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Address: Alta Vista Road, Chacala, Mexico
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+52 327 105 3504

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Very Beautiful- an incredible experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sedalia, Colorado
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Sedalia, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 if a Trek- But Worth It!". After turning down the tree lined road mentioned in... More 

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1 Thank zoesailing
Edmonton
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 THE RIVER HERE. INSTEAD TURN RIGHT AND WALK ALONG THE RIVER WITH THE fence on... More 

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1 Thank Okavanga
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 and you do this professionally. I did it on my duo sport honda motorbike but... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

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Whistler, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 mark) make a right towards Alta Vista. Go 1.6 kms and turn left onto a... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We hiked back into the jungle to see the petroglyphs.. they were cool.. be sure to find the 'sponge bob' one!

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1 Thank Mary L
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Very interesting trek along a dry river bed to see significant petroglyphs , waterfall and sacred location still in use. Signs are old but very helpful in understanding the context for what one is looking at. Get a guide so as not to waste time going the wrong way, as the early part of the path is not marked. Several... More 

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1 Thank greenever
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

In the summer of 2014 I lived in Alta Vista--teaching English. I was able to visit the petroglyph site and speak with many about it. It is a spiritual place, not to be missed. I wrote a short e-book which contains a map and my overall wonderful experiences with new friends--see photo

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Omaha, Nebraska
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114 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

Truly enjoyed our visit to the petroglyphs at Altavista today. Chuy from Xplore Chacala (storefront near the beach in Chacala adjacent to the Hotel Mar de Coral) was our guide and did a great job showing us the way and telling us about the petroglyphs and native plants and fruits. His English is excellent and he is originally from Chacala.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

Wow, incredible experience! Difficult to find, not marked but that was the best part of this adventure. Locals were very helpful in the town.

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