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“Very nice entree, but overall disappointing to us.”
Review of Ecopark Kantun Chi

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 December 9, 2013

When you arrive at Kantun-Chi you get a very good impression. Very nice entrance hall, nice premisses to get dressed, showers, Quite nice people, but very commercial. The entrance price is very high if you consider other entrance fees for other attractions.
You have 2 options, the caves (the cenotes) and the kantunchi underground river, both very highly priced. As we came in quite late, we chose for only the caves. We got dressed in our swimming suites and went to the first cave. Nicely lightened and quite beautiful (but with a horrible Mayan statue). As we wanted to enjoy further cenotes, we went on to ""adventure"" (as said in their folder) the 3 other cenotes and here it starts to disappoint very much. Very badly conserved. The little train to Cenote 4 (we were with two people of +70) was not in service. The 3 cenotes were without lights, which made it hard to see them good. The horses that are supposed to pull the little so-called train are so so badly kept, in a space that had to be called a pasture, tied at a stake, standing in their own poo, undernourished, stinking, ... so so sad to see this. In Europe, the animals would be taken away for animal maltreatment !!

Coming back at the entrance (exit) we complain that there is only one cenote, worth to see, that the horses are very badly kept, that the entrance and premisses at the beginning are very beautiful, but once you passed the first cenote that all of the """Ecopark"""" is dirty and not invested in, that overall the price for the visit to the Cenotes is not worth the price.... The answer is silence... When insisting we get a shy defensive answer... "You have to write to the directors".

Only if they invest in the 3 more cenotes (after the first one) the high price could be approved for and before all, dear directors, please, please, please FEED THE HORSES !!!
You have work to do, a lot of work to do before asking that high price !!

11  Thank Luccae
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Me and my friends really enjoyed the place. The previous day we had visited Xcaret and were disappointed by the high prices and the artificiality of the place. Kantun chi has natural cenotes and a wonderful grotto. The guides are very friendly.
If you are thinking of visiting the Riviera, do not be misled by advertising, ask the locals for these hidden places.

2  Thank Anne E
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

In this place you get multiple possibilities in one place. You can swim in various cenotes, one open cenote, 3 semi-open cenotes and an amazing underground river. The facilities are great, with restaurant, beach chairs and hammocks, lockers. Vety nice, worth the money, time and the drive.

1  Thank smashing79
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

I had been wanting to visit Kantun Chi for several years now, and we finally were able to visit this park in September 2013. Our guide, Cesear, was friendly, and knowledgeable (and spoke excellent English too). The underground cenotes were really beautiful and it was so interesting to hear of the Mayan's beliefs and how they used these caverns.

The four other cenotes are all accessed above-ground. There is one all-open cenote, which was very pretty. The other three cenotes are semi-covered. We did not swim in any of these cenotes because the mosquitos were very, very aggressive. We were given some eco-friendly repellent (which worked great), but we were afraid that if we went swimming that the repellent would wash off. So we walked around a bit, but didn't stay very long.

I am glad we went--I can check that one off my 'bucket list' now. But for the price, it isn't something I'd spend my money on to do a second time.

5  Thank LoveLabradors
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

This place is surreal! We arrived on a rainy day and had the place pretty much to ourselves, only saw about 2 other people the entire time. Took the guided tour through the underground cenotes and it was unbelievable. The water was a bit high the day we were there, but our guide Cesar made sure we were always comfortable, even in the tighest of spaces. He was also well informed about the history and was entertaining. We picked this cenotes because it was supposed to be less crowded and very beautiful, which it really was! Head here if you want to miss the masses.

3  Thank Zjakez100
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