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Aktun Chen, Akumal

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Visit the ecologically minded Aktun Chen, a 161 ha (400 ac) rainforest preserve, where wild spider monkeys and whitetail deer roam free. Venture into a 5-million-year-old limestone cave, and wander though caverns filled with bizarre formations, finally reaching a pool at the caverns' mouth for a cooling swim. If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, then try the network of ziplines, and soar through the trees observing a bird's-eye view of the jungle. With our international travel planner, Akumal attractions like Aktun Chen can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Alfredo was an excellent and hilarious guide through the caves and made sure we had the best experience. He was knowledgeable about the history of the cenote and had us laughing the whole time...  more »
  • We did the cave tour and cenote swim, and they were both incredible, despite the fact that it was raining the entire day (tropical depression). The staff was great and accommodating. Wish we could.....  more »
  • Aktun Chen Park is one of the many natural parks in Mexico, located near the city of Cancun on the Riviera Maya. The theme of the park is the protection and conservation of the environment, the different species of fauna and flora and maintaining the harmony of nature. It has a very extensive land and has many activities and places like: the cave, zip line and underground rivers very good, safe and recommended
  • Beautiful low key park. We thought the "underground river" was going to be much longer. It is very small and not worth it, and the social distancing in it is non-existent. But we loved the cave tour, and I'd recommend you do only that there.
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