Caves of X'Tacumbilxuna'An

Tourism resources > Natural Areas > Hopelchén

Download it Download it

It is located 110 km from the city of Campeche

X'Tacumbilxuna'An means “place of the hidden girl”. It was a sacred place for the Mayan and, according to the local legend, the name refers to a young woman named Lol-Be (flower of the road), daughter of Timot, who decided to hide her daughter in the caves to separate her from her lover, Dzulin, who eventually found her. However, due to a promise made by Lol-be to her mother Lol-Ha (water flower) –who eventually dies– she returned to the caves and took on the form of a woman turned into stone, holding a child, which can be clearly seen by visitors.

These caves extend for 200 meters. Impressive formations of stalactites and stalagmites can be found inside, which have been formed by the constant circulation of water flow, consisting of nearly 30 whimsical figures.

There is abundant vegetation around the caves. Its entrance is between 15 and 20 meters high, where visitors descend a set of stairs which covers 350 meters of lit space. From the last formation named “The Witch’s Balcony” a great chamber with a hole –where light penetrates the enclosure– can be seen. Underneath this balcony is a ladder, visitors climb down it to reach ground level, down to a depth of approximately 800 meters.


Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 to 17:00

Find your tourist resource

Things you can't miss in Campeche See all

  • Espectáculo Multimedia

    Espectáculo Multimedia "CELEBREMOS CAMPECHE"

    Biblioteca Campeche

    Martes a Domingo 20:00 Hrs.

    + info


    Martes a Domingo 10:00 a 19:00 hrs.

    + info
  • Caves of X'Tacumbilxuna'An. Light and sound

    Caves of X'Tacumbilxuna'An. Light and sound


    From 10:00 to 17:00

    + info
  • Vive la leyenda

    Vive la leyenda


    Sábado y Domingo 20:00 hrs

    + info

Follow us on: flickr flickr youtube youtube wikipedia wikipedia