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. 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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  • Our group of 9 split up for activities. Some swam in the underground river. Some toured the cave. But I think the ones who zip lined had the best time. The youngest was 4 and loved it. I expected to s...  more »
  • Our family visited Aktun Chen in January, 2018 and had a full day of activities. There are three activities to choose from and you can buy a ticket for any or all. The all inclusive includes lunch. We...  more »
  • Beautiful cenote! Not overcrowded at all. If you get there early like we did then you can likely enjoy the whole cenote to yourselves. The cenote is 2km from main reception area but regular mini vans ...  more »
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For comfortable beachfront options near the town itself, look to Half Moon Bay, whose curving coastline serves as the hub of diving and other beach activities in the region. Budget options can be difficult to find in Akumal and in the neighboring coastal towns--expect to pay the same, if not more, per night in the nearby town of Puerto Aventuras.
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