Sac Actun, Tulum

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Its name meaning "White Caves" in the Yucatec Maya language, 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 Sac Actun on your holiday in Tulum, and find out what else Tulum has to offer, use our Tulum online day trip planner .
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  • Very, very cool experience at Sac Actun! We were short on time at the end of our Tulum stay and decided to visit just one cenote. After reading about a few and hearing from a multitude of people I cho...  more »
  • Absolutely stunning. Swim in a cenote and through caves. Fossils, bats, etc. If you’re American you won’t need a wetsuit.  more »
  • A very nice underground cave. You'll need a guide to go down there. It's a lot of caves around Tullum, but this is a bir special and a bit different. Recommend a visite  more »

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