The Daily Beast “Bigs Up” Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave

Posted on Thursday, August 14th, 2014
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The American news reporting and opinion website, the Daily Beast just published a superb article on Actun Tunichil Muknal (ATM Cave) – Belize’s most famous cave. The article entitled “The Cave Where Mayans Sacrified Humans Is Open for Visitors” is currently being featured as a great escape on the The Daily Beast website.

Nina Strochlic, the writer of the article describes the ATM Cave as follows:

It’s a journey even Indiana Jones would have to brace himself for: an hour-long rainforest hike, a swim across an ice-cold stream into the narrow mouth of a cave, and then a slippery descent into the dark, cavernous depths where bats, spiders, and ancient scorpion-like amblypygi lurk in the nooks. But, more than a thousand years ago, these creepy crawlies were practically friendly company compared to the cave’s human occupants, who used the remote location to carry out grisly, murderous rituals.

Today, brave adventurers willing to travel more than a mile underground in less than ideal conditions to reach Belize’s Actun Tunichil Muknal cave (ATM) will find many ancient treasures at the end of their journey.

Marketing Manager for Chabil Mar, Larry France said that the ATM Cave is one of the most spectacular caves in the world and he was excited to see that one of Belize’s top attractions is being recommended on a popular American website.

See also: 12 Reasons Belize Should Be The Next Country You Visit

Actun Tunichil Muknal or the ATM Cave as it is locally known is one of the most breathtaking caving experiences you will have in Belize. The cave is located in the karstic limestone terrain of Roaring Creek Valley in the Cayo District and is approximately 5 km long and contains a perennial stream that runs through it including a ledge with two stelae and a large chamber full of intact human remains and Maya pots.

Chabil Mar offers a potpourri of Jungle and Sea Belize Vacations that include the ATM Cave Tour.

For more information about Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave or traveling to Belize , feel free to chat with our Concierge at: concierge@chabilmarvillas.com or contact our Reservations Manager at: reservations@chabilmarvillas.com. Or perhaps you would like to call toll free from the US or Canada: 1-866-417-2377.

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