Cuevas de Actún Kan

Actun Kan Cave - Ajtun Kan - La Cueva de la Serpiente - The Serpent Cave


Useful Information

Location: Parque regional municipal Actún Kan, Santa Elena de La Cruz, Flores, El Petén.
Located right outside Flores to the south. Follow the road right off the Flores causeway through Santa Elena, take the left fork at the edge of town, then go right.
(16.902962, -89.895424)
Open: All year daily 8-16.
[2022]
Fee: Adults GTQ 25, Foreigners GTQ 35.
[2021]
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension:  
Guided tours: L=500 m.
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Bibliography:  
Address: Actún Can, Tel: +502-7867-5296.
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History


Description

Cuevas de Actún Kan (Actún Can Cave) is protected by the Parque regional municipal Actún Kan (Municipal Park Actun Kan). Legend has it that the Actun Kan Cave was the home to a giant serpent, and is sometimes called La Cueva de la Serpiente. The cave system is rather big and has numerous entrances, which were named with different names before the connection was discovered. This Actún Kan entrance is very well developed with trails, staircases, railings and electric light.