Grutas de Garcia, Monterrey

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    Looking out from the entrance to the...
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    View of the Valley Below the Caves
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    Grutas de Garcia (Garcia's Caves)

    by TexasDave Updated Feb 17, 2006

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    This group of caves is several hundred feet above the floor of the canyon. It's about a 30 - 45 min. drive from downtown, depending on traffic and if you get lost. It was developed as a tourist attraction by the Monterrey Lions Club after WW II. For decades there was a traintrack that ran up the side of the mountain (portions of it almost vertically), but just a few years a Swiss firm was hired to install a cable tram. So now you get into the gondola and silently swish up to the entrance. The admission, including the tram ride, is about $5 U.S. If you want to walk up they take about $2 off (It takes about an hour to walk up).
    The tour itself takes about 45 mins. and covers over a mile. Some of the inclines are steep and there several sets of stairs that are more like ladders, so bring good walking/hiking shoes. The tour of the caves itself is not for the physically handicapped!

    Entrance to the Caves Looking out from the entrance to the caves One of the Vertiginous Climbs From the Cablecar Base Looking Up
    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Family Travel

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    Las Grutas de Garcia

    by liusia Written Sep 22, 2006

    You should definitely pay a visit. The tour guides are hilarious, the caves are pleasantly spooky, and the view from the top of "the Sleeping Indian" mountain is gorgeous.

    View from the entrance to Las Grutas de Garcia
    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Adventure Travel
    • National/State Park

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