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Kantun Chi Ecopark Tours

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Kantun Chi Ecopark
Built around the cenotes and jungle of the Riviera Maya, the Kantun Chi Ecopark is a subterranean playground of cenotes, underground caves, and grottoes. Filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and ancient columns, it offers a unique way to explore the dramatic natural scenery and learn about the region’s long Maya history.

The Basics
Kantun Chi, which means “yellow stone mouth” in Mayan, has four freshwater cenotes for swimming, snorkeling, and diving. Go kayaking in the impressive underground cavern Grutaventura, where two of the cenotes are connected by naturally formed alleys, and view stalagmites and stalactites. Afterward, relax in one of the hammocks hanging throughout the park. Kantun Chi is also home to local wildlife such as deer, spider monkeys, and raccoons.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Bring a swimsuit, towel, and water shoes to Kantun Chi Ecopark.
  • Tour guides provide life jackets to all visitors.
  • The use of oil or lotions is not allowed in order to protect the surrounding environment, so avoid applying sunscreen or insect repellent before swimming.
  • The cenote waters here are slightly cooler—in the low 70s°F (21℃–27℃)—as compared to other cenotes in the area.

How to Get There
Kantun Chi Ecopark is located 56 miles (90 kilometers) south of Cancun and 14 miles (22 kilometers) south of Playa del Carmen on Highway 307; on-site parking is available. From Playa del Carmen, buses are available at the station on Quinta Avenida and Avenida Juarez. If traveling in a group, you can also grab a colectivo van (located next to the ADO bus station), which is generally cheaper than ADO buses and travels directly to the park.

When to Get There
Though Kantun Chi Ecopark is considered less touristy than other area attractions, visit early in the morning, when it’s least crowded. The months of April, May, and November are the most popular times to visit the region, so expect to encounter the most visitors then.

Two Eyes Cenotes (Cenotes Dos Ojos)

Another popular underground excursion north of Tulum and south of Playa del Carmen, Cenotes Dos Ojos is a natural cave system that attracts divers and snorkelers looking to explore, but you can also just float around too. The cenotes boast a water temperature of 77°F (24°C) year-round, which is considered ideal for snorkeling.

Practical Info

Kantun Chi Ecopark is located about 90 km south of Cancun and is open daily from 9am-6pm.
Address: Carretera Federal Cancún-Tulum, km 1266.8, Puerto Aventuras, Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico 77734, Mexico
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Private Tour: Tulum and Cave Adventure from Cancun

Private Tour: Tulum and Cave Adventure from Cancun

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Leave the beaches of Cancun and explore Tulum, an ancient Maya fort perched on a bluff, and the underground ecological park of Kantun-Chi on this full-day private tour. At Tulum, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, learn about the city’s once-thriving commercial role in Maya history. Move on to discover a cavern network of stalactites and stalagmites at Kantun-Chi. Enjoy personalized attention and chauffeur service from a private guide.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$295.00
Price varies by group size
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$295.00
Price varies by group size
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