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Ecopark Kantun Chi
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Owner description: KANTUN CHI is an exotic and relaxing paradise situated in the jungle of the Riviera Maya, this ecopark captivates its visitors with its impressive cenotes ( water-caves) and the soft whisper of its flora. The travelers that visit the underground rivers are amazed by the crystal clear water and the millenarian rocks that create a unique atmosphere. Dive into your senses and really enjoy the Eco- Cultural tours MAGICAL WATERS, following trails through the jungle you will reach 5 unbeatable crystal clear water caves ( cenotes) full of life, that still retain the natural charm and mysticism the ancient Mayans saw in them. Five cenotes in one place! AGUAS MAGICAS / MAGIC WATERS Schedule / Horarios: 9 am - 10 am- 12 pm- 1 pm. •Recorrido guiado por 5 cenotes./ Guided tours to 5 cenotes. •Visita a un adoratorio Maya / Visit to a Mayan Shrine. •Areas de descanso ( hamacas y camastros) / Rest areas ( hammocks and lounge chairs). •Alimentos ( platillo tipico y bebidas no alcoholicas) •Regaderas, lockers y vestidores •Chalecos salvavidas, mascara( visor), snorkel •Transporte por truck ( opcional) •Bicicleta y casco de seguridad •Kayak GRUTAVENTURA Horarios: cada hora. •Incluye el Tour AGUAS MAGICAS ( con guia) •Entrada a excursion por el rio subterraneo ( con guia ) Horario del parque : Abierto de 9 am a 5 pm todos los dias
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We visited Kantun Chi in late September. We purchased the more expensive ticket option, which included lunch and transportation to and from our hotel. Our driver arrived promptly, with fruit juice and snacks waiting for us in the van. Even beach towels were provided in case we hadn't brought our own. When we arrived at the park, we were given a locker to use and assigned a friendly guide who spoke English. He took us through part 1 of the tour, where we swam and waded through a deep water underground cave. It was well-lit and we felt safe at all times with life jackets and water shoes provided.

After the guided part of the tour, we were turned loose to explore the rest of the park on our own. There were four caves to visit, all swimmable, with walking paths between them. The park has restrooms, beach chairs, and hammocks located here and there so that you could take your time and spend a relaxing day on the property if you're not in a rush to get back to your hotel. The entire place was very clean and well-maintained, and a place to get away from the crowds and noise of Cancun. When we got hungry, we wandered over to the on-site restaurant for a Mayan lunch of chicken and rice, which was very good. And when we felt ready to leave, our driver was waiting to take us back to our hotel.

This site is smaller and lesser-known than some of the other attractions in the area, and it seemed that the owners were trying hard to make sure we had a great day on their property. I wish them all the best in their business and hope to visit again someday.

2  Thank missguinness
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

This is the by far the best cenotes park in Riviera Maya, very well managed, they give you water shoes (crocs for kids) and snorkeling gear. It is best for older kids, as it requires some swimming or floating in life jackets. The caves are phenomenal.

19  Thank YUNATONI
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

This is like nothing you've ever seen. So much fun and so different. The underground caves are incredible. The guides are great and the food........ scrumptious. This is the best food I had the whole time I was in Mexico. The place is not crowded at all. That is one of the things that makes it stand out from all of the other more heavily advertised cenote parks in the area. Do not miss this.

5  Thank rexinald99
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Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

We had a fabulous time at this cenotes park. The tour of the lit up cave like cenote was amazing. We went early, right after they opened and had the entire place to ourselves, including the tour underground. David was our guide and he was outstanding.

We went as a group of 7 ages from 8-59. All were able to enjoy every aspect of this place. We all agreed, this trip down, this was by far the best outing away from our resort we did.
The Mayan chicken lunch was outstanding and even my picky 11 yr old who lives on cold cereal and Ramon noodles ate every bite! It was served semi family style with all the fixing in the middle and everyone served a plate of the main course wrapped in banana leaf.
Tea, coffee, water and cookies were set up for you to help yourself to. There was also a tip jar for the cook of the meal. He also served it and more then deserved it. As did the tour guide. Please tip these amazing people. They work so hard to make this a great park.

After the tour you are left to tour the park and see four other cenotes. All are interesting and unique in their own right.
Some have little kayaks for guests to use to explore more into the deeper or more cave like areas. One of the bigger cenotes had 2 islands w/ chairs and hammocks. Maybe a jump point but we didn't chance it. No one was around to say sure you can:)
They park even had some ruins on it. The park is beautiful. Tons of flowers, plants, wildlife and the water is so crystal clear it was unbelievable:)

Just a note which I thought was rather obvious once I saw the park and it's natural jungle setting. There are skeeters/mozzies whatever you call them in your parts but duh. Water+jungle=bugs.
They bothered us on one path to the farthest cenote and in the end the walk was far and the bugs were bad but it was still a cool cenote, we enjoyed it none the less.
The highlight was for sure the underground part. It was,I think, 50usd$ a person. We paid in pesos and after doing the math that's what I came up with. With the lunch and tour plus use of the park it was well worth it.

*•••this park is right by some smaller cenotes that are a cheap visit and really cool too!!!

9  Thank jleigh81
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

My husband and I spent an entire day exploring the ecopark and we had a WONDERFUL time. I booked online, so we recieved a 20% discount. We started the day with a tour of the caves. Our guide was very knowledgable and knew the information both in English and Spanish. There were only 3 other people on the tour with us and the guide allowed us plenty of time to explore and swim around in the underground pools. The rest of the day we spent walking to each of the different 4 cenotes in the park swimming and taking pictures. Each cenote was quite different and worth a visit. After visiting all four we had lunch, which was included and was very delicious. The entire day we did not see more than 10 other tourists. It was a day full of beauty and relaxation. Though I did bring along some eco-friendly bug repellent, we did not have any problems with mosquitos or bugs. We also took public transportation to and from the park and had no problem. Though many people have commented that the walk in from the road is long and shady, I did not think that it was shady or sketchy at all. However, I am very comfortable with the standard conditions in Mexico. Tourists need to remember that this ecopark is not park of an all inclusive resort; it is part of Mexico. In addition, I am also from the city and am accustomed to walking a lot everyday. I did not find the walking to be too much, but it may be a challenge for the elderly or people with younger children. One note about cameras. No cameras are allowed in the caves. While in the caves, a locker is provided for all of your clothing and other personal items. Online, nicer cameras are not recommended. However, a nice camera could easily be brought along and cared for without worry of getting wet at the 4 open cenotes throughout the park. There are always dry seats or benches to leave your things as your go for a swim. If I went again, I would bring a nicer camera to better capture the cenotes. I would definitley visit again and would recommend this to anyone looking for a couple hours or an entire afternoon to explore some of the natural beauty of the Yucatan.

12  Thank Jenna B
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