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A must do! Sacred ground and great hike

I used “a bit of a trek”’s review for the driving directions. We had a Volkswagen rental car and... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
Nelson, Canada
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amazing rocks, pools & carvings

They just completed fixing the road and now the ride is so much nicer. It is now mostly flat dirt... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2018
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time visiting: we recommend you bringing good hiking shoes, water, hats, and some snacks. We were charged $30 Mexican pesos per person. We drove all the way to the parking lot were there is an attendant. Once there you pay and star your journey....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

I used “a bit of a trek”’s review for the driving directions. We had a Volkswagen rental car and could have gone the entire way to the entry gate, but previous posts concerned us. The road is right, but go slow and it was no...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sunandski1963
Reviewed 17 December 2018

They just completed fixing the road and now the ride is so much nicer. It is now mostly flat dirt with one cobblestone section. You can now drive all the way to the entrance with a nice, shaded parking area. I would recommend a sturdier...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank casavistaverde208
Reviewed 15 July 2018

The water pools at the complex were gross and very little water. The actual petroglyphs were cool and I can appreciate all the time and care put into them and keeping the grounds kept up. The hike up was easy and nicely shaded. You can...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Janai C
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy a ride out of town to see the countryside and an easy hike, be sure to go to the petroglyphs. You can book a trip right in town

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

The petroglyphs at the Alta Vista site in Nayrit are said to be over 2000 years old. We took a day trip there with Nayrit Uncovered. Cost was $250US but it was well worth it. Rene, our guide,was well aquainted with the site having visited...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Roy W
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We visited the Petroglyphs on Sunday Feb 10, 2018. The comments on the road access and signage are legit. It requires a solid 4 wheel drive or you walk further. We went there with a friend of ours from the area that had visited the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
17  Thank Ken W
Reviewed 8 February 2018

We hiked in to see the petroglyphs with guide Chuy. These were the most well defined petroglyphs I have ever seen and I have seen many. It’s amazing how deep many of them are considering some are 8,000- 10,000 years old. Wear sturdy shoes as...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank BallardRanger
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This would be considered "off the beaten path" by most. We started by driving to Altavista, then asking the first caballero we saw if he knew a guide that could take us to the petroglifos...he was our guide. It's a not overly challenging hike with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

We hired Chuy in the town of Chacala. He was fabulous,and extremely knowledgeable. Without his guidance we would have missed a great deal. Well worth it.

Date of experience: December 2017
4  Thank deborahbaillie
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Response from BarbaraJS2451 | Reviewed this property |
My family visited the site with Chuy, who owns and operates Xplore Chacala out of the village of Chacala. Chacala is a small beach village about 20 minutes from the site. Huichol people, descendants of the people who... More