52 Photos of Grutas Tolantongo, An Amazing Hot Springs River in Mexico

52 Photos of Grutas Tolantongo, An Amazing Hot Springs River in Mexico

This past January we took the kids to Grutas Tolantongo in Hidalgo, Mexico. This was one of the most beautiful places I have seen on my travels abroad in Mexico. We camped for two nights right next to a hot spring river. It was amazing! If you want to read a little more about our camping adventure, check out Life Lessons While Camping on World Moms Network. The camping part was interesting, to say the least ;-) We learned a few lessons for our next trip. I would love to return here and spend an extra night or two.

52 Photos of Grutas Tolantongo, An Amazing Hot Springs River in Mexico

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Grutas Tolantongo is a six-hour drive from Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico. The water is warm, clean, and blue from the minerals. I could sit all day in the river relaxing. There are several areas here that you must visit. We were a little short on time because I was determined to see all of it! January has cool nights in Hidalgo which means we went in the off-season. There were very few visitors. I liked this. I wouldn’t want to go when it’s crowded like some of the photos on the main website. There are restaurants and hotels near the falls, river, and pools. The cave, tunnel, and river are natural wonders but they are maintained for safety and comfort.

I snapped lots of pictures during our visit to Grutas Tolantongo. If you get the chance to visit you will not regret it! There was a bus tour of older folks from Canada leaving the day we arrived. This is a place people of all ages can enjoy. The only warning I want to give is “WATCH YOUR BABIES!” There are a few spots that can be dangerous for children. Sawyer started to float away from us in the cave and it completely freaked me out. Outside of the cave is the first set of waterfalls. They have sandbags and roping across the drop-off but a little person could be washed through this. Take your children but keep them close, and have fun :-) Signing off, Tina

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Alexis is getting ready to take flight.

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No privacy in the campsite bathhouses. Weird right?
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Can you spot the goats?

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Entrance to the hot springs tunnel.

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I used a waterproof case for my camera. Not the greatest but it works!

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The waterfalls in the hot springs cave made for great massage therapy :-)

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One of the hotel pools. The water is pumped in from the hot springs.

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I am saving one of Sawyer’s arm floats.
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That red dot is a truck on the other side of this canyon. The hot springs cut through the canyon.

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Tell me you haven’t seen this photo in travel magazines?

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Someone is sleepy because he didn’t sleep well in the tent!
About the author
I live in Mexico with my hubby and four kiddos. I keep busy with homeschooling, traveling, and my Bible ministry. I love photography and writing, so I blog. My family is a little nutty but nutty is never boring and always an adventure. And I love adventure!

10 Comments

  1. looks pretty rugged & basic. requires gringos to be in good shape as its rough terrain?
    also you dont mention if hotel prices are reasonable??

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