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Aktun Chen

Highway 307 between Akumal and Xel-Ha | Km 107, Akumal, Mexico
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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 older children, Activities for young children
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Saint Louis
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

They offer 3 adventures a cave walk, zip line and cenote swim. Each one costs about $30. It's about 5km off the highway on a poor gravel road. This is a beautifully natural area but if you have been to a cenote before I would pass on this.

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Texas City, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

As a family of six we had a great time. Plenty for all of us to do. We started with the zip lines ten in all. The guys were very professional. They kept safety a priority with a smile. Alejandro kept us entertained with his jokes and play full personality. We than went on the cave tour. This tour was... More

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Champlin, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I was in Mexico with my mom for 4 days and we decided to stop in Aktun Chen. I was very excited to snorkel in the cave but my mom was very hesitant and went into the dry cave instead. The snorkeling was excellent because the water was very clear and the guide made you feel comfortable. You could leave... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

There is a rehab of animals going on this property. Plenty of rehabing birds, deers, and spider monkeys. The cenote is beautiful. Water was cold, catfish were fun to swim with. Made for an excellent day trip. Take a tour there and have a wonderful spanish lunch with the locals on the property.

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St Barthelemy, FWI
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was our favorite cenotes because the forest around is wild and beautiful and the cenotes is truly clear and beautiful. The staff was very helpfull and my husband also did some tree slides and some wild deers under his feet. They give you a tour of the cenotes with mask and we thought it was much more interesting then... More

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Covington, Kentucky
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I had never been in any type of underground cave before and it was amazing. Very educational and beautiful. We enjoyed looking at the animals beforehand, especially the monkey. That monkey is just precious.

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