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Different place to visit!

It is an excellent place to share with your family and friends. The staff is very friendly, it has... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Sonia L
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Interesting and Fun

We enjoyed our experience at the mine. After donning the required hard hats and boots, we were led... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2016
molemaven
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Sarasota, Florida
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11 Dec 2016
“Different place to visit!”
16 Nov 2016
“Interesting and Fun”
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

It is an excellent place to share with your family and friends. The staff is very friendly, it has all the necessary implements and above all it is completely free. The city is located in the Ecuadorian province of El Oro. It is an amazing...More

Thank Sonia L
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We enjoyed our experience at the mine. After donning the required hard hats and boots, we were led by a really informative guide, who answered our questions and encouraged more. It gave us some perspective on what miners go through spending so much time away...More

Thank molemaven
Reviewed 4 July 2016

It is an excellent place to share with your family and friends.The staff is very friendly, it has all the necessary implements and above all it is completely free. The city, located in the Ecuadorian province of El Oro, is a national and international tourist...More

1  Thank Adriana C
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Zaruma is an important mining community with a history in gold and silver dating back over 500 years, Mina El Sexmo is a glimpse into that history

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 8 July 2015

My size 13 shoes have no equal in Ecuador, the rubber boots supplied are for smaller feet, though I was able to attract a minimal amount of mud on my street shoes. This was a working mine until 20 years ago and one cannot help...More

1  Thank kmalivuk
Reviewed 16 October 2014

A five minute walk from the town centre. A local guide will take you 500 metres into the mine. They provide boots and hard hats... and it's FREE. We gave a tip.

Thank MiddletonWright
Reviewed 26 August 2014

El Sexmo is a mine dating from the XVI century that produced gold for the Spanish crown, then for a US company and finally for an Ecuadorian one. Zaruma grew literally around the miners. It brings us back to a bygone era. There is a...More

4  Thank Diego R
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My girlfriend and I visited El Sexmo on a Sunday while in Zaruma. We hailed a taxi, asked for 'la Mina' and the driver knew exactly what we meant. After a 5 minute ride our cab driver let us out at a gate with the...More

11  Thank Andrew C
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RobertK779
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Response from molemaven | Reviewed this property |
Probably not a good idea to go in a mine if you 're claustrophobic.
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