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Sótano de las Huahuas (Huahuas Basement)

Aquismón

This natural hole or abyss is not as famous as the Sótano de las Golondrinas, but just as the other one, it offers an incredible show of nature. It is called the Sótano de las Huahuas and is a sort of big underground pot in the middle of an exuberant vegetation. It is 60 meters in diameter and more than 478 meters in depth.

It was declared a Protected Natural Area and also has the naming of Paraiso Indigena, an important recognition for touristic sites that are administered by communities that have inherited an ancestral culture, like the Magical Town of Aquismón which is safeguarded by the tének people.

One of the reasons for coming to visit the Sótano de las Huahuas is that at dawn and in the sunset you can see millions of swifts and green parakeets, also known as huahuas.

These birds have a sort of protocol to undertake their flight to the exterior: first the chiks, then the oldest ones and finally the young ones who are learning to fly.

It is only allowed to practice trekking to get to the edge of the hole and presence the show. The cave is located in the Barrio de San Isidro, in the Aquismón Municipality. The journey is about 28 minutes from the Historic Center of the town.
This natural hole or abyss is not as famous as the Sótano de las Golondrinas, but just as the other one, it offers an incredible show of nature. It is called the Sótano de las Huahuas and is a sort of big underground pot in the middle of an exuberant vegetation. It is 60 meters in diameter and more than 478 meters in depth.

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It was declared a Protected Natural Area and also has the naming of Paraiso Indigena, an important recognition for touristic sites that are administered by communities that have inherited an ancestral culture, like the Magical Town of Aquismón which is safeguarded by the tének people.

One of the reasons for coming to visit the Sótano de las Huahuas is that at dawn and in the sunset you can see millions of swifts and green parakeets, also known as huahuas.

These birds have a sort of protocol to undertake their flight to the exterior: first the chiks, then the oldest ones and finally the young ones who are learning to fly.

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