutas de Garcia) are an amazing experience. They are about 45 minutes outside of Monterrey, and easy to reach by car. There is free parking, and then you ride a cable car (Teleferico) up the side of the mountain to the caves. The tour consists of a paved walkway two kn long, with a tour guide.... More 

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