So you might ask yourself which cajon would suit you better.
The Peruvian cajon has no strings or snare. It is just a plain box. The flamenco cajon has guitar strings running up the back of the front panel that you hit, thus creating a more airy, crisp sound that resembles the sound of a drum kit because of the snare drum sound.
Further inovations to the flamenco cajon have seen a drum snare used instead of guitar strings, and the latest being the breakthrough Piano strings on the Cruz Cajon. There are many different ways of adjusting the snare or strings to give a tighter snare sound.
If you play contemporary music such as funk, hip hop, pop r&b, gospel, soul, rock, jazz, country etc. then the flamenco cajon is probably what you are looking for. If you play peruvian folk music, then the peruvian cajon is for you. The peruvian cajon can also be used in many different fusion musics and folk music, but it is well known that it is the flamenco cajon that is more popular and used in almost all styles of music due to the fact that it resembles the sound of a drum kit.