Aktun-Chen Natural Park – Image courtesy of indiana-joes.com
Follow a 600m trail through underground passages, estimated to be about 5 million years old, past stalactites and stalagmites until you reach the main cenote (sinkhole), a 12m-deep pool of crystal clear water estimated to be five million years old.
Swim and snorkel among stalactites, stalagmites and columns in the crystal-clear water.
Above ground, fly above the forest canopy on a zip line and see local fauna and flora in the zoo or take guide tour through the 400ha rainforest from where you can spot wildlife such as white tail deer, spider monkeys, badgers, wild boar and iguanas.
The Ecological Adventure Park of Aktun-Chen is located around 25 minutes south of Playa del Carmen.
Location: 22km from Akumal, 30 km north of Tulum and 127km south of Cancun
Admission: cave tour US$30, canopy tour US$40, cenote tour US$30
Hours: Daily 9am-5pm