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El Arcotete

Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Lovely, relaxed day out to this beautiful ecotourism park

We caught a Colectivo from the central market for 15 pesos each & took approx 20/25 mins to get out... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2019
Beautiful, relaxing place to walk and enjoy nature.

No need to take a tour - just take a collectivo from the street behind the local market for15... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2019
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Carretera a Tenejapa, San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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All reviews great place to explore few hours worth a visit river park cave grutas sheep pesos nature collectivo fun pathway arch
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Reviewed 2 February 2019

We caught a Colectivo from the central market for 15 pesos each & took approx 20/25 mins to get out to the park. Yes you pay to get in but 10 pesos towards maintenance & upkeep, doesn’t exactly break the Bank!. We had a lovely,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank LindaT15344
Reviewed 2 February 2019

No need to take a tour - just take a collectivo from the street behind the local market for15 pesos! It's a short trip and an easy walk into the reserve if your collectivo doesn't go right there. Beautiful river, forest, snacks and drinks available....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gillybeanauthor
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The stroll through the park and alongside the river is picturesque and serene. But the real fun is exploring the caves, which are small but go on further than we expected with plenty of fun hidden nooks and crannies. Entry to the park is 10...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The Arcotete is park featuring a natural limestone arch over the Fogotico River, close to San Cristobal. In the last decade or so, a narrow pathway with cement steps has made it possible for travellers to climb up to the intricate little caves and passageways,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Virginia C
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Not worth a visit. You must pay to get in. It's boring. The town is much better to walk around and you must get a taxi here

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank uplands99
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Arcotete was an easy short ride to get to (don't pay more than 100 pesos for a taxi). We hiked around the park, and took advantage of the walk along the river and climb into the rock face. It was a quiet and green experience...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank abundance050
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This is a small park but worth an hour of your time if you're in the area. The cave was fun to explore and I was able to take some nice pictures of it. I took a colectivo to the site for 7 pesos but...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank WIcheezcurdz
Reviewed 3 October 2017

this place is perfect for families and friends to come and visit a slice of the chiapaz highland natural environment. with so many trails and areas to just relax, a cave, a river with a natural arch and a zip line, all one could want.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Cisco D
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Quiet place for hiking with a nice cave. We did the ziplines (tiroleresa), which were very cool! Entrance fee is only 10 pesos pp, caves 10 pesos pp and ziplines only 100 pesos pp for two lines. Worth the visit for a few hours.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank JoshuaenIris
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Nice place with great views. Sort of a hiking experience. There is a zip lines, a river and a cave. Wear comfortable shoes.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Celeste M
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