Grutas de Calcehtok, Maxcanu

#31 of 82 in Nature in Yucatan Peninsula
Explore Grutas de Calcehtok, the longest dry-cave system on the Yucatán Peninsula. The caves feature a vast array of impressive natural formations amid the wild jungle vegetation. Take a guided tour by flashlight through more than 4 km (2.5 mi) of underground passages. Be prepared to get dirty and crawl through tight entrances leading into wide-open cave vaults exceeding 100 m (328 ft) in diameter. Various ancient Mayan artifacts have been discovered in the caves, and you can still see fortifications built by those who sheltered here during the Caste War. You can choose between a basic, intermediate, or adventure tour. People who suffer from claustrophobia should reconsider their decision to visit. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Grutas de Calcehtok by using our Maxcanu holiday planner.
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  • July 11, 2017
    Ideal for people with good physical condition. One goes to the caves. No idea of how fascinating it is. There are local guides that explain the secrets of the place. And remember to point the light to the ceiling.
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  • April 19, 2017
    In the month of April 2017, went to the caves of calcehtok caves with my cousins taking advantage of the holiday of Passover, they promote 3 types of travel, family 1 hour, half hour and extreme 6 hours, in our case 4 ventured to medium and 4 to the family, by the conditions of the location without electricity in the area, by what would advise that made a waiting area for people who do not venture and have that wait for relatives and put selling water, some candy, etc.
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  • February 7, 2017
    Get a colectivo from the terminal on the south side of Parque San Juan (calle 69A) heading to opichen (30 pesos p/p), tell the driver you're going to grutas calcehtok and he'll let you off by the star...  more »

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