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Actún Can, Santa Elena

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#9 of 9 in Parks in Peten Department
Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • The caves were amazing to see along with all the friendly staff that were very informative. Make sure to bring slip proof boots and an watch out for the critters that reside there. 
    The caves were amazing to see along with all the friendly staff that were very informative. Make sure to bring slip proof boots and an watch out for the critters that reside there.  more »
  • Seems they lost funding and it is some very similar rooms at the beginning, very slippery due to the constant humidity, and didn’t bother going through the narrow passages to the deeper chambers as... 
    Seems they lost funding and it is some very similar rooms at the beginning, very slippery due to the constant humidity, and didn’t bother going through the narrow passages to the deeper chambers as...  more »
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  • You can visit it in the morning or afternoon. But to do the longest visit I recommend to do it in the morning because it'll take you almost 2 hours to complete it. The cost is entrance (till 20/12/21) is 25 GTQ. The administration is relatively new so give some time to clean better the place.
  • Loved the experience of walking through these caves observing the stalagmites, stalagtites and bats. They have a short tour which doesnt need a guide, anda longer adventure tour that does. The prices are approx 10 qtz to get there from flores and 10 to come back, 35 qtz for the short tour of 30 min which has a max of 1 hour exploration, 45qtz for the long tour which is more adventurous and lasts 1h30 min. This includes a helmet and flashlight. However its another 40 qtz per person for the tour guide. If you sit anywhere in the caves turn your flashlight off and listen you can hear a symphony of water drops dripping mixed with the bats flying and chatting around the cave. If you want to walk back its approx 45 min to 1 hour back to flores, but there are also tuktuk's that you can flag down. All in all a wonderful experience.

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