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Aktun Chen, Akumal

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Visit the ecologically minded Aktun Chen, a 161 ha (400 ac) rainforest preserve, where wild spider monkeys and whitetail deer roam free. Venture into a 5-million-year-old limestone cave, and wander though caverns filled with bizarre formations, finally reaching a pool at the caverns' mouth for a cooling swim. If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, then try the network of ziplines, and soar through the trees observing a bird's-eye view of the jungle. Put Aktun Chen at the forefront of your travel plans using our Akumal tourist route planner.
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  • If the cave and the cenote are very beautiful and nice overall is rather a bit caught tourists. Towers very very guides which doesn't leave you much freedom especially if you like we took a combo of 2 activities. Natural Park is not natural because some animals are locked in cages or pens. Not very ecological and sad for the animal condition. Too bad the cenote is beautiful and our guide was very friendly. However the guide of the cave was very rude and did not know much about the history of the Yucatan Peninsula. His smile to emerged only at the tips. Too bad.
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  • Perfect for those who like to be in direct contact with nature. The Park has restaurant, vans, or trucks that you moved from the reception to the resturant or the cenote, a walk where I show you and talk about the stalactites and stalagmites and a sort of illuminated cenote super also beautiful but only to admire it. It must see snakes, monkeys. The cenote is beautiful, it is shallow so you must be careful when swimming, pristine super, very nice lighting and the attention of very good guides, very attentive!
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  • Staying at Bahia principe and the caves are so close by. Had a car to access the site but enough visitors find these amazing caves. Easily walked (have done others swimming through) and a very informa...  more »