Cenote Chaak Tun, Playa del Carmen

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Explore the dramatic Cenote Chaak Tun, which consists of a large water pool and three caverns, two of which are filled with clear, cold water, which work well for snorkeling. Observe examples of large stalactites hanging from the ceiling and watch for the occasional bat. Life jackets and hard hats are included with the entrance fee, and snorkeling equipment and you can rent wet suits. There is food available on site; consider bringing water shoes if you have them for maximum comfort. Before you visit Playa del Carmen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • October 3, 2017
    A beautiful cenote not far from Playa del Carmen. A return taxi from Playa cost 200 pesos and the entry fee to the cenote was 500 pesos (lower for locals), which includes the guide and all equipment. ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    A friend and I decided to check this place out since it was so close to our hotel. So glad we did! We were in awe the entire time. Absolutely gorgeous! Our tour guide Abel was wonderful. He did a priv...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Having done the official Xenotes tour with open, and semi closed extremely touristic cenotes I wasn't expecting much about a little known one only 6km from Playa del Carmen 5ta avenida. ohh I was wron...  more »
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  • April 23, 2017
    It's as good as the other reviews say. We had Emmanuel as our tour guide and he was great, very informative and funny. We went on Sunday morning which was perfect. Emmanuel said the weekends are slower than during the week when they have tours coming through. We only had 4 people in our group which was the perfect amount. You can play with VISA and MasterCard but they add a 5% surcharge which was nominal. We took a cab from Playa for 120 pesos.
  • June 24, 2017
    This was a lot of fun, and our guide Abel was very informative and friendly, able to answer all of our questions and give good tips for navigation. The caves are awesome to free swim in and the bats are a nice touch for atmosphere. If you have the time and are not claustrophobic, give it a whirl.
  • June 27, 2017
    Great place. Ricardo is an awesome guide. Highly recommend. One of the highlights of our stay in Playa.
  • May 24, 2017
    Abel was our guide into the Cenote. He is very informative and friendly with me and my group. The Cenote was fun to explore, but be very aware of your surroundings. I recommend you visit this if you love adventure. $35 american dollars for the tour or $500 pesos. Afterwards, take shots of tequila by the bar in the vicinity. Good experience and would love to do it again.
  • April 11, 2017
    If you like cave diving without the diving... Then this is the excursion for you. Snorkel in a dark cave, cold water, and bats... It was a blast. Plus, authentic tamales to munch on when your done. Book now, you will not regret.

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