Lanquin Caves, Lanquin

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web
Delve deep into the darkness of Lanquin Caves, a vast underground network of caves, some of which have still yet to be explored. Used for hundreds of years as a site for ceremonial rituals by the Maya people, large, naturally formed stone altars and magnificent dripping stalactites feel make you feel as if you’re in a cathedral. Indeed, it's hardly surprising that many refer to this place as the “Heart of Heaven.” Head deeper into the pitch black, winding caverns and you'll begin to hear the inhabitants of the caves--bats--nestled in the glittering rock formations overhead. Guides are available to take you through the known paths of the caves and provide candles, or you can go it alone. If you do go solo, be sure to take a source of light and don’t take flash photography of the bats. Put Lanquin Caves on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lanquin travel itinerary planner.
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  • It is an amazing place, we pressed it us to guide and in the end we decided to hire him, it was definitely the best choice! Joshua was our guide and is a guy who knows a lot of place and extremely friendly. I do not recommend to make the journey without Guide since there is no light and is easy to get lost among caves. Joshua recommended us to come back at 6:30 pm in the afternoon to see the bats. A sight to admire, can not miss it! We had the opportunity to swim in the river and spend a pleasant evening with a local.
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  • Awesome cave system, smaller than ATM but still a great adventure. Pepe is just a local dude, a few of them do tours and give you homemade candles to walk you through. Of course it's wet and their wat...  read more »
  • Total immersion caving. This tour by candlelight is a unique experience. We had a great tour guide provided by our hostel (utopia which I highly recommend).