Aktun Chen: A Subterranean World in the Riviera Maya

Ángel Caballero García

Aktun Chen

Aktun Chen is an ecological park in the Riviera Maya that features caves and cenotes (sinkholes) as well as an extensive conservation area. There is even a zoo where you can see endangered species like whitetail deer, spider monkeys, collared peccary and a wide variety of snakes. It is located beyond Akumal and is just 10 miles away from the Tulum archeological site.

In addition to all of this, there is a subterranean world at Aktun Chen. In ancient times this was a Mayan sanctuary which can be translated to “cave with a cenote inside”. At this Riviera Maya nature park you can explore large caves with stalagmites and stalactites, walk along illuminated paths, enjoy easy access to the jungle and discover natural arches and columns. There is even a 40 foot cenote where you can snorkel and find shells as well as fossilized fish.

Aktun Chen Natural Beauty

Put on your boots and a helmet and come to Aktun Chen to explore its caves and paths while you learn about the history of the Mayan ancestors at this Riviera Maya ecological park. You're sure to love the spectacular landscape, and also meeting other adventurous people like you.

During your trip, you’ll find a variety of bungalows, cabins and ecological hotels in the Riviera Maya, allowing you to enjoy a comfortable stay amidst the gorgeous natural surroundings.

Aktun Chen Caverns

Written by Angel Caballero Garcia