Centro Ecoturistica Cascada Las Golondrinas | Informal Campsite

Mexico

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Verified:
2 months ago
Altitude:
455.4 masl
Website:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Natural Source
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Unknown

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Description

A series of waterfalls, with two large ones at the top, with beautiful large pools great for swimming located on the road to Nueva Palentina (off MEX 307). At sunset, you can watch the swallows (golondrinas) fly through the gaps in the waterfall back to their roosting/nesting area behind the waterfall. The cost is 25 pesos/person to enter. You also have to pay 20 pesos/person (community entry fee) when you turn off MEX 307 to the small road to the falls. We paid 50 pesos/person to tent camp in the parking lot with access all night to the clean flush toilets (with toilet paper) and showers. There are also rooms and cabanas for rent but here is no electricity onsite. And no restaurant, only snacks for sale. The caretaker offered for us to camp under a palapa close to the bathrooms but we wanted to camp next to our truck (for easy access to our stuff). He was very nice. He locked the gate to the parking lot around 8pm and patrolled the lot a few times during the night to make sure all was well. We were also able to enjoy the waterfalls the next day until noon without paying the entry fee again. A beautiful, well maintained spot to relax and swim.

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Lovely place to camp! It’s the parking lot, but it’s quite lush with a waterfall next to it that will lull you to sleep. Toilets are super clean, no showers. There’s a tap beside the women’s washroom that you can use for a bucket shower if you need it. Thought I’d mention that there is a big tiled area with a roof right beside the parking lot if you need to tent camp out of the rain.
Same price as everyone else said. Better than the Lancanja options in my opinion!

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Great place to camp. As stated, 150 per night for two, including entrance to waterfalls. Two ‘guards’ at night (don’t expect anything too impressive) and they close the gate at night. Clean flush toilets (no showers). We had the place to ourselves.

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Wir haben eine Nacht dort verbracht. Alles sicher und die Wasserfälle sind wunderschön.

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There are 2 security guards at this place. They close the gate for the night, they said it was safe so we stayed. They charged 150 mxn for 1 night for 2 adults with a baby and the entrance to the waterfalls (it is 25 mxn pp). The road to this place is very rough, big holes so take your time to drive when turn off 307.

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Overnight parking in the parking lot of Cascada las Golondrinas. First they did not want us to camp here because of the Corona Virus but after some talking it was ok. Ejido fee: 30 Peso p.P., Entrance fee 25 Peso p.P., Camping 100 Peso per car. The waterfall is very nice, the swimming in the 25°C water refreshing. One hour before sunset you can see the swallows circling around and at sunset the are moving into their cave in small groups. In the morning they startet flying out 15 Minutes before sunrise and it took 5 minutes for them all to leave the cave. We estimate that there were 300 birds.

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Prices are now:
50ppp Road
50ppp Parking/Camping
25 ppp Entrance to cascadas
Otherwise as described.

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Stayed one night. Very quiet and calm place. Lots of tropical plants around. Good and clean toilets. No showers though. Swallows kept returning to cave long after sunset. Entrance 25pesos pp, camping 50pesos pp. There's also rooms to rent. All buildings are new.

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The waterfalls are really nice, but the golondrinas are amazing! They come to the cave between 17:15 and 17:45 (They must have a watch!) It is wonderful to see them coming down from the sky and fly into their home! The campground for RVs is a parking lot. But quiet and nice. The toilets are behindert the entrance.

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Just stopped to refresh in the pools. Very nice! We were the only people on Thursday noon.

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Lovely waterfalls. Seeing the swallows go into the caves at dusk is pretty cool too. Guys were friendly enough. Price 20pesos pp 'community fee' at the junction. 25pesos pp to enter the falls. 50 pesos pp to camp.

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Beautiful cascades, better avoid weekends, very low prices

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Didn't like it at all... The guard was kind of unfriendly. Not good for sleeping in tent. No infrastructure to shower etc... And I also didn't like the fancy, artificial entrance... Didn't stay...

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We came in from the dirt road from Metzabok and Naha Laguna so we didn’t get asked for the ‘community fee’ - when we arrived at 6pm (hora nueva) we paid 50 per person to park/camp the night and 25 per person for entrance until 4:30 the next day when the boys would clock off. The night guard took us around the waterfall and said twice he’d advise us when the swallows would return to the cave. As the time had changed recently it was all a bit confusing as he was still working on ‘normal time’ - anyhow we missed majority of it and seen the last of the flock return so make sure you’re at the waterfall as the sun is setting - you get a great view from the car park of sunset but won’t see the swallows hence how we missed the main event lol. It’s a beautiful place and definitely worth the stop if travelling on the 307 - toilets are well maintained and all info correct from previous entries. Camping available on sight in tiled palapas or in the car park but quite gravely. Visitors arrive from 11am so you have the place to yourself beforehand.

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As described, beautiful waterfalls with different pools to swimm in. Friendly staff, clean place, very quiet in the night
20P pp „road tax“ from the village
25P pp entrance fee
50P per car for the camping

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Very good place it's so beautiful no tourist 😊
Les deux bretons autour du monde

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Stunning waterfall in the jungle. We arrived at 4pm and payed 20 p/p to drive in, 25 p/p to enter eco park, 50 more to camp. 140 total for 2. best waterfall yet. We had the place to ourselves from 4 4pm until mid day next day. saw the swallows fly into the caves at sunset. staff was really friendly. no restaurant cold showers. hard to find level ground. gate stayed open all night but there was overnight security. I will go back someday. worth the trip.

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Beautiful and quiet even on a sunday. Shady palappas to make a picknick and great swimmingspot. Spotless toilets.
Costs:
40 mex p / pers Communityfee
25 mex p / pers Entrancefee
100 mex p/ Camping in our LandRover

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A series of waterfalls, with two large ones at the top, with beautiful large pools great for swimming located on the road to Nueva Palentina (off MEX 307). At sunset, you can watch the swallows (golondrinas) fly through the gaps in the waterfall back to their roosting/nesting area behind the waterfall. The cost is 25 pesos/person to enter. You also have to pay 20 pesos/person (community entry fee) when you turn off MEX 307 to the small road to the falls. We paid 50 pesos/person to tent camp in the parking lot with access all night to the clean flush toilets (with toilet paper) and showers. There are also rooms and cabanas for rent but here is no electricity onsite. And no restaurant, only snacks for sale. The caretaker offered for us to camp under a palapa close to the bathrooms but we wanted to camp next to our truck (for easy access to our stuff). He was very nice. He locked the gate to the parking lot around 8pm and patrolled the lot a few times during the night to make sure all was well. We were also able to enjoy the waterfalls the next day until noon without paying the entry fee again. A beautiful, well maintained spot to relax and swim.

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