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Altavista Petroglyph Complex

Alta Vista Road, Chacala, Mexico
+52 327 105 3504
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We had a great hike to a great tour!

We hired a guide familiar with the complex. We took a local cab to the starting point and began our... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Beautiful and fascinating easy hike

It's off the beaten path, but definitely worth a visit.We managed to get here via taxi and got a... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Nathan M
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Alta Vista Road, Chacala, Mexico
+52 327 105 3504
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

We hired a guide familiar with the complex. We took a local cab to the starting point and began our hike through time Many petroglyphs and the interpretive signs were most welcome.

Thank JACK E
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It's off the beaten path, but definitely worth a visit.We managed to get here via taxi and got a lift home from strangers we met on the trail, but I would probably recommend renting a car and driving. It's a fairly short hike (around 1.5...More

Thank Nathan M
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had heard about these petroglyphs so while we were staying at Rincon de guyabitos we decided to take them in. We didn't have a car so we hired a local taxi driver to take us in the morning which is supposed to be the...More

1  Thank DeltaDawn90
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I made my third trip to Mexico and wanted to see a pyramid but there are none on the pacific side of the coast. After much exploring I learned there was ancient petroglific ruins. It's a hike to get in, as we definately needed a...More

3  Thank MontrealPhotoChick
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I highly recommend Chuy, who operates Xplore Chacala, for a guided tour of this site. My family and I took this tour yesterday, and it was a super experience. We drove to the start of a walk down a dirt road with farmland adjoining it...More

4  Thank BarbaraJS2451
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

We drove to see the Altavista petroglyphs from Chacala. We followed the directions from the other reviewers from TripAdvisor, and made some revisions that we figured would very much help out travellers. To get there, we used the directions from another review titled "A Bit...More

2  Thank zoesailing
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We used David C's directions (“A Bit of a Trek - But worth it!”) to find this cool place. We would never have found it otherwise! However, I suggest one change to these directions "Continue DOWN THE PATH TOWARDS THE RIVER, BUT DO NOT CROSS...More

1  Thank Okavanga
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Great review from the whistler guy to find. Use his directions and add this to it. But need to clarify a few things. Its in altavista not chacala. When you get to the rebar gate you must park unless you have a dedicated crazy 4x4...More

1  Thank justin a
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Off the beaten track and hard to find but once you did you have found a hidden area of petroglyph, altars (some still being used) in a beautiful creek setting. You must have a guide or forget about finding it.

2  Thank sirenanathalieNyc
Reviewed 26 March 2016

While the Petroglyphs are pretty cool themselves, it's the whole adventure that makes this amazing spot special. To get here drive north on Hwy 200. About 10.5 kms north of Penita, and 3kms north of the Playa El Naranjo turnoff (at about the 81.8 km...More

7  Thank David C
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2 April 2017|
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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
16 February 2015|
Response from XploreChacala |
Hola, Nancy! I really hope that you enjoy your stay in Chacala. Regarding your question about Altavista, you can come with us on a guided visit to the Petroglyphs, you might want to join some group if there is one scheduled... More
7 February 2015|
Response from XploreChacala |
Hola, Cathy! We hope that you are great. If you want you are welcome to come and join us on a guided visit to the Petroglyphs anytime. We have a local guide that can take there and tell you about the history of this sacred... More