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Adventurous Day Trip to Aktun Chen

6 Jan 2017
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A day trip to Natural Park Aktun Chen is a fantastic excursion for friends and family that is suitable for all ages.  The park is centrally located in the Riviera Maya 5 km south of Akumal on highway 307 just past Bahia Principe on the right side. The attraction is well marked so you cannot miss it. Aktun-Chen is a Mayan word that means cave (Aktun) and underground river (Chen). The park was established in 1977 with the mission of sharing with visitors the beauty of the Quintana Roo jungle not only at the surface, but also underground. 

Aktun Chen offers a variety of adventurous activities. You may choose to spend the entire day visiting all attractions or you may select to explore separately the cenote, cave system and zipline zones. Prices vary depending on the activity selected.  Park hour are Monday to Sunday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  Each activity lasts around 1.20 hours. You will be escorted through each area of the park by experienced guides.  If you arrive by taxi or shuttle the park offers a free shuttle to the main reception area. Bathrooms, lockers and gear are provided. 


  • Comfortable clothes and footwear.
  • Bathing Suit and towel.
  • BIODEGRADABLE sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
  • Extra cash or credit card for  (food, tips, professional photos.)
  • Children under the age of 5 may only participate under the direct supervision of parent or family member.

For guests staying at any of our Akumal, South Akumal, Jade Bay, Soliman bay or Tankah properties Aktun Chen is conveniently located within a short 15 minute drive from your accommodation. You will be minutes away from discovery and adventure!