Mexico Pt. 3 | Sótanos de las Golondrinas & Las Pozas Castle in Xilitla
Catching sights of dreamy, surrealist castles by eccentric architect, Edward James, and a natural wonder of the world. The Cave of Swallows (“Sótanos de las Golondrinas”) is the largest known cave shaft in the world and the second deepest pit in Mexico. The cave gets its name from the white-collared swifts (not Swallows, but a bird of similar family) and the green parakeets that live along its walls. At sunrise the birds fly in concentric circles up the cave shaft spilling into the sky and out to the jungle. At sunset, we watched them circle in masses diving 126-km/hr into the deep dark hole.
Next stop is a view into an eccentric mind with a hefty inheritance. Visiting Edward James’ Las Pozas Castle in subtropical Xilitla forest.
After a nice swim we took back to the road. Next stop, scuba diving. Hope you enjoyed!