Cenotes Sac Actun, Tulum

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Its name meaning "White Caves" in the Yucatec Maya language, Cenotes Sac Actun represents an underwater cavern system near Yucatan’s Caribbean coast. Explore a part of the massive 230 km (143 mile) cave system, and visit the Sac Actun cenote. Swim in the underground freshwater basins and streams, dive in the interconnected cenotes, or snorkel to see small fish swim along the roots and vines. Admire the vast caverns, adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, or try to spot the sea turtles that can be found near the opening of the cenote. To visit Cenotes Sac Actun on your holiday in Tulum, and find out what else Tulum has to offer, use our Tulum.
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  • We were able to arrange a shuttle for our group to go to this Cenote. It was 100% worth the trip. The dirt road to get there is fairly long and bumpy but it is nice because it is not super touristy...  more »
  • We got extremely lucky with a guide - Rodrigo - all to ourselves! The cenote was beautiful, quiet, sacred and memorable. Rodrigo was fantastic. He knew his facts, was safe and informative. The...  more »
  • We loved our visit to Sac Actun! Our guide was friendly, funny and capable. We opted in for the wetsuits and were glad to avoid the distraction of being cold, though the waters are not freezing...  more »
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  • My wife and three children went to Sac Actun in April and it was amazing. The caves were incredible and I’ll never forget looking off into the infinity of the underwater river system. Our guide’s name was Rodrigo and he was great. He was extremely nice and accommodating, and was full of all kinds of fun tidbits of info about the local flora and fauna (bats!). I highly recommend doing this if you are in the Yucatán.
  • Be ready to be treated badly. It took us good 20 min off road drive to get there. It is relatively pricy (450 pesos entry plus 200 for a wet suit (much needed). But they did a lot of work lightening up the underground cave, so money were well spent. It is a loop with entrance into two large and beautiful fully closed underground caves. From outside you can’t judge how interesting it would be. Pros: unique experience, stalactites (on the ceiling) & stalagmites (on the cave floor), snorkelling from narrow path to a huge cave.. I liked the guide (Antony). Cons: guys in the red shirts (the ones taking the money) were extremely (and unnecessary) RUDE.
  • HORRIBLE As you can easily find in another reviews, their reception is just terrible. They are overpriced, we had the opportunity to hear a little bit of the explanation from a private guide who was guiding this couple and it was much better then the poor explanation that they do with their own guides. Their staff are very arrogant, and they have no respect for the tourist at all, they sent us without any safety to find the guide in a dark cave only to make more money and don't spend another guide with us, resulting in injured foot. They did the same with another couple who missed other parts of the site, and payed the same price. They treat you like cattle and have no concern about hygiene, they give you wet and musty life jackets without any cleaning, a nice way to finish the tour with skin desease. JUST DON'T WORTH THE PRICE
  • One of the most incredible places I have ever seen! I didn't even know anything like this existed in the world. To call the water crystal clear is an understatement. It's peaceful, serene, and probably as close as you can get to experiencing something that you could only see in a fictional movie like Avatar.
  • It was around $30USD (I think) to get in and rent snorkels here, with an hour guided tour. It was very well worth it, the caves are magical and it's an experience to remember. Highly recommend.
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