Its name means in Maya : " Rock Snake " or "Cave of the snake ' ' are a network of caves located in Santa Elena , near the island of Flores.

Like all caverns or caves, it has a mystical - religious significance for the Maya, who during certain times of the year came to perform rites or celebrations.

na part of its labyrinth of underground formations is lit for the benefit of tourism.

Its main attraction are the formations of stalactites and stalagmites and christened with names curious shapes representing as " Paw Elephant " , " The Virgin of the Grotto " and " God of Rain " among many others.

According to the oral tradition of the peteneros , the caves were submerged in the seabed , but then the waters receded and arose caves.