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Cenote Chaak Tun

Av. Juarez, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Playa Del Carmen
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Chaak Tun is by far the best cenote for snorkeling! It is absolutely stunning. You enter in to a sink hole then into the caves. Once in the water, you snorkel through stalagmites and stalactites, in crystal clear water. It is artificially lit and really well run. It is a little hard to get to as it is in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

So much more natural than something like Explor and ten times cooler. I went on my own via a taxi from playa, which cost me about 150 pesos. The entrance fee was 350, and for that I got torch hire, wet shoe hire and guide. I was told you couldn't do this without the guide and to be honest aftera... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A unique Mexican adventure. I rappelled down a long rope into a deep cave, at the floor of this cave was a deep pool of wonderfully cool, refreshing water. I was in an ancient/sacred Cenote. I swam, splashed and dived in mineral dense water. Had a GREAT time!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Interesting day trip from our hotel. First we toured Chitchen Itza, our guide was very knowledgeable explaining about the Mayan ruins and the people's way of life. Our lbuffet unch was included at the hotel on site. Then on to the caves where you take stairs built in the rock to reach the underwater pond. After our dip into the... More

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East Palestine, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Visited the Cenotes Oct 2013. Beautifull underwater caves, fantastic formations, very large..quite the experience! Guide kept it well lit for us and took gorgeous pictures for us. Water is cold,but you get used to it right away. It's just one of those places you need to experience..mother nature has again outdone herself!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We discovered the Chaak Tun cenote through the Playabus tour. It is great that this group of cenotes are located so close to Playa. You just head straight across the highway and stay on Juarez Avenue. Was a great few hours snorkeling/swimming and discovering the underwater caverns and experiencing total silence and darkness in one when we all shut down... More

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Norton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If youve never visited a cenote then your missing out. Even if you just go down the stairs it will put a smile on your face. Unless your a miner it's probably deeper than you have every been. If you swim in it's cool, clean and clear water you'll experience joy.

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West New York, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This excursion was great. It was well organized and planned. As soon as your get off the ship they have a sign where you pick up a sticker which gets you on a nice air conditioned ferry ride to Playa Del Carmen. The boat ride can be a little bumpy, so try to find a seat in the center of... More

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Englewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

During our third consecutive Xmas in Playa, we ventured out in our rental car to check out our first cenote. I would say that this experience couldn't have been any better. Besides myself and my husband (mid 30s), we brought our 2 children (3 and 8) and my parents (mid 50s). Although it was over the busy holiday, it wasn't... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

„Not easy to get to, but worth going“ - If you’re staying in PDC, I recommend going. I can’t judge if this is the most beautiful cenote there is in Yucatán, but it was the only one that was within reach for my partner and me. We were able to swim and snorkel in two beautiful caves which was an... More

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