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This is one of Yucatán’s best caverns, with lots of geological features, good lighting, several underground pools, and large chambers, all carefully preserved. It has thrived under management by the local community rather than outside tour companies. The cavern tour takes about 90 minutes and requires a lot of walking, but the footing is good. Other choices are snorkeling in a cenote or soaring above the jungle on zip lines. There is also a zoo with spider monkeys and other local fauna; some critters are allowed to run about freely and will happily grab anything you’re not holding tightly. The turnoff is to the right, and the cave is about 4km (2[bf]1/2 miles) from the road.