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“Refreshing water and an amazing natural wonder” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cenote Chaak Tun

Cenote Chaak Tun
Av. Juarez North, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Cenote Chaak Tun Tour in Playa del Carmen
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Onoway, Canada
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“Refreshing water and an amazing natural wonder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

I went to Chaak Tun as part of an excursion with the Snorkel Shop Northern Surf and Turf Tour and was so amazed by the natural beauty of it. The water was so refreshing and the vampire bats were a bit freaky at first but then you get so immersed in the cenote, you forget they are there. Memo, our guide thru the Snorkel Shop (which I highly recommend as a tour company) made sure we were safe with helmets, life jackets and torches and pointed out amazing details to us. Catfish swim all along the bottom and the visibility was so clear. The bottom of the cenote looks so soft but it is many feet down and untouchable by me. Great timing for our visit because as we entered the cenote it was full of people but as we came out, everyone was gone and we got to jump and play in the water all alone. I would of reviewed this cenote thru the Snorkel Shop but I am new to Trip Advisor and thought I could review each tour separately as well as the company, but it turns out only one review per person, regardless of how many tours or times you visited. My apologizes to Graham and I hope you see this link!

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“Amazing underground experience picture cannot put into words!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

We just got back from Chaak Tun and I have to say it was unbelievable! It was a bit of an excursion though, we thought we could walk it from town but after an hour, we flagged down a taxi and made it! Which worked out in our favour. We arrived around 2:30 and had the place all to ourselves! Adam got us situated and Carlos took us to the first big cave. It was amazing being in there by ourselves with the piece and quiet. The waters were cool and we explored all around. We were then taken to the second cave where you can swim to a secret cave! This was an awesome experience having this other world to ourselves. I highly recommend going after the rush, about 2-3pm. That way you still have 1:30 mins to explore. The price is well worth it, and if you didn't bring an underwater flashlight, they have everything you need. And it's worth the price. Thanks to Carlos for taking us through and Adam for saving us by driving us back to town! You guys rock! If you go by taxi, make sure you get them to come back at least 2 hours later. You seriously HAVE to go! And thanks again to Adam for the tips on more things to do in playa on the cheap.

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League City, Texas
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“Awe inspiring Cenotes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

While staying in Playa Del Carmen we took a cab to this cenote. Had researched it before hand on TA and thought I had seen the cost was about $100 pesos pp. Well, i was wrong..it is 200 pesos per person. Also we knew to bring our own snorkeling stuff but one of the group did not. It cost her about 50 pesos for the mask and snorkle. However, the guy at the cenote was telling us that the underwater flashlight would be 30 pesos; the locker was 20 pesos and i can't remember what the guide would cost. He told us we could have all the above for 260 pesos each (including the guide) but once we told him we did not need certain things he broke it down to "ala carte" prices.

The first cenote is awesome! it is literally in a cave, which is very dark, but for a couple of lights. When we went there was no one else there (about 11:30am) and it was a little spooky..there were some bats flying around us. It is circular fresh water. Great experience. The second cenote has a small opening which you could see the sky outside. This one was larger then the first but there was alot of parts you really could not swim in. There was heavy "muck" in those places. As long as you stay where the ropes are you will be fine. Really interesting and highly recommended. My only issue is that when we went last year to the Gran Cenote (outside Tulum) it was larger and able to swim all over it for approx 100 pesos. The guy told us the "prices" went up last november.

There is also a dry cave you can explore, we did not as we really just wanted to do swimming.

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“Connect with nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

It is an unbelievable experience with real nature. water is so clear cold beautiful, and the rocks formations are just something else! Very easy to get here, around 10 minutes away from downtown Playa. If you can bring your own waterproof flash light will be better,they will charge you the same fee for the flash light and for the entrance, AND YOU WILL NEED ONE!! But this is a most see place, better than going to any of those fictitious parks.

Visited August 2013
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“Grand Cenote”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This was approximately 10 minutes from Tulum Ruins. It was great to swim in the cave. Everyone enjoyed it.

Visited July 2013
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