Tepozteco, Tepoztlan

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Hike up to Tepozteco, the ancient Aztec temple dedicated to Tepoztecatl, the god of the pulque drink. Overlooking the rustic village of Tepoztlan, known for its Mezcal production, the archaeological site consists of a 10 m (33 ft) high, pyramid-shaped temple perched on a sheer clifftop. On the strenuous uphill trek to the temple, you will pass through lush green rainforest, see waterfalls and rock formations, and perhaps spot the elusive coati. When you reach the pyramid, you will be rewarded with a vista of the town and verdant rainforest below. To visit Tepozteco and other attractions in Tepoztlan, use our Tepoztlan day trip planning website.
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  • I think that it's the most important and popular thing to do in Tepoztlan. Going upside takes like 1 hour and 15 minutes in a regular speed; I don't recommend this activity for older people and/or... 
    I think that it's the most important and popular thing to do in Tepoztlan. Going upside takes like 1 hour and 15 minutes in a regular speed; I don't recommend this activity for older people and/or...  more »
  • good to connect with nature , amazing atmosphere , amazing food, people and culture it is a magical place. You must go the market , and try everything new, grass upper, Mexican antojitos... 
    good to connect with nature , amazing atmosphere , amazing food, people and culture it is a magical place. You must go the market , and try everything new, grass upper, Mexican antojitos...  more »
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  • I went on June 19, 21. It was closed but I already knew it was closed since hotel informed me. It was a hard hike, but definitely worth it. Will have to come back once the pyramid is open.
  • Beautiful!! But **heads up**you can't get to the very top. Enjoy the exercise, greenery, birds and lovely nature but don't expect the vistas seen in older pics back when things were open. Steps turn into stones but it isn't terribly strenuous. Take it easy on the way down. We went at dusk on a weekday and it was nearly empty!

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