"Loltun Caves" Oxkutzcab by karenincalifornia

Oxkutzcab Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 15 photos

The Yucatan Peninsula is a geological phenonemon. A large part of the peninusula has no above ground rivers or lakes. The surface is made up of extremely pourous limestone, so the rainfall in the area is immediately absorbed by the ground. The water is below the surface in underground lakes and rivers. These underground bodies of water have, over millions of years formed a vast network of caves.

One such cave, and the largest, is Loltun, which is about 80 miles southeast of Merida, and 4.3 miles aways from Oxkutzcab. Loltun offer guides (Spanish and English speaking) and a 90 minute tour. You must go with a guide. The stop is worth it. You'll see stalactites, stalagmites, bats and the deep caves where even the pre-Mayan people lived.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Interesting geological formations, not crowded, nice place to get out of the heat
  • Cons:Confusing roads and signs
  • Last visit to Oxkutzcab: Jan 2007
  • Intro Updated Jan 22, 2007
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  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2008 at 11:36 AM

    Being a flat imestone plain covered in jungle, it is easy to get lost in the Yucatan. Interesting cave - you could have waited for sunset and followed the bats ;-]

  • Jan 24, 2007 at 9:46 AM

    cute bats

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