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Address: Highway 307 between Akumal and Xel-Ha | Km 107, Akumal 77780, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 (984) 109 20 61
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An underground cave with spectacular rock formations.

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A Wonderful Surprise

My wife and I just visited this park, and all I can say is WOW. Be advised they have 3 different areas; the Cave, the Cenote swimming, and Zip Lining. We were not aware of this so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I just visited this park, and all I can say is WOW. Be advised they have 3 different areas; the Cave, the Cenote swimming, and Zip Lining. We were not aware of this so all we did was the cave exploration, but it was incredible. I’ve been in several caves in my life and this one ranks... More 

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Granite Falls, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aktun Chen is the smartest choice I made for this vacation. I wanted to see a beautiful cenote. So many times people post pics of cenotes and then don't tell you which ones they are. Aktun Chen has the most beautiful cenote I have ever seen. I actually teared up at how beautiful it was. The ziplining was fun for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped off to swim in the cenote as part of a larger tour. The cenote is small and very cold so be prepared. It was fun snorkeling in something so old but again it is small so be prepared for cramped quarters with lots of people.

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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

DO NOT go to the Mayan area without visiting this attraction. Its the most refreshing, beautiful place I have seen and in fact, there are many more of them in Mexico. Its a must see!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great first experience in a cenote. I wore a bikini with a long sleeve bathing suit shirt on top and did not find the water too chilly, and that was a day after some serious rains. This is a simple cenote, easily circled and maneuvered with kids. My son who loves to swim got a little intimidated by the stalagmites... More 

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Neptune Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The women all brought wet suits, as the water in the cenote is pretty cold, while I didn't mind it once I was in. The water is incredibly clear, and snorkeling it is amazing, you have to pay attention both above and below the water, with stalactites and stalagmites in impressive disarray. The mini-zoo there was also interesting, but the... More 

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Twin Cities, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We took a cab to Aktun Chen. The website is rather confusing. We did not need a reservation. It is a long way from the main highway but the taxi driver took us to the lobby and even waited for our return--2.5 hours or so. We took the Dry tour and the Cenote tour--both were excellent. Both unbelievable. The cost... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

So I have been traveling to Mexico for 10+ years and have brought my 6 year old daughter since she was 3 yrs old. We have been to all the big place; Xplor, Xel-Ha, Chichen Iza, Coba, etc. this year we decided to try something new and we went to Actun Chen. They dint have the big flashy signs or... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Traveling thru the area and decided to stop in and see what this place was all about. Did not get to participate in any of the adventures they provided bc we were in a time crunch and had already booked similar activities elsewhere. The staff was very friendly and helpful and I'm hoping in my next trip, I can return... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

This is actually an animal rescue. Our guide told us that most of the animals have come from circuses and owners who abused or exploited them. Theres lots of deer wandering the park uncaged and from what our guide told us, even the odd jaguar and if youre lucky you might see one. We didn't but we did see all... More 

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