Actun Tunichil Muknal Explore the buried secrets of Belize’s caves. In the mood for a bit of spelunking? Belize’s caves make for some of the best eco-tourism in Belize. Adventure travel in these parts isn’t complete without a trip to the caves, and Mystic River Resort is within reach of many of them, including the ATM Belize Caves, Cayo District’s newest jungle cave attraction (it was only discovered in 1989) features ceramics, stoneware – and even human skeletons! This Mayan archaeological site is home of “The Crystal Maiden,” the skeleton of a teenage girl, probably a sacrifice victim, whose bones have been given a sparkling appearance by centuries of erosion inside the cave.
Actun Tunichil Muknal is a must-see of eco-tourism in Central America. To enter the cave, you wade or swim across a large pool before scrambling up and into the cave. The caverns where the relics are found are dry even when the area is hit by a hurricane. The trip ends with an ice cold beer, soda or water to collect your thoughts, relax, and talk about new discoveries before heading back to Mystic River Resort.
Other caves that we offer excursions to include:
- CRYSTAL CAVE
- ST. HERMAN’S CAVE
- BARTON CREEK CAVE