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22 Mar 2024
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Explore Rivera Maya

Tankah Pueblo, located just 15 minutes south of Akumal and 10 minutes north of Tulum in the Riviera Maya, stands out as an expansive park where culture and adventure converge. This 300-hectare area is not only a hub for ecotourism but also home to a Mayan community actively involved in the park's maintenance, craft production, and the preparation of regional cuisine. The park offers a variety of activities centered around four distinct cenotes, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to explore the area's natural beauty and cultural richness.

Adventure Awaits in Tankah

Upon entering Tankah, guests are introduced to a world of natural beauty and thrilling activities.

The adventure starts with:

Cenote Cueva: This open cenote offers a zip line experience that ends with a refreshing plunge into its 8-meter-deep waters.

Cenote Piranhas: Not just a swim but an encounter with nature, this semi-open cenote is home to Garra Rufa fish amidst a backdrop of stalactites, stalagmites, wildflowers, and orchids, illuminated by a natural "skylight."

Cenote Naval: The Riviera Maya's largest open cenote provides a unique adventure with its zip lines and canoeing opportunities, set against the sounds of local wildlife and aquatic life.

Cenote Azul: Known for its clear turquoise waters, this cenote is perfect for snorkeling enthusiasts eager to explore underwater gardens. Its waters benefit from a natural filtration system that keeps them pristine.

Cultural Insights

Tankah Pueblo also offers a deep dive into the local Mayan culture through:

- Mayan Villa: Visitors can explore the community, admire traditional architecture, and learn about local crafts and bee conservation efforts. The open-air restaurant offers regional dishes, such as Pollo Pibil and Poc Chuc, alongside handmade tortillas and fresh infusions.

- Mayan Market: The journey through Tankah includes opportunities to purchase handmade souvenirs and taste 100% Mexican tequila, rounding out the cultural experience.

Visit Itinerary

To fully experience Tankah, consider this itinerary:

- 00:00 – 00:45: From the entrance through the Cenote Cave and onto Cenote Piranhas

- 01:20 – 02:30: Experience the grandeur of Cenote Naval followed by the tranquil Cenote Azul

- 03:15 – 04:40: Wrap up the adventure with a regional buffet and a visit to the Mayan Market and tequila-tasting

Useful Information

- Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with last guided tours at 1:00 PM

- Tour Duration: Approximately 3.5 to 4 hours

- Languages Spoken: Spanish, Mayan

- Proximity: Close to Tulum and easily accessible from Cancun and Playa del Carmen

Tankah Pueblo offers natural beauty, thrilling activities, and cultural experiences. From diving into cenotes to zip-lining over them and engaging with the local Mayan culture, Tankah provides a comprehensive look into what makes the Riviera Maya a unique destination for travelers seeking adventure and cultural immersion.

Contact us to book your visit to Tankah or find more information and details about your upcoming trip to Mexico with Akumal Direct Guest Services.