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Aktun Chen

Address: Highway 307 between Akumal and Xel-Ha | Km 107, Akumal 77780, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 (984) 109 20 61
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Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns & caves, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: An underground cave with spectacular rock formations.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Type: Caverns & caves, Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: An underground cave with spectacular rock formations.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Irvington, New York
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were recommended to go here by our hotel in Tulum (kickbacks ahoy). When we got there (after a 3km outback drive through scrub and wasteland) we saw the monkey chained up on a rope at a barren reception - expectations were set low at that point. Its 30 bucks for each activity - a frankly embarrassing zipline, a beautiful... More 

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freeport NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Very close to our Akumal Hotel yet a nit of a ride from the main road on a rough road. The cenote there was amazing! We spent much time swimming with the guide and then getting free time. We loved the feel!

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We only visited the animals here and went swimming in the cenote. The animals - while we were told over and over again about how well kept they are - well, no one wants to see monkeys behind a fence. The cenote snorkeling, however, was amazing and truly the highlight of our trip.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Not cheap but well guided and a great experience. Way less of an "amusement park" atmosphere than other places we considered. Guide on our cave tour was Viktor who was very well informed and charming.

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Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Incredible experience! Lomas rep told us this ceynote was closed which was not true. Not to be missed!

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Riga, Latvia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were 4 people aged of 26 - 61 and we all absolutely loved the Zip-line track as well as Cave tour. Zipline: it was our first experience, so we were concerned about safety, but this is Mexico, what could possibly go wrong :) The track was perfectly safe, professional guides were with us at all times and we were... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Three generations of family members (ages 8 - 70) had a delightful time at Aktun Chen. The dray cave is spectacular and the guide was extremely informative. We then enjoyed a delicious and well-priced meal before the super-fun zip line. 10 stretches of zip line and very well-trained and friendly guides made it a great adventure! The animals seemed very... More 

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San Francisco, California
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our party booked both the cave tour and the underground cenote swim. The guide who led us through the caves (Jose) was knowledgable and provided extensive information about the geology, history and animals as well as answering any and all questions with honesty and when possible with humor. His English was very good. The tour lasted about an hour and... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I think getting there and the length of the day and everything else on the tour was crazy. But was it worth it for the snokel in the cave? Absolutely!

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Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Snorkeling at the cenote at Aktun Chen was a highlight of our trip to Mexico. We found the guide Jaime to be very knowledgeable and interesting. We were allowed to spend as long as we wanted in the cenote which was a magical experience. The bellboy at the Gran Bahia Principe arranged for the van from Aktun Chen Natural park... More 

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