Caves in Guatemala

Mayans once saw caves as sacred underground passages to the underworld. Upon entering one of Guatemala’s large cave systems, it’s easy to understand this belief—they are dark, enormous, and even a little eerie. Rivers carved out many of Guatemala’s most prominent limestone caves. In some places, you can ride inner tubes through the caves or go spelunking with a flashlight. The caves can be as tall as 200 feet (60 m) and as wide as 100 feet (30 m). They are utterly awe-inspiring.