Grutas de Garcia

We drove about an hour and a half from our hotel in Monterrey to reach Grutas de Garcia. Sixty pesos (less than $5) buys you a ticket for the teleférico (cable car) to ascend the mountain. To hike up instead takes about an hour. Using a red laser pointer, our tour guide showed us likenesses of Homer Simpson, the crucifix, a fountain, and the “hand of the dead.” Bluish-green light added drama to cave scenes such as Gloria (the dawn) and red light shone from the depths of  El Infierno. Our guide turned off the lights in one cavern to show us natural skylights that look like the eyes of the Chupacabra a particular angle. In another cavern, a formation loosely resembling a Christmas tree was draped in lights and topped with a glowing star.




  1. Davina said,

    February 4, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Hola amigos!
    Me gusta sus cuentas de su viaje! These cave pictures are amazing. I am so impressed. You took them, right? It can be difficult taking such good pictures with minimal lighting. What kind of camera are you using? What setting?
    Love you guys! Keep up the blogging!

    • August 10, 2010 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Davina,

      We used our micro tri-pod to stabilize the camera and used the 2 second shutter delay so the camera was totally still when the shutter opened. Then we opened the shutter for at least a few seconds with a suitable aperture (5+). We’ve been using a Canon G6 that is almost six years old now.

      Thanks for the comment!


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