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Crystal Cave, Belmopan

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  • I must make it clear that is not an attraction for everybody: it is still alight inside a cave and a minimum of physical preparation. Donot who has trouble walking frames to venture into this cave and would prefer an easier visit to Actun Tunichil Muknal, a cusa of the slipperiness and passages quite challenging. That said, if you enjoy going to the caves, and wore a helmet, is a place not to be missed! A few specially trained guides are available to take you (ask in Agency) and prepared to guide you on a slippery, bumpy, dark but extremely fascinating. The cave, like many others in the area, was habitually place for the maya, that here they left artifacts, skeletons, and signs of rites that the caves were meant to appease the spirits of the afterlife. The thing that leaves them dumbfounded, aside from the wonderful natural formations inside the cave, you think about how the hell did these people you don't even know the metal processing to get to this place and get us into artefacts of ceramics without breaking them! Nearby is also a nice pool where you can swim and relax after the grueling, but you have to reach the site soon enough if you want to make it in time, because everything closes at about 16. Make sure the Agency organize lunch (typically do after he emerged from the cave), because there are places of refreshment. Recommended attire sneakers, preferably walking boots and pants at least below the knee (I came back with several bruises, preventable with long trousers).
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  • We had a guide and went down deep into the Crystal Cave! It was a very cool experience, very dark, quiet and damp in the cave. There were times where we needed to squeeze through cracks and crevices. ...  more »
  • If you thought ATM was physically challenging then Crystal Cave is not for you. If you want an adventure without the crowds, seriously consider this challenge! There is mud, crawling (or sliding) down...  more »
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