When you enter Tiger cave, it is easy to imagine the ancient Maya holding their ceremonies there. Caves were amongst the most sacred places and used for rituals, sacrifices and communication with the spirits. The entrance chamber is strewn with shards of broken pottery other evidence of Maya presence.
As you explore the cave, you will see stalactites, stalagmites and other unique rock formations. The cave has narrow passageways, huge chambers and underground rivers. Each turn a new challenge. The final chamber, more than a mile into the cave, is filled with
spectacular rock formations and well worth the effort.
You will join your tour guide in a “dug out canoe” for the trip back down the river towards San Miguel, where you may see local women washing in the river, or the children playing!! Sit back, relax and take in the breathtaking scenery and local wildlife, there really is no better way to travel!!
This excursion is only recommended for people who are very physically fit. From the road to the cave, visitors must navigate a steep drop down a dirt path. Inside the cave, expect to walk on slick cave floors, climb boulders and navigate loose gravel slopes.