Che Chem Ha Pottery Caves
We heard the cave was mucky but no one mentioned the 35-45 minute serious uphill limestone dirt/rock trail through sweltering jungles. The trail has to be cleared by machete every 3 months before the jungle reclaims its own. We hiked 3/4 ways up a mountain about 1000 feet elevation gain. William our guide and founder of cave just wore sandals; I wore and needed hiking boots.
Several stone shelves of beautiful pots are accessed by rebar ladders. Across from one shelf a surveyor's sting served 5 bats as their hanging place.
Diving the Blue Hole has been famous since Jaques Cousteau visited the site in the early 70`s. The hole is different in that you will see stalactites coming from the roof of an overhang at 130 ft. The bull sharks circling above us on our ascent made the dive for me though.
Cost is around USD 150 for 3 tanks.
Exploration with a guide explaining Mayan history
Small Mayan ruin site partially excavated. Mountain like hills covered in jungle and trees still cover other ruins.