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Sotano de Las Golondrinas

Xilitla, Mexico
+52 1 489 100 2299
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1200 steps down so be ready but its an awesom view and great during the evening and early morning... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Russ T
A must see place!

1.5 millions birds live in this 900ft deep cave. They leave all at once in the morning between 6... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Juan Carlos F
Mexico City, Mexico
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“birds” (8 reviews)
“thousands” (2 reviews)
“swifts” (3 reviews)
Xilitla, Mexico
+52 1 489 100 2299
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Reviewed 6 days ago

1200 steps down so be ready but its an awesom view and great during the evening and early morning. This is where the students of UT free based from several years ago.

Thank Russ T
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

1.5 millions birds live in this 900ft deep cave. They leave all at once in the morning between 6 and 10 am depending on weather and temperatures. And they come back in the evening at sun down and they come in in groups. It is...More

Thank Juan Carlos F
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

A place to be emerged with God'd energy! You just be there early to be able to live this experience. 560 stairs are worth it! There is something about being near sooooo many "golondrinas "! Highly recommend this place!

Thank fedecarrera
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This is has been the most beautiful experience in my life. Seeing the sparrows dive at 95 miles per hour and hearing the sound of hundreds of them diving at the same time is a blessing.

Thank Alma B
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I went with some friends. We wanted to see birds entering and leaving this huge cave. We decided to camp onsite. Just to let you know, its like 500 m down to go arrive in the camp site, which is the site itself. We got...More

1  Thank Nathalie B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Totally worth the visit, even with our toddler! She was also happy to she how the birds went back home. Just be aware that there are a lot of steps and rocks untill you get to the top of the sótano

Thank Clara R
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is one of true marvelous natural events -- if you get to see it. Getting to the Sotano is no easy feat. It is high up in the hills, some 30-45 minutes from town. From there, you have to descend nearly 600 steps to...More

2  Thank gbruels
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Got here just before dark and the birds were coming in to roost. The parakeets were fluorescent and the swifts make a sound I doubt you've heard before. It is worth the drive. You can camp on the road above the hwy and be rewarded...More

1  Thank Dudley D
Reviewed 27 October 2016

In recent years this place has received an increasing amount of popularity, sadly this spoils the spectacle a bit. Travelling there is somewhat complicated, and then you have to wait until sunset or sunup to see the birds come in or out, respectively. We camped...More

1  Thank Sebastian S
Reviewed 9 October 2016

You can see the birds come back to roost and seeing them dive bomb into the cave.There are 600 steps to climb down and then back up.

Thank purpleheadpigeon
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