Grottos of Tolantongo
Located in the state of Hidalgo, in the Mezquital Valley, this beautiful set of caves is the ideal place to spend an unforgettable day, surrounded by nature. Within Tolantongo there is lots to see, including the section known as Paraiso Escondido, where you can find 46 pools of hot water, great for swimming and enjoying the natural massage provided by the waterfall.
There is also a section known as “the grotto” located at 1,250 meters above sea level. It is the perfect place to relax in its warm waters. Thrill seekers can also enjoy one of the longest ziplines in the state. It is divided into four lines and measures 1.890 meters.
The cost of this activity is $150 Mexican pesos (approximately US $9.00), and is only recommended for those who are not afraid of heights. But for those who wish to do it, we assure you that the view will take your breath away.
Children under 5 are free.
The ticket is valid from 7 am to 8 pm, and if you decide to spend the night there you will be charged 2 tickets worth to cover the entrance the day you arrive and the day you leave. Within Tolantongo there are several hotels, like La Huerta, Paraíso Escondido, La Gruta and Molanguito. They are quite cozy and cheap, but no reservations are taken, so you should arrive early. It is advisable to go during the week as weekends and holidays bring in large crowds of people.
Another option is to camp. Tents are rented at $100 pesos (around US $6.00) and camping is free. Likewise, you can buy wood for fires, or rent a mattress for $120 pesos (around US $7.00) and new blankets for $100 pesos (around US $6.00).
It is also important to note that no credit cards are accepted so bringing enough cash to cover the trip is strongly recommended. Pets are not accepted and alcoholic beverages are prohibited in some areas of the caves, near pools, rivers, ponds and waterfalls.
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