Espeleologia en Puebla
Espeleologia en Puebla

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CUETZALAN

Cuetzalan System

In the Sierra Norte the underground world is as fascinating as the green landscapes that surround it. The Cuetzalan System has the potential to be the most extensive in Latin America with approximately 100 km of caves, caverns and chasms. In its depths have been discovered endemic species of tarantulas, beetles and scorpions, as well as archaeological offerings. Within the system there are several caves like:

Caverna Atepolihui

It is one of the most accessible and safe for the general public. You can travel 80 m (262 ft) and it has three rooms. The first has a natural viewpoint with a panoramic view of the mountains. The second has a rock formation that resembles an elephant. And the third room, is known as “Candiles” (candle lamps), also due to the shape of its stalactites and stalagmites.

Grutas Karmidas (Grotto)

Located in Zapotitlán these caves are the most visited and amazing in Puebla. There are five galleries: the Diamond Hall, the White Hall, the Hall of Memories, the Hall of Silence and the Enchanted Lagoon with its formidable turquoise waters where the limestone formations on the ceiling are reflected, simulating a underwater city. In the main gallery is "The Column of Independence", a huge stalagmite that simulates a column. In the dry months, the brilliance of the minerals on the ceilings and walls are spectacular, a phenomenon that receives the popular name of “Rain of Stars”.

Caving in Puebla

Resumidero de El Oztoquito

With a semicircular mouth, approximately 20 m (65 ft) in diameter, El Oztoquito presents a series of ledges on its south side, from where you can observed the entrance shaft of 122 m (400 ft). Its total length is 1,078 m (3,534 ft) and its depth is 124 m (407 ft). It is located 30 km south of the city of Puebla.

Sala de la Campana

This is place with fine sand ideal for camping. From here, the cavity offers two interesting galleries. To the south, the Los Hongos gallery, with a length of 372 m (1,220 ft), leads through a series of pools with crystalline waters and a labyrinthine area of landslides, where the explorer must descend towards a muddy terminal siphon.

The White Tunnel is one of the most beautiful features in this section. The northern branch, with a length of 636 m (2.087 ft), is wider and offers Paso de la Fuente, a beautiful pool more than 3 m (10 ft) deep and 25 m (82 ft) long. More ahead you will observe a large number of crystal clear poos and areas of sand. With so many bodies of water, the place is perfect for cave diving, the waters are transparent and the visibility is good.

Cueva del Tigre (Cave)

Located on the Mazatepec road, the cave has a vaulted entrance. Inside there are impressive crystal formations and endemic fauna. You can practice cave diving.

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Gruta Chapultepec

It is difficult to access due to the excess humidity that generates a very muddy floor.

Cueva de Cohuatichan (Grotto)

It is a cave surrounded by legends, also called the Devil's Grotto, since the locals say that the spirit of the people who enter stays inside the cave until, once outside, they say the words "let's go".

Gruta Los Corales

It offers a tourist route of 200 m (656 ft). Its name is due to the fact that its formations looks like corals.

Gruta La Aventura o Gruta Oxtimaxal Sur

It has railings and lighting in its wide vaults of 20, 30 and up to 40 m (65, 98 and 131 ft) high.

Cueva de Coahuatichan

It has an imposing 100 m (328 ft) high entrance and is home to hundreds of swallows. It is not a very easy route and it has a sink. It is considered a living cave because water drips inside it all the time, making it very slippery. On its walls you can clearly see marble.

Cueva de Cohuatichan (Grotto)

It is a challenging cave as the average water level is knee deep, it has a deep pool and an underground river.

PUEBLA

Tzicatlacoyan

For those who like to explore caves, one of the most favorable places is Tzicatlacoyan, where the underground world offers a fantastic stone landscape. Other interesting options are: the Atepolihui Caves in Nauzontla and the Jonotla Caves. It is located an hour and a quarter from the city of Puebla.

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