The geological characteristics of the Maya Mountains have led to the presence of numerous caves in that area, which highlights the Chiquibul cave system as the largest in Central America. It extends over 24 miles from Guatemala to Belize, and includes Tunkul, Cebada, Kabal and Xibalba caves, as well as the Nohoch Ce’en. However, the most important Cave of Belize is Actun Tunichil Muhnal, also known as “ATM”, given the presence of calcified human remains and many ceramic offerings, which can still be seen in their original places. The cave Actun Che Chem Ha is also quite visited and contains ceramic offerings. Another important cave is Barton Creek, located nearby San Ignacio, where human remains and ceramic offerings have also been found. The northern region of Belize is characterized by the presence of many lagoons, being the main Lagoon laShipstern, Progresso Lagoon, Lagoon Midwinters, and the New River Lagoon. The vegetation in the northeastern part is forest deciduous does not exceed 12 miles in height and characteristic by the high presence of “palma de corozo”. Near the coast is the area known as the Sarteneja, which forms part of the Shipstern Nature Reserve, as well as the region of Cayo Ambergris, where areas of mangrove and tropical pine, as well as the Tasisté Palm serving to houses. In the Stan Creek area are wetlands, rich in endemic species of flora and fauna, and a significant concentration of “bejuco tie tie”, is located in the Southern Lagoon, near Wales Point area, used for basketry craftsmanship. This area also is the Manatee Special Development Area, where it is protected to the Manatee.
And thus Gucumatz was filled with joy, and exclaimed: “Your coming has been fruitful, Heart of Heaven; and you, Huracán, and you, Chipi-Caculhá, Raxa-Caculhá!”