Aktun Chen, Akumal

4.5
#3 of 7 in Parks in Akumal
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. With our international travel planner, Akumal attractions like Aktun Chen can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Giant impressive Cenote. We played with a group of USA and the Guide speak in English for what little understood. The entry includes glasses and snorkrel with your life jacket tube. Every visit is made to swim through narrow sites from one to another gallery. We talked to a few divers who came out of the water and they told us that the caves were long and a deep henormes.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Somewhere very special, totally natural, fascinated me the way to meet the cenote and be on the natural habitat of the fauna of this place. Totally recommended, one of the best cenotes which I visited
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  • October 2, 2017
    Cenote different he is closed like a very large cave with a lot of clear water and cold (not too) but you get used to it fast is not too large but has several places to take beautiful photos and in some places has fish and huge stones. What impresses you in fact are the formations of stalagmites and cave lighting. Place has good structure with lockers to keep your belongings, life jacket and snorkelling equipment available. The Park Aktun Chen is a very big place even, has other attractions and restaurants in most everything is far away you have to go to Van circulating out there. We were also in the mini zoo near the exit in the return of the cenote.
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