Caves of the World – Part II

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Chen Aktun Caves:

Cave diving submersible, is perhaps the strongest dish for lovers of adventures underground, Mexico has much to offer in this aspect. The state of Yucatan is the place par excellence for this type of experience. The many cenotes that are in the area offer excellent options for scuba diving, which here takes on a completely different to anything known. Cenotes are natural wells flooded (in some cases formed by the collapse of cave roofs at ground level) that connect to systems or underground rivers and caves were considered sacred by the Maya. Chen Aktun The caves are a beautiful example of this. They are located 107 km from Cancun on the Riviera Maya, framed by a lush tropical park of 400 hectares and has the distinction of being caverns with cenotes turquoise water inside. One of them was lit up for better observation of the thousands of stalactites, stalagmites and natural sculptures formed by water. The cost to enter is $ 24 per person.

Harrison Caves:
Barbados. The Lesser Antilles island has many coral caves with rivers of the world more palatable. Harrison, one of the most visited.

Harrison's Cave, Barbados by mrfelinfoel.

Caves in Brazil:

Looking for the nearest international option came to Brazil, just to Sao Paulo. South of the state are the caves of the Ribeira Valley, recently reopened to tourism. Tourist State Park of Alto Ribeira, is located between the cities of Iporanga and Apiaí, and is a paradise for ecotourists, for its great diversity in geological formations, rivers and waterfalls. Covers more than 35 thousand hectares and there are natural cavities of different types and dimensions, both horizontally (caves or caverns) and vertical (depths). The best season to visit is between July and October when the weather is drier. During the rainy season from December to March, tours are handicapped, and some become very dangerous because there are rivers that grow very quickly within the caves, endangering even the most experienced guides. Overall are 250 underground spaces that make up the largest group of caves within a single area. The region also has the highest concentration of the whole Brazilian territory. La Caverna del Diablo, the most visited of the country. In caves where there for all tastes as colors, Mãozinha, Santana, Morro Preto, Agua Suja, Casa de Pedra and up for moviegoers, the Jane Mansfield.

Caves in Argentina:

Compared with Europe or Mexico, Argentina underground tourism is still in an embryonic stage, which does not mean there is no raw material. In Argentina there are 200 caves plotted real bullet, but we must bear in mind that most of the extension of the Cordillera is unexplored in this regard.

La Cueva de las Manos is undoubtedly the most popular of the caves Argentina, although haiga really doubt this, since the real cave caving considers that where there is total darkness and artificial light is required to traverse it. Beyond dispute, the jewel of the province of Santa Cruz has fascinated tourists from around the world, thanks to its splendid paintings.

 Valley by Historias de Cronopios.

Neuquén is a province with more caves in Argentina, and paradoxically eleven years ago that are not open to tourism. In the Cave of the Lion, for example, there is an internal lake of clear waters ideal for scuba diving experience unusual.

Mendoza for his part has a rich supply, especially in Malargue. They include the valley of Poti Malal, with its caverns cast (among them St. Augustine’s account, known by the two bodies of water that contains inside. The underground cave of La Niña Encantada, a kind of a cenote 1,800 meters above sea level surrounded by legend and the popular resort Las Brujas, interconnected caverns miles partially equipped for tourism (access cost per person is around $ 100). And  more. In Salta: the rock paintings in the Caves of Ablomé (in the gorge of the same name, 70 km from the capital city of Salta, or the amazing cave formations of Devil’s Bridge on the river Calchaquí in Poma.

Caves of the World – Part I

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