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Aktun Chen

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An underground cave with spectacular rock formations.
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Highway 307 between Akumal and Xel-Ha | Km 107, Akumal 77780, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place with beautiful vegetation, just about 2 miles from the main road you feel that you are in the jungle. We got a great adventure for a reasonable price, you can buy a whole package (cenote and zip-line or just the zip-line: we did...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We received a very good welcome with pleasant people who guided me well during the four hours we spent there, we swam with the fish, they also have a small animal park, in short we would like to return one day

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank René S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

15 years ago we visited on our honeymoon. Back then it was just the cave and the wild monkeys. Today they still do cave tours but have much more to do. Ziplining, cenote, small zoo, and a restaurant. It’s amazing to learn how long it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank craftywriter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a rental car and went early, within an hour of them opening. There is a small guard post to check in, just off the highway. After that it's about 4.5 kl on a dirt road into the jungle. Easy road with no fear...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Trvlgirrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cenote is perfect for those staying in the Bahia complex. It's nearby and reasonably priced. The guide was helpful and it wasn't too crowded. The cenote is beautiful and I also saw a monkey in a tree!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to visit another cenote on our trip during Christmas break Dec 2018, so we referred to our Fodor's book and it did not disappoint. We went after our visit to Tulum and there were very few visitors when we arrived. They have three...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank destinationspecialis
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really didn't know what we were getting into. After seeing the nearby Mayan ruins our tour included a side snorkeling trip. Didn't realize we would be going deep into the jungle to a remote cave. After getting past guard post off of the coastal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 5 including three children (12-10-10) visited the site on January 2, 2019. We chose the cave walk and cenote snorkel as our options. All of us greatly enjoyed the cave tour provided by Ricardo. The formations are amazing and we feel fortunate...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. The cave tour and central swim are great. Friendly staff and not crowded. Don’t miss, easy to get to

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sjsforce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our day at this unique and authentic site. It was fun to be off the beaten path in a relaxed setting that hasn't been overrun by tourists. It is a very well run establishment, and the entire staff was friendly and accommodating....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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October 28, 2018|
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Response from Dipa G | Reviewed this property |
The zoo at the entrance of the Aktun Chen is not very big, with a snake, some primates, parrots etc. When walking back to the main reception from exploring the caves to pick up the mini bus to drive you to the cenote, you... More
June 21, 2018|
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Hi Just 15 km north
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April 7, 2018|
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Hi Is completely lighted I don’t think he would have problem See you soon
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Aktun Chen (10 Replies)
Hi again: Just looking at options for excursions from Grand Palladium. I got some good suggestions in my last question. In doing a bit of web surfing I came across Aktun Chen. How does this place compare to Gran Cenote? The dry cave also looks interesting, although I could do without the zip lines. Can one take a collectivo there? Can one even just show up, or do you need a reservation beforehand? Thanks, K
October 06, 2011|
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This is a good place to visit at least once. The underground cave tour is impressive, well lit and with a super clear cenote. They have a bit of a wildlife refuge that is interesting to visit. Don't know about the zip lines and I would say it's a more educational tour than Gran Cenote. You can take a collectivo, but it's a fair ways off the highway; too far to walk comfortably in the heat. You can show up when you want but the tour times I think are regimented. Don't set anything down...More
Aktun Chen from the Bahia (11 Replies)
Our group has decided to to check out Aktun Chen when we are there next week. Can anyone advise as to how far from the resort it is, and if a cab or collectivo would be the way to go? If taking a tour from the resort is a better option, I would like to know that as well. Thee are six of us, 2 children. Thanks for your help.
February 23, 2010|
Response fromRonAKA|
I believe the road to Aktun Chen is right at the GBP resort, so a colectivo will not get you any closer than the resort itself. However it looks like it is about 2.5 miles west into the jungle. Probably too far to walk. A taxi certainly would get you there. You may want to see if there is any service from the park that would pick you up, or meet you at the highway. Also you may want to compare it to Hidden Worlds. You can get to it with a colectivo.
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The eco park battle: Aktun Chen vs LabnaHa vs Kantun Chi (2 Replies)
I have 1 day left to fill my activity/things to-do list for my Playa del Carmen visit and I'm between these 3 eco parks: Aktun Chen at Akumal, LabnaHa at Tulum and Kantun Chi at Playa del Carmen. All parks offers various cenotes, caves and zip lines (except Kantun Chi). And I'm really having trouble deciding in which one to spend the day. Or does anyone had visited 2 different parks in a day? Thanks in advance.
February 10, 2015|
Response fromKieuK2014|
Hi there, I had been at 2 of the parks, Aktun Chen (around Xmas last year) and Labnaha (on the Jan 2nd this year). In my opinion, Labnaha is far more beautiful than Aktun Chen. At Aktun Chen I did the zipline and the snorkeling in the Cenote. The zipline is in the middle of the forest. The cenote has some light going in, so it is not so dark, the water is very clear and beautiful. Labnaha: the zipline was though the open cenote (lake). This place is very beautiful. After the zipline we...More