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Tzabná Caves | Yucatán Mx

Tzabná Caves. Under the surface of the firm soil in Yucatan there is an extensive cave system, many tunnels are flooded with crystal clear water, here you can admire the underground world called xib’al’ba (hidden place) by the Mayans.

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How to get

How to get to Tzabná caves by public transport:

From the zocalo or large square where the cathedral of Mérida is 7 blocks away is the NORESTE terminal where you can take a bus to Tecoh ($ 30 approximate).

The caves are located at the southern exit of the town, you can walk or take a taxi (motorized tricycle) to get there ($ 15 approx).

How to get to grottos Tzabná by car:

It is located 38 kilometers from Yucatan, the approximate route 50 minutes.

From any part of the city, drive east on Calle 59 and then leave the city on federal highway 180 in the direction of Valladolid.

At the first detour to Chetumal turn right to get to Tecoh.


Expedition in the cave

Price: $150

Schedule: 9:00am – 6:00pm


Walk for 1:30 hours the caves underground with an expert guide


Use clothes that you are willing to mess with clay and mud, comfortable shoes to crawl and crawl, swimsuit to swim in the final cave where there is a large cenote.

About of

Destination | Attraction:
Tzabnah grottos and their thirteen cenotes, (also known as “caves of tecoh”)


Meaning of the name:
Possibly Tzabnáh originally means “house of viper rattles”, taking the words of the Mayan language Tsáab = rattle of adder and Nah = house.

Small system of caverns, under the ground is the water level at 17 meters where you can observe cenotes (water wells), the route lasts between 1 and 2 hours.


Use clothes that you can dirty, preferably dark in color, this will make it easier for you to remove the clay stains when washing your clothes.

Prices for tickets, activities and transportation may vary over time.


The weather in the Tzabná caves region

Warm sub humid with rains in summer.

During this time the so-called mid-summer droughts occur when the rains are suspended, it has an average annual temperature of 24.5º C and an average annual rainfall of 41.9 millimeters.

The prevailing winds come in a direction east west and southeast northwest.