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Naica Crystal Cave, Mexico

From series “The Most Inaccessible Spots of the Planet”
The journey to the Mexican city of Chihuahua is still a way to visit the difficult to reach underground sights. Here is the cave of crystals (Cueva de los Cristales). This is the largest cave on Earth and was discovered very recently, in the year 2000. The unique subterranean sight was discovered by the ordinary miners who have encountered a cave with the huge and incredibly beautiful crystals during the mine.

The visit of the cave is not so easy despite the proximity to the cities. It is very hot in the cave. The air temperature in it forms almost 60 degrees Celsius. With care that the humidity in the cave often reaches 99%, the unprepared man can remain in it for a few minutes without special equipment.

The striking peculiarity of the strange cave are the huge crystals, next to which man looks very tiny. The presence of these incredible mineral formations is partly due to the peculiar climate within the cave. The length of the largest discovered crystal is about 11 meters, and the width - 4 meters. Since the discovery, the cave has attracted the numerous biologists who are trying to find the old microorganisms in the crystals Next - Mount Everest

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ATM bankomat: 'ATM/CAJERO BANCOMER WRANGLER SAUCILLO' located in 27 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Super Servicios Sausillo' in 28 km
Supermarket: 'Súper la Nueva' in 27 km
Parking: 'Estacionamiento de Vida Abundante' in 36 km
Apotheek: 'Damian Burrola Meléndez Cosme' in 27 km
Police station: 'Comandancia de Policía' in 35 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'La Michoacana' in 28 km
Railway station: 'Estación Santa Rosalía' in 36 km
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Best hotels near Naica Crystal Cave

Hotel Santa Fe

Located in 36 km from Naica Crystal Cave
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Rooms: 64
The hotel's La Huerta restaurant serves a daily buffet breakfast and à la carte cuisine. You can also order from the room service menu, while local … More: photo, rates and booking
El Dorado Inn

Located in 38 km from Naica Crystal Cave
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Rooms: 47
Rooms here will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. The more spacious suites boast a bathtub, plus ironing facilities and a coffee maker. … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Best Western Cumbres Aeropuerto

Located in 100 km from Naica Crystal Cave
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Rooms: 60
The rooms at the Hotel Best Western Cumbres Aeropuerto feature carpeted floors and modern decor. Each one comes with a coffee maker, a seating area … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Acueducto Colonial

Located in 102 km from Naica Crystal Cave
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Rooms: 26
The simply-décor rooms offer air conditioning, a ceiling fan, a desk and cable TV. The bathrooms are private and come with shower and free … More: photo, rates and booking

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