In the municipality of Flores, Department of Petén, Guatemala, there are a series of interesting caves from the Mayan period that had a great mystic-religious importance for civilization, because within these caves the Mayans carried out some kind of religious rites at some special times of the year. The name of the caverns in the Mayan language means "Cave of the Serpent" or "Rock of the Serpent", was given
this name because in the cave the caverns have the geographical appearance of a snake. The Peteneros tell that the caves were submerged in the sea but after the waters were removed the caves emerged.
FLORA AND FAUNA OF ITS SURROUNDINGS AND INTERIOR.
You can enjoy hundreds of bats that fly and can be seen hanging between the stalactites and stalagmites, of colors, that have formed designs along the route. In the upper part, you can see trees which are each identified with their name. The stalactites are those that are found in the roof of the caves, these are formed by the water that filters in the caves forming the stalactites, the same drop that the stalactite drops is the one that forms the stalagmites, passing time to the grow and join form a secondary column or accretion or pillar.
The main entrance is the one in Santa Elena but it has been called that the caves also have a mouth in the municipality of San Benito. Inside the caves you can walk almost a kilometer with lighting, on authorized trails, although they are 2.5 kilometers long.