Sac Xiquin cenote

Cenote Sac Xiquin is a part of the cave system K’oox Baal (including Tux Kapaxa caves). The joining of the K’oox Baal and Tux Kapaxa caves created the fourth-longest underwater cave system in the world. K’oox Baal system total length of 74 km. It is the world’s biggest cave system, with its spaces mapped! The making of this connection is the symbolic high point of many years of endeavor. Explorers made hundreds of dives in the caves of this region and spent thousands of hours in the waters. They spent hundreds more hours researching and hacking ways through unknown, dangerous jungles, transporting and maintaining our equipment, driving cars, and overseeing endless repairs to them.

Between 2006 and the end of 2011, over 30 km of new space was discovered in the K’oox Baal cave system, thus extending its length to 120,541 ft (36,741 m). On December 9, 2011, the two cave systems merged and were given the name K’oox Baal. With an impressive total length of 246,522 ft (75,140 m), it now proudly stands as the fourth longest underwater cave system in the world. At the same time, it is the longest cave in the world whose entirety, including contours and fills, is mapped.

Cenote Sac Xiquin (Little Tiger or Ocelot)

The maximum depth in this area is 44 ft (13.4 m).

There are two cenotes located within the area of this cenote. This cenote requires an eight-minute hike from where you park at Cenote Coop One. Follow the path behind the dugout trench of Cenote Coop one, and you will pass Cenote Quintan, a 600 ft (183 m), separate cave. Continue following the trail through a very elongated dry cenote unto a very shallow water basin at the edge of a vertical high bluff of the cenote. The permanent guideline begins on a stalactite near the surface of the water.

K'ooh Baal cave system map
K’ooh Baal cave system map

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