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“A very relaxing experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Ecopark Kantun Chi

Ecopark Kantun Chi
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$135.00*
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Private Tour: Tulum and Cave Adventure from Cancun
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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
Moncton
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“A very relaxing experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

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).

Visited February 2013
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“A nice cenote experience...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

We took the "underground river" tour with Cesar and we thought it was outstanding. There are five cenotes here, a maze of trails and a great lunch spot in an open-air pavilion. The lunch came with the package and we had the whole place to ourselves. The reception area and the lockers & clothes changing area was nice. Bring towels, swim shoes, masks and dry clothes. A highlight of our trip.

Visited December 2013
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saskatoon
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“So Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

This 'ecopark' was such a disappointment to everyone I was with. Sure it looks nice at the entrance and the trails are nicely maintained but that is about it. The corrals indicated on the map, was actually just a clearing in the jungle with 1 old swayback nag tied to a post and if they had deer within the fenced off compound, we never saw them. The cenotes consisted of 4 dark caves that were ok to paddle around in (on the 1 kayak provided) but were too dark and freaky to swim in unescorted. For the high price they charged ($20 usd pp), compared to cenote christalino ($80 pesos) I expected more. If you want a better family friendly experience I suggest going on an excursion thru your hotel, you will have a better idea of what you are getting into and if there are problems the resort will likely be able to assist you.

Visited December 2013
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Kortrijk, Belgium
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“Very nice entree, but overall disappointing to us.”
2 of 5 bubbles 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 !!

Visited November 2013
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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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“natural, relaxing, beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2012
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