Sotano de las Huahuas
Sotano de las Huahuas
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cavedodger
Playa del Carmen, Mexico669 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
We ended up here by accident after failing to make reservations at another attraction. The young local guide Isaura was very knowledgeable and knew when to talk and when to just stay quiet and let us enjoy the forest and wildlife. The cave itself is breath-taking and we saw scores of green parrots and swifts darting in and out of the cave to feed their young. It was a hot afternoon which made the walk more challenging but the entire pathway has manmade steps and Isaura allowed multiple rest stops for people to catch their breathe. Will remember this one for years to come.
Written 2 May 2021
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RxVacation
San Dimas, CA1,170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We did this attraction as part of a full day that started with visiting the "Jardin Escultorico Edward James" with "Huasteca Sharet" tour company. The tour company was fantastic and really made for a fun and entertaining day. But you have to be prepared for lots of uphill climbing. Because we were visiting at the end of the day and trying to catch the birds returning to their nests, we were walking up a very unstable path at dusk which meant walking down pretty much in the dark. :(
Our guide Jesus was so accommodating an made sure we were all safe and he was terrific, definitely A+ service!!
The actual viewing of the birds returning back to their nests was a pretty awesome experience. The sound of hundreds of birds flying down into the sotano was cool.
Written 6 January 2020
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Marie5466
Guanajuato Municipality, Mexico1,120 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Little known, more remote and quieter cousin to the Sotano de las Golondrinas. When I went there, I, alone with my guides, was the only spectator to thousands upon thousands of birds returning home from the coast at sunset.

Some ‘quilas’ (green parrot like birds) were also circling the pit before dark giving a green flash of color amongst the black of all the swifts.

Quieter but just as sublime. This cave is at nearly the same altitude as the Golondrinas. It is part of a wildlife sanctuary and can be reached after climbing many stairs.

It has one of the largest underground halls in the world (184-meter-wide by 290-meter high) that could fit a soccer stadium. It can be accessed by a 90-meter-high and 30-meter-wide shaft. The total vertical depth is 478 meters and comes in two shots, the first one is 202 meters, the second one is 276 meters.

Here you find green parrots (Arantiga Holochlora) and the white breasted swift (Streptpprocne Zonaris).

After hearing many complaints about how crowded Las Golondrinas was, I am very happy I decided to come here. The spectacle was intense and surreal. Not sure if I was more amazed by the sound or the sight. Each bird flying at 200km/hour, makes quite a unique sound in the wind as they bomb down the shaft of the pit.

Paid guide (all speak Spanish and Tenek) accompany you for a very small fee. Worth every peso.
Written 31 March 2019
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