Parque Nacional Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

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10 AM. until sundown, 365 days a year


$80 per person


Guerrero, Mexico

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+52 721 104 0156

About Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

Legends, performances, and amazing rock formations can all be found in one of the largest cave systems on earth.

A ABOUT TWO KILOMETH LONG KARTAST CAVE IS LOCATED UNDER THE CERRO DE LA CORONA (Crown Hill), in the named Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park. Native Americans refer to it by a variety of names, the most well-known of which is “Salachi.” The caves’ interiors have been the site of pre-Columbian ceramic discoveries during archaeological digs.

Plan Your Visit To Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

The caves are open every day, excluding holidays, and tours start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Only arranged two-hour walking tours (mainly easy walks, but expect slippery, damp steps) that leave from the visitor centre are permitted to visit the caves. The tour and admission cost MXN $90, and the majority of the guides speak Spanish, while English-speaking guides can be reserved in advance, usually at a higher price.

History of Grutas de Cacahuamilpa

Don Manuel Sáenz de la Pea, a shopkeeper who fled into the caves while being pursued by Mexican authorities, is credited with having “discovered” the caves in 1834. According to legend, an Englishman starved to death in one of these caverns in the nineteenth century, and his dog ultimately discovered his body and cuddled up next to it. When both of their bodies were discovered, the townspeople buried them within.

The caves were rediscovered and grew in popularity as a result. Careless tourists ruined the caves, particularly the glistening walls, which lost their lustre when people touched them because of the natural oils on their hands. Nowadays, only guided tours are used to access the caves. The tour typically includes legends about the caves as well as pointing out the numerous dramatically lighted stalactite, stalagmite, and column figures that can be found there.

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Some of the most well-known of these sculptures include “The Madonna,” “The Fountain,” “The Organs” (which like organ pipe cactus but when struck with a rock make a repetitive tone resembling organ music), and, undoubtedly the most well-known, one that resembles a glass bottle filled to the brim with foam. Depending on your guide’s preference, “The Bottle” may be flowing beer, champagne, or, when speaking to groups of children, Coca-Cola is a popular option.

In honour of the playwright Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, a resident of the adjacent tourist destination of Taxco, Jornadas Alarconianas is an annual summer concert series. Symphonic orchestras will often perform at least one of these concerts each year at the Cacahuamilpa Caves.

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