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1. When visiting Cancun or the Riviera Maya, visiting at least a couple of cenotes is a must! In Aktun Chen Park you’ll visit a beautiful cavern-type cenote where you can snorkel the crystal-clear waters to admire the rocky formations and fish that make their home In this eco-system. You’re going to love Aktun Chen!

2. Aktun Chen has the honor of being named one of the “Top 10 Underground Walks in the World” by National Geographic. Imagine! You’ll be exploring one of the 10 most famous and fabulous caves in the WORLD!

3. A visit to Aktun Chen will absolutely make your trip complete. For zipline newbies, the 10 zipline circuit is such fun for a first timer. For the experts, we promise you’ll have a blast as you fly from tree to tree over the jungle canopy!

As we mentioned in our previous blog post, one of the reasons to vacation in Tulum, is that it has an enviable location to be a departure point to many of Riviera Maya and Cancun’s attractions.


Akumal is a famous destination for being the home of three species of sea turtles that exist in the world. They are found just 25 minutes from Tulum.


In Akumal you’ll find the ideal site to have a marvelous experience with the turtles because there you will find them in their natural habitat swimming at just 30 feet from the beach. And also, you will not only see turtles, but calamari, corals, and a wide variety of fish.



We should also mention that it doesn’t matter if you don’t have great swimming skills, because the Akumal Bay has little-to-no current at all. If you don’t think you can handle this by yourself, there are many companies that offer to take and guide you through. Also, they give you all the equipment you’ll be needing.



Although the turtles are free, they are in constant supervision by the Ecological Center of Akumal who are studying constantly to preserve this species. This is why, to snorkel with the turtles you will be asked a 10 dollar donation.



It’s very easy to arrive to Akumal from Tulum. There are three ways to do it: You can take a taxi, a bus, or if you want to, take a tour that includes the transportation.
Snorkeling with turtles in Akumal is an experience you won’t be able to forget and that you will surely want to share with someone special.

Translation by:

Maffer Felguérez