Know Before You Go
You reach the House of the Eagles by climbing the 428 steps of the hill known as, "Cerro de los Idolos," which rises approximately 705 feet above the town of Malinalco. The site is open every day (except Mondays) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entrance is free to Mexican nationals and costs $50 pesos for visitors from abroad. However, on Sunday, the site is free for both Mexicans and foreigners. There are signs with information about the site, its history, and the biodiversity of the surrounding area on every step of the journey.
Be very careful when climbing the steps that you dont trip as they are very narrow and become slippery with lichen in the rainy season. Its a good idea to bring binoculars if you have any, as it is appropriately (considering its name) an ideal spot from which to view birds of prey in flight. Sitting at the top on the steps of the site there is a strong possibility of seeing species such as the Harris hawk, Turkey vulture Caracara, Peregrine falcon, and if you are lucky, maybe a Black hawk-eagle.