Grutas de Garcia, Monterrey

2.3
#2 of 9 in Nature in Nuevo Leon
Head into Grutas de Garcia, an otherworldly system of caves dating back some 50-60 million years. The large chambers were first discovered in 1843 by a priest walking up the El Fraile mountain. Up until then, they had remained hidden in a limestone mountain, and submersion in seawater during the prehistoric era has left a wealth of marine fossils on the cave walls. Reach the caves by a five-minute ride on an aerial tramway; or, if you're feeling particularly energetic, consider taking the steep path up to the entrance. Make Grutas de Garcia part of your personalized Monterrey itinerary using our Monterrey tour itinerary builder app .
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  • The caves are really cool, but all of the signage and lights take away from the natural beauty at times. We didn’t stay with the guide for very long, while we were with him he was just telling us what different things looked like. It is possible that after we left he got to some interesting history.
  • I love this place! If visiting Monterrey, you must visit this place! Just a tip, take some water with you when doing the tour. I was dying at the amount of stairs i had to walk while following the tour guide. Granted, i am over weight so that contributed to my thirst and tiredness but still, alot of people were thirsty and tired.
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