40 Kilometers off Monterrey near the town of Santiago lie the falls of Coll de Caballo (Horse tail falls). An 82 feet cascade that resembles a horse tail.
One can reach the fall through a short walk, on a horseback or on a carriage. With time on hand one can also explore the flora and fauna on natural trails. Once a while you can also capture some natural beauties:
For an adrenal rush the area provides bungee jumps from a cliff top and some fine dining. One can also find peacocks vying for attention. This one followed us and then proudly posed for a picture:
Grutas de Garcia (Garcia caves) lie about 30 kms off Monterrey. Access to the cavesis through an aerial tramway or through a steep but well paved path up the mountain. Formed 50to 60 million years ago the caves are home to interesting stalactites and stalagmites.
There a many interesting stalagmites and stalactites. One of the most spectacular chambers is known as “El salón de la luz” (The Light Chamber) named because of the natural clarity of the rock on the ceiling allowing light from outside to filter through.
“La octava maravilla” (The Eighth Wonder) is a formation in the cave where a stalagmite connected with a stalactite to form a column.
“El mirador de la mano”, is a stalagmite that formed a shape that resembles a human hand. Hanging on the ceiling is a cross formation and below the hand lies a square piece of rock in the shape of a coffin.
There are numerous other formations that are fascinating like: “El Nacimiento” (The Nativity), “La Fuente Congelada” (The Frozen Fountain), “La Torre China” (The Chinese Tower), “El teatro” (The Theatre), and “El Árbol de Navidad” (The Christmas Tree).
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