The Tolantongo Caves are one of the favorite destinations for tourists because they are close to Mexico City, in addition to their prices are very affordable. It has impressive views of waterfalls, mountainous landscapes and are recognized for their small spaces of hot Springs which are perfect to enjoy at any time of the year as they resemble a natural jacuzzi.
The climate is hot, reaching average temperatures of 30 degrees and a minimum of 15 to 16 degrees. The thermal water has an ideal temperature to enjoy between 36 and 38 degrees. The pools of Tolantongo are 40 terraces located on the steep cliff where the water of the river that flows through the caves accumulates.
They are located in San Cristóbal Municipality of Cardonal in Hidalgoto get there by private car you have to take the highway Mexico-Pachuca with a price of 62 pesos at the Ojo de Agua Booth and 25 pesos in the San Cristóbal Booth; before entering the City of Pachuca there is an exit to the left to go to Actopan, Hidalgothen you must take the highway Pachuca-Ixmiquilpan and finally the Bypass to Cardona which is a dirt road. They are approximately 3 hours and 50 minutes of walking.
It has a camping area, bathrooms and showers, dressing rooms, security and basic medical service. There is a 1890 m long zip line and it is priced at 200 pesos per person. Box office hours of operation are from 6 am to 10 pm; thermal pools from 8 am to 9 pm; caves, tunnel, waterfalls and pools from 8 am to 5 pm; and the restaurant and kitchens from 8 am to 9 pm.
The general entrance to the caves has a cost of 150 pesos per person and it is important to mention that all payments are in cash, in addition to the fact that it is per day. This ticket gives the possibility of entering all the attractions such as the grotto, the tunnel, river, pools, thermal pools, suspension bridges, waterfalls, among others. The validity is from 7 am to 8 pm and children under 4 years old enter free. Parking has a cost of 30 pesos daily.
In the place it is possible to rent simple rooms with a double bed for two people from 750 pesos per night or double beds from A thousand pesos the night; It should be noted that pets are not allowed and the reservation must be made at the time of arrival since it is not possible by phone or online.
It is also possible to camp, the cost of the camping rental is 150 pesos for a house of 4 people or 6 from 200 pesos. Although if you have camping equipment it is only necessary to cover the Entrance ticket to the park on the day of arrival and the following day.
Some of the recommendations that are given is to enjoy the pools early since throughout the day it fills with more people, especially during the holiday season such as the Holy Week. In addition, all visitors are asked to enter the swim with a bathing suit, even with babies who have to wear a special diaper. In addition to using special water shoes because at the entrance there are stones that can hurt your feet if you only wear sandals.