La Lobera – San Antonio, Mexico - Atlas Obscura
It’s finally here! Download our iOS app and discover the world’s hidden wonders on the go!
It’s finally here! Download our iOS app and discover the world’s hidden wonders on the go! LAUNCH PARTNER

It probably started small. Maybe a gopher dug a burrow, or perhaps the foot of a donkey broke through the ground. However, over the years, rain and gravity have grown that small hole in the roof of a sea cave on the coastline of Mexico to enormous proportions.

The hole, which is now surrounded by a rope fence to keep people from falling in, is roughly 200 feet across and 80 feet deep. Known as La Lobera, the hole looks down into a sort of underground beach, which has now been populated by sea lions. They seem to enjoy lying in the shade of La Lobera very much indeed.

There is a nearby restaurant, and one can camp along the beautiful coastline for only a few dollars.

Want to see fewer ads? Become a Member.
From Around the Web
Access unlimited places with a free account
Sign Up