Cuevas de Taulabe

Taulabe Caves

Useful Information

Location: 20 km south of Lago Yojoa, Siguatepeque. Departamento de Comayagua.
Open: All time.
Fee: Weekends guides tours US$ 5. All other times free.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst Cave
Light: electric (coloured).
Guided tours: L=700 m.
Bibliography: T. Miller (1981): Taulabe, Honduras, Canadian Caver 13 (1): 40-42.
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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1969 discovered during construction of the highway between San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa.
1980 first plans to turn the caves into a show cave.
JAN-2003 development started, first 700 m developed.


The Caves of Taulabe are 20 km south of Lago Yojoa. The first 400 meters of the cave have been improved with lights and steps, but exploration has gone as far as 12 km, without coming to the end of the cave. If you do venture in, be sure to bring a flashlight and keep a sharp look out for the many stalactites and the bats that have made their homes in all the darkest corners.

The exploration is easy and at weekends there are guides at the entrance who charge $5.00. Other times, the tours are self-guided and free.

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