We were recommended this eco park by the concierge at our hotel, who said that it was much quieter than other cenote parks in the region. Boy, was she right. It was, in fact, silent. We had the whole place to ourselves, which was amazing! We did learn very quickly, that there was a reason for that though. We arrived quite early, and were given lockers to store our belongings in. The entrance is very misleading as the grounds at the front seem well kept, and the main building is well-done and completed. We were given life jackets and snorkel gear to go into the underground cenotes. We were guided down a ladder, straight down into the earth! (as if there's any other way, really). Once your eyes adjust underground, you see that there is an expansive denote, surrounded by colourful lights and statues (which are a hideous and unnecessary addition to an otherwise beautiful view.) Stalactites and stalagmites abound, it is stunningly beautiful! The water was crystal clear, fresh, and incredibly deep! The guide led us through a maze of tunnels, from one cenote to the next, all of them very beautiful! It was not as claustrophobic as I had expected, though there are a few tighter areas that got my heart pumping. After we did the underground cenotes, we went off on our own to explore the partially covered cenotes. There is a trail leading all through the jungle, from one cenote to the next. They are all very beautiful as well, though not quite as clean due to leaves/grass/dirt/ falling in them. The park appeared to be in a state of construction, as there were half formed buildings and activities all over the place. The largest cenote was very spacious, with kayaks available to paddle around in, and platforms to jump off of. It was slightly off-putting as there were builders working on a construction for the park nearby, and when we arrived they stopped working and just sat and watched us. Creepy? A bit. Once we left the main entrance area and went off exploring we couldn't help but feel slightly unsafe. The trail led pretty far back into the jungle, and we didn't see another park employee the whole time. If one of us had been stung by a scorpion, or bitten by a snake, there's no way we would have been able to alert help in time. The park, while under construction, is not very safe for children, but I would recommend it for teens or 18+ looking to get away from all the screaming families. An interesting little spicy chicken meal was included in our ticket, which was surprisingly delicious! We then lounged around on the hammocks and played ping-pong until our transport returned. We enjoyed the day, but the price was VERY high considering the state of development, and there were a few uncomfortable animal abuse issues spotted throughout the park as well (i.e- bone thin horses, and a monkey tied to a dirty platform with a leash around its neck).
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