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Private cenote and jungle tour on an eco ranch, with swimming in natural caves and wildlife encounters. Highlights include a spiritual connection to nature and educational insights.
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  • 591010
    Arlington, TX4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We arrived when they opened and were able to enjoy a private cave tour with guide Jaime. He was very considerate and thoughtful. He explained the natural history of the cave complex and the animals that live there.

    Plan to spend at least three hours in total. We did the cave first, then the cenote. While we waited for the cave tour we visited the various animals they have taken in, some as rescues. Be prepared to walk over uneven surfaces, bend down and walk under low overhangs and up and down stairs.

    To reach the cenote you will drive another five minutes from the cave reception area. At the cenote: bring your own water shoes. Flotation vests or belts and masks are provided. Do not apply sunscreen beforehand. You will be in covered areas and it helps keep the cenote fresh and beautiful. Since this cenote is more remote you may have a more private experience than the cenotes closer to Tulum.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Greg P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great family afternoon at the sanctuary. As a group of 9 (3 generations, 6 yrs to 60 yrs) it was hard to find an adventure that we all would enjoy. The Monkey Sanctuary was the perfect choice for us. It supports a much needed facility and was an amazing experience. Educational m, exciting ( a monkey on our head snakes and best of all parrots). Our guide Atziri, hope I spelt that right, was amazing, informative, articulate, in both English and Spanish, answering all of our questions and giving us (tour was approximately 25 ppl) time to see each exhibit. The actual experience of interacting with the monkeys was a first for all 9 of us and we appreciated the training that goes into this type of experience. The highlight for our group was interacting with the parrots. Our last name is Parrott and it was a dream come true to have a family picture taken with these magnificent creatures.
    All and all it was a memory making day and we all would encourage you to visit if you are in the area
    The Parrotts
    Written April 20, 2024
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  • Debra G
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have stayed at Akumal Beach Resort for 2 weeks now. When we first arrived Inaki helped us at the reception counter. He was welcoming, warm smile and supportive. He helped us when we had an issue with our room key one day and is someone you can always approach with a question or story. Inaki made our stay here at Akumal Beach Resort very enjoyable .
    Written March 3, 2024
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  • 1980zmartin01
    Guildford, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing day out, so much more than we expected. Victor was great with all the info and a really nice guy. The Cenote was just breathtaking and an experience which will last a life time. Tulum was also amazing our guide Alfredo was funny and gave us so much information. He also took some great family photos, so everlasting memories. Would highly recommend
    Written July 21, 2023
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  • vacationMN
    Eden Prairie, MN114 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    During our most recent spring break to Akumal, we snorkeled the lagoon at Yul Ku on the north end of town. Seeking to repeat the wonderful experience from our last visit, we booked online in advance to ensure our spot. Turns out there two entrances to the lagoon now - the original and a second ran by Xcaret. We ended up booking through Xcaret by accident and it turned out well offering a beautiful setting, lockers to rent, lifeguards, and gear to rent. They have a restaurant on site along with secure parking. We arrived just as they were opening, to avoid the crowd. The water in the lagoon is brackish, so visibility is challenging in many areas. Still the water was a nice temperature and plenty of fish to see. A fun experience for all levels of snorkel enthusiasts.
    Written March 1, 2024
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  • Leslie W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roberto was fantastic. He toured the property with us and provided flashlights to use and swim with. The Cenote was beautiful and just as advertised. The dog had a great time and the caves were cool, clean and refreshing. We had a blast and would recommend this experience to anyone.
    Written March 25, 2024
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  • MountainMama
    United States16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Any of the homes/hotels on this small stretch of beach are fantastic if you’re looking for a quiet safe laid back vibe. It was perfect as a home base for our family for a week and a half, lots of food options within walking distance, very safe and very mellow. If you’re looking for a place to party and is super touristy this isn’t it but if you’re looking for a quiet chill beach spot and are normally in bed by 9 this is the perfect spot.
    Written March 6, 2024
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  • pro golfer
    Gloucestershire, UK41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really good snorkelling and clear water. We saw lots of turtles (we went in early march). They were very nice and healthy. There were also lots of other sealife; we saw sting rays, massive silver fish, pufferfish. You have to pay for a guide (£26 each). There were also deposit lockers , and changing rooms and shower. Very good recommend. 👍
    Written April 3, 2024
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  • rachelken2018
    Moose Jaw, Canada26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always a highlight of our trip to Akumal is visiting the library! They have a wonderful afterschool program and we like to support it! Kaori and David are amazing with the children! This year we donated binoculars to the center as well as cash We were invited to go bird watching with a group of children! We saw some different birds and learned the Spanish name for it! Some of the children had bird books and shared the names of the birds with us! We played with the children with putters and golf balls and then went for a nature hike with the children David shared his knowledge of the types of trees and insects! You can feel the love and respect here at the library!
    Written February 21, 2024
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  • cmittermeier
    Nanoose Bay, Canada11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was there when it all started in 1992 and returned just a year ago to visit it again. The place is much larger but the ethos remains the same. Protecting nature starts with learning about it.
    Written February 8, 2023
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  • Shannon C
    Lafayette, LA90 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty handicrafts and low-pressure buying and browsing. We purchased some nice gifts for friends here. This store only accepts cash.
    Written March 28, 2024
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  • Brad
    Albuquerque, NM384 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great family outdoor cenote. We were on a multi stop tour and this was our last stop. It was nice to be out in the sun and enjoy the jumping platforms.
    Written November 25, 2023
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