In January 2015 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 Beautiful 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.
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
Originally published July 23, 2015
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12 thoughts on “52 Photos of Grutas Tolantongo, An Amazing Hot Springs River in Beautiful Mexico”
That looks like so much fun!
Steve – http://www.WeBeTripping.com
Wow! This place is amazing! What an adventure!!!
I want to go back! It was awesome. You guys would have loved it :-)
Thank you Shirley!
That has me running to Google maps to figure out how far away this amazing place is. I so hope it doesn’t get overrun. The cave looks wonderful too. What a great family get away!
It was an awesome experience! I hope it’s not too much for you and you can enjoy it as well :-)
Hi Tina! I’m planning a trip here with my mother this coming fall, I have a few questions! How did you guys get out there? I’d love to use public transportation, but it doesn’t look very consistent. Did you just rent a car? Thank you so much! Any info is much appreciated!
We drove our truck. Your best bet might be to take a tour bus there. They do have tour buses that travel there and spend a few days :-) You might google bus tours to Grutas Tolantongo. Hope this helps!
looks pretty rugged & basic. requires gringos to be in good shape as its rough terrain?
also you dont mention if hotel prices are reasonable??
It is rugged and basic but that is part of the beauty. We don’t like tourist spots. We prefer nature and authenticity. I don’t mention prices but there is a red link in my first paragraph to their website. Here is the link to costs on their website as well. http://www.grutastolantongo.com.mx/es/costos.html
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