Actun Kan Cave

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

Useful Information

Location: Flores, El Petén. Located right outside of 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.
Open: All year daily 8-17.
Fee: Adults US$ 1.30.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: electric.
Guided tours: L=500m.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Legend has it that the Actun Kan Cave was the home to a giant serpent, and is sometimes called La Cueva de la Serpiente. This cave has some lights, and rock formations of animals can be seen as well as a waterfall, bats, and the stalactites and stalagmites.

Text by Tony Oldham (2004). With kind permission.