CAVES DEL JUL ‘IQB’ONBILPEK AND RIO SAN SIMON two impressive cave systems, where you can see extraordinary formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
It is only two kilometres from chisec, in the direction of raxruha
It is said that the first settlers were Raxruhá Township quekchíes, Kakchiquel, Garifuna and Achi were original peoples of Baja Verapaz department.
These people came to Raxruhá field in the 1940s.
In the early days of the township was long considered a village in the municipality of Alta Verapaz Chisec, but due to the great development and large territorial residents struggled to come up in this category as a municipality of Guatemala.
The main sources of production which has Raxruhá municipality are agriculture and fertile land that the municipality has the crops are harvested by villagers and livestock. The main crops that the municipality has are: Corn, Beans, Rice, Peanuts and Achiote.
The Farming is one of the main activities that people have because throughout time has become a major source of trade they have acquired over the years.
What to do:
Jul iq’ and b’onbilpek are two impressive cave systems, where you can see extraordinary formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Mayan pottery and some of the first cave paintings that were found in Guatemala. If you are the adventurous type, you should not miss this opportunity to rappel down the b’onb’il pek cave
30.00 dollar per person, minimum of two people
Cave guides, rappel service and rental equipment
What to bring:
Light clothing, comfortable shoes for walking, sunscreen, sunglasses and a water bottle
Not included, but ask for our transportation prices