Grottoes in Yucatán

Grottoes in Yucatán

With many spectacular tunnels, the underground grottos were sacred places for the Mayans; abundant rock natural formation transports to the visitors to that hidden world that the time has known to keep jealously: Lol-Tun. Calcehtok and Balankanché among hundreds more are sample of generosity that the nature has had with Yucatan.

Grottos of Loltún

Its name come from the Mayan words Lol and Tun, that means flower and stone respectively. These grottos located to 110 km to the southwest of Mérida are one of the greatest of the Yucatan Peninsula and of the most that has studied. In this Grottos have been evidences of slumses of up to 7000 years of antiquity. The grotto has been prepared for tourist strolls by means of footpaths with illumination.

Grottos of Calcehtok

Also known like Actun Spukil, along with those of Loltún are without doubt one of the greatest one of Yucatan Peninsula. It has a very complicated system of tunnels in its interior, reason why it is precise to contract a guide.

Grottos of Balankanche

Located to 6 km of Chichen Itza, it is a cavern that was considered like ceremonial center of the old Mayan settlers. There is spectacle of light and sound, and it is is related to the history of the grotto.

Grottos of Tzabnah

These Grottos are located to 40 km to the Mérida Southeastern in the town of Tecoh. Its name means in Mayan “Palace of the king”. There are stalactites, estalagmitas, columns, deep precipices and thirteen natural wells of diverse sizes. Among the attractive the most impressive of the stroll, appears a capricious cavernous form known as “the cupola of the Cathedral”, by the extraordinary seemed that it has with the cathedral of Mérida.

Grottos and natural well of San Ignacio

In the old Merida-Logwood highway, in the proximities of Chochola is the natural well, it is recommendable to take a refresh bath. It is inside a grotto illuminated with electrical light bulbs.