Spelunkers shouldn’t miss the El Boquerón cave, 20 kilometers northeast of Copán Ruinas on the highway to San Pedro Sula. The Río Amarillo runs through the cave, so visits are best December–April or you may be forced to go for a swim. Almost two kilometers long, it’s filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and bats.
Guides to the cave (recommended) can be easily found in Copán Ruinas. The Asociación de Guías Copán offers a day trip to the spectacular caves for about US$60 per person, which includes transportation and a meal.
Getting to El Boquerón
To get to El Boquerón, follow the highway past Santa Rita up a hill called La Carichosa, then look for a dirt road turning left. Ask for El Boquerón (The Big Mouth), about an hour’s walk from the highway turn.
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