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Aktun Chen

Highway 307 between Akumal and Xel-Ha | Km 107, Akumal, Mexico
984-884-0444
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Akumal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Bodies of Water
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: An underground cave with spectacular rock formations.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I visited Cancun with my family and have wanted to try out ziplining for some time. We were lucky to come across Aktun Chen's Indiana Joe's Adventure. Unlike X-PloR and other nearby attractions, Aktun Chen offers an "a la carte" option for the activities they offer. Given that we tend to get a late start, most attractions close at 5... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had heard so much about the cenotes and never been to one. I am so glad I took the time to go see one. There are so many in the Riviera Maya, I picked Aktun Chen based on the Trip Advisor reviews and it did not disappoint. It costs $350 pesos to go in with a guide and for... More

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Cancun, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was ask to pay $300USD to use my tripod, I think a lesser fee should have not get any objection, furthermore that day were merely 5 guest at that time, Saturday August the 9th, I must say the guide Alex did a fantastic job the caves are beautifully one of the most acclaimed ones for their views of a... More

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Cohutta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved the clean beach, snorkeling with the sea turtles, friendly and helpful staff, pricing, and the peacefulness.

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Montreal
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had lots of fun with the ziplines and cenotes. Guides are friendly and multi lingual. No complaints!!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We went snorkeling in the Aktun Chen cenotes. The water was cold but refreshing and once I got used to the bats and used to the water temperature, it was a great experience and really cool to see some of these underwater rivers.

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We took our three teenagers (19, 18, and 18) who all had a wonderful time. The water was cool and the cave itself was manageable. Jamie is a gem. He took underwater pictures of our group. We were a little embarrassed that he held his breath the entire time while we went bobbling up and down for air :) Tips:... More

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Ewing, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a wonderful time visiting Aktun Chen. We arrived at Aktun Chen following a morning tour of the ruins at Tulum. It was very hot and we were very excited to jump into the brisk water in the cave. We initially hiked down into a cave and did a brief walk through. The guide was informative about the formations... More

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had a great experience on the "dry cave" part of the tour. Alex the guide was friendly, well-informed, and great with our kids. The rock formations were spectacular, and the water at the end of the cave tour was beautiful. We were a little tired at the end and did not go to the separate swimming cenote, but I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place is beautiful! Sam the monkey was so fun to hold and play with in the reception area! He can be a little turd sometimes but that's a monkey for you. The cave tour was awesome and informative! There is a restaurant on sight that you can eat at after the cave portion of the tour. We didn't do... More

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