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Beautiful landscape, beautiful gems, great experience!

I visited the mine in May, we bought the tickets at the store (cheaper than booking it in the town... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Emilly E
Durham, North Carolina
Interesting Experience in Central Mexico

I visited with some friends back in May. While there are tours that can be arranged from nearby... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Evan M
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Tequisquiapan, Mexico
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

I visited the mine in May, we bought the tickets at the store (cheaper than booking it in the town) it's a nice house, the family that owns the mine is very gentle. They take you up in the mine, the landscape is just absolutely...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2018

I visited with some friends back in May. While there are tours that can be arranged from nearby Tequisquiapan, if you have a rental car, it is better to drive. The tours cost 350-450 Pesos (around 15-20 USD), but if you sign up at the...More

1  Thank Evan M
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I found out about the opal mines from Foursquare while in Tequisquiapan and gambled our limited time in the area on a trip to the mines. This turned out to be the best decision we could’ve made! The ride up was rocky,...More

1  Thank winterhaley
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This tour of the opal mine and the visit to the home of the family that works with and sells opals is very sweet. We first learned about the different types and properties of opal and got to see the polishing/shaping of the stone in...More

1  Thank sprout222018
Reviewed 7 April 2018

I went on a private tour with some friends. We had the oportunity to experince an explotion. And we got to keep whatever we found. It was a great experience.

1  Thank Ninaa C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Takes about a ten-minute ride from Tequisquiapan to the town of La Trinidad which is the nearest town to the Opal Mine location. In La Trinidad, you'll find several small Opal stone stores. One of them offers a ride and tour to the mine site...More

Thank José L A
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A family run attraction. Kindness and charm are their trademark. The trip up the mountain is quite an experience! (be prepared for a rather bumpy ride). The sweeping views from the top are breathtaking and you are able to keep any opals you find!

Thank Monica W
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The tour won't happen if there aren't four people signed up. So if you're a couple or a single traveler, you might not get to do the tour. Sucks to plan a visit to Tequis around this tour and then not be able to do...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Learn while you listen, see and do. See the shop, the store and the actual mines Find out and practice how to cut a rock and find the opals. Fun.

Thank MarthaG1765
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We visited the mines with our two daughters (8&10). We all enjoyed the adventure. They picked us up in twin and drove us up to the store to explain about the Opals and then off to the mines. We chose to start at the bottom...More

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14 September 2018|
Response from Evan M | Reviewed this property |
I cant remember exactly. I think its 20-30 min to and from the mine, and I think around 90 min at the mine itself.
26 June 2018|
Response from sprout222018 | Reviewed this property |
The owner of the opal museum and shop does not speak English, but he was patient and waited for me to translate to my non-Spanish speaking family. The person who took us up to the mines spoke some English; enough to... More