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A piece of jewelry in the mountains

Many beutiful worlds could be said about hte lake, but the most valuable is - the atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sergio R
Flores, Guatemala
Great Little place

Daytime cafe in central santa maria del oro ideal to treat your family to a homemade cake or some... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
William W
Great Crosby, null, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Many beutiful worlds could be said about hte lake, but the most valuable is - the atmosphere. Transparently clear, enveloping with the sensations of the water, the wind, relaxing and filling up with joy and quieness. The best palce to relax and forget about the...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Daytime cafe in central santa maria del oro ideal to treat your family to a homemade cake or some high calorie drinks and in the evening a nice little bar part open part covered where you can have a beer and a snack like BBQ...More

1  Thank William W
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Laguna de Santa MAria del Oro is about 3 hrs north of Puerto Vallarta. As if yu were driving toward Guadalajara. Take left once you get to Chapalilla and follow road directions. The lake s on the bottom of an estinguish volcano (or so is...More

Thank GuxEspinal
Reviewed 28 October 2017

the lake is clean and beautifu; the drive down to is it harrowing. there are lots of restaurants on one side and I'd like to join those who have built lake houses here. great spot for quiet retreat, not much to do from a tourist...More

1  Thank hjorch
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This crater lake is beautiful, I think enough just for a day trip! Easy access from Guadalajara, Tepic or Puerto Vallarta! Not many water sports activities! Down side is that you can't walk around the lagoon!!

Thank sportybilly
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Santa Maria del Oro is a completely different destination nearby the city of Tepic, the lagoon is really charming (changes color depending on the season), there are some very nice restaurants around the lake and a few hotels and cabins to stay. If you're looking...More

Thank Cams8912
Reviewed 2 February 2017

A must see when you're visiting Tepic. It's about 30 minutes outside the city. It's really easy to get to if you don't have a car. You can take a combi ( Mini bus ) from downtown Tepic down to Santa Maria, and then ask...More

1  Thank wallymyster
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a charming place to visit! There are many restaurants to eat while exploring this lake. There is many legends that explain the formation of the lake which makes it a little more interesting of a visit. Don't forget to take photos from the...More

Thank loveleecynthia
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great Views up High and then Wind Down to Valley and Water Excellent restaurants dot the landscape once you wind down the hills to the water level within the small town. Friendly people and many restaurants to stop and have a bite Very few gringos...More

1  Thank CavanMonaghan
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Had a volunteer opportunity cancelled in PV so I was fortunate to arrange an alternate in a AirBnB near SMdO. The lake itself is a little gem that caters mostly to local tourism within a few hours. There doesnt appear to be anything like a...More

3  Thank Wade1958
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Terry F
30 April 2017|
Response from Cams8912 | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry for the late reply, but yes, it is possible. As for the prices they can go from 350 MEX per hour up to 800 depending on how good are you at bargaining
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