Lanquin - Grutas | Informal Campsite

Guatemala

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Last Visited: about 2 years ago
GPS: 15.58042, -89.99056
Altitude: 0.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Natural Source
Toilets: Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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You can sleep in the parking lot to the caves here. The entrance to the caves costs 30QZ/Person. Furthermore 10QZ, for coming to park to park to where you can even out if you will only look at the caves. And sleep is then 35QZ/Auto. Long drop toilets.

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Starting at dusk and continuing for about an hour (!) there is a steady stream of thousands upon thousands of small bats leaving the cave. What probably makes it less attractive than other bat viewing spots is the fact that they don’t come all at the same time. It’s best seen from inside the cave.

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Caves are ok... if you like caves. After doing others recently, we didn't think this was anything too special. If you are there at sunset it's quite cool to see the bats, but it is pretty much dark by the time they come out, so you don't see much (if you've done the bat-caves in Borneo, these here are nothing like as good, don't get your hopes up for anything as spectacular). But it's a nice night stop in the car-park. Long-drop toilets (dirty). You can swim in the lovely river. Caves 30Q pp, night-stop 35Q per car.

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Really nice stay for the night. Simple facilities and its a safe place. The guard was really friendly.

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Decent spot. we paid 35Q to camp and bargained our way into going to see just the bats without paying. we've seen plenty if caves but standing surrounded by bats was pretty cool.

the Exon station up the road us a much better spot to sleep if you want real bathrooms. they are super nice and they even have showers.

we stayed there on our way out.

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We ended up spending three nights there. The guards are really friendly and welcoming, and we felt completely safe (guard on duty 24/7).
We paid 35Q per night for camping, and 30Q per person for the entrance to the caves the first day.
The caves are really nice, nonetheless the light is not working anymore, so bring a lamp. We tried to do it without a guide, but doing so you miss all the specific rock formations. We were charged 20Q per person for a guide for the so-called extreme tour, in which you do a little of climbing at the end to see the underground water source.

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BATS ARE SO COOL. The cave is actually very cool too. We'll light, but you will still need a flashlight for when you leave the cave. During winter bats start coming out at 5:30. We paid 30Q per person and 35Q for camping. A grand total of 95Q, ouch! It was very mellow, no one else showed up for a tour. The bathrooms are not my favorite. pit toilets, one smelled what you would expect the cave to smell like. Cave doesn't smell. Nice security guard all night. All traffic noise goes away after dark. You can access the river for a dip, or tubing if you like. Alex gives tubing tour with all transportation included for 70Q.

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Still same price. 10 quetzales to park and 35 to camp. So is actually only 25 quetzales more for staying overnight. Bats are amazing!

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Quiet place to sleep and visit the bats.a guard sleep also at the place.

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Loved it, you can camp only with river access or include cave entrance. Recomend cave at night and sit in the mist of thousands of bats passing all around you into the night around 7pm. Left car here and took colectivo 4x4 back of truck ride to Chempae, can easily negotiate price down to 15Q or if your really good the locals pay 10Q.

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small parking lot at the cave and an icecold and refreshing river you can swim in. little bit crowded by day but quiet at night. just payed 35Q for camping, but stayed 2 nights, nobody asked for more, the cave is beautiful

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Small parking lot of the caves with guards. 35 Q/vehicle. You will hear a generator running - they turn it off at 10pm. The entry fee for the caves is 35 QpP. It's very slippery inside. Wear good shoes. And take a flashlight with you. There's no light in the caves. Best is to visit the caves in late afternoon (last entry 6pm) and afterwards wait at least until 7pm at the entrance of the cave (it has to be dark outside). This is the time when thousands of bats fly out of the cave! It's amazing.

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Ended up camping at the parking lot next to the palapa. 30 Quetzales per person to camp and 35 for the entrance to the park per vehicle. Pit toilets on site. We watched thousands of bats exit the cave around 6:15 pm and walked inside the caves the following day.

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Good stop if you've been driving all day and need a place to rest up before embarking on the adventure to Semuc Champey. 35q for one car and 30q per person to enter the caves. Not sure what the price would be if you only wanted to camp and not see the caves. Lots of flat space. Pit toilets, no wifi, no showers, no water, no electricity.

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Very quiet. Perfect for a night and a visit of the caves.

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You can sleep in the parking lot to the caves here.
The entrance to the caves costs 30QZ/Person. Furthermore 10QZ, for coming to park to park to where you can even out if you will only look at the caves. And sleep is then 35QZ/Auto.
The cave itself, I was so-so, it's pretty scary and slippery as the pig! Evening from 18h then come the bats in SCHAREN out of the cave! Standing on the top right the input / output and watch this spectacle!
One must no problems until 19h stay at the caves, if not longer!
When the light is switched off in the cave have been a lot more bats!
Flashlight & Headlamp is an advantage, although it has light! Far back in the cave listening to the light and you can then use the headlamp on.

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Long drop toilets. Caves which can be toured. Q70 camping fee includes entry. Very quiet overnight.

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Camping in front of the caves of Lanquin. Pit toilet. The tour to the caves costs 30 Quetzal / person. It is worth visiting at night when at dawn the bats leave the cave. Only parking (without camping) costs 10 Quetzal.

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