Cenote Chaak Tun, Playa del Carmen

#2 of 21 in Parks in Playa del Carmen
Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Explore the dramatic Cenote Chaak Tun, which consists of a large water pool and three caverns, two of which are filled with clear, cold water, which work well for snorkeling. Observe examples of large stalactites hanging from the ceiling and watch for the occasional bat. Life jackets and hard hats are included with the entrance fee, and snorkeling equipment and you can rent wet suits. There is food available on site; consider bringing water shoes if you have them for maximum comfort. Before you visit Playa del Carmen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • We were a group of 5. Drove west 15min on Juarez. Our guide was Abel. He works for tips only (no salary). Very positive, knowledgeable, easy to communicate with (great English). Reminded me of my...  more »
  • the caves & cenotes where super cool, the place is definitely beautiful but saddly we couldn’t enjoy the tour as much cause we felt as it was too fast , felt rushed and we barely got to swim or use...  more »
  • We booked this excursion via Royal Caribbean and really enjoyed it, and felt it was a really memorable and fun experience. Well worth it! Marcelo was our guide and was entertaining and helpful. Our tour included lunch and a tequila tasting which was fantastic, too! I would have loved to have brought some of this non-burning or face-making smooth tequila home, but were watching our budget. The tour in the cenotes was amazing and a once in a lifetime experience, we felt! Floating around in these caverns and learning about the history and science of the area was just awesome. We didn't have any problems on the notorious "vomit comet" ferry from Cozumel to the mainland, but a few other passengers did and it was definitely very, very choppy ride. (Tip, sit as low and in the center as possible like we did! Avoid the window seat trap for less sea sickness) I'm really glad we took the tour. Wish we had brought our camera and waterproof case - the things we had read ahead of time said NO pics allowed, but turns out we could have. But it was nice just to be able to snorkel and check things out and not worry about phones... awesome, memorable experience. :)
  • Great guides, thank you Pablo & Luigi! Tons of information, deliverered in a straightforward way. Plus these guys had a great sense of humor too. I was made comfortable and felt very secure in Pablo's group as we toured the Cenote. Plus the tour offered a wonderful lunch better than anything the cruise had on offer! After all that there was a tequila tasting too! Lovely time over all!

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