Aktun Chen Cave System

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Located within the Indiana Jones Natural Adventure Park are a number of activities that guests can participate in and lots of wildlife to see. One of the attractions on site is the Aktun Chen Cave system. Formed over five million years ago, visitors can now marvel at the variety of columns, stalagmites, and stalactites

The tour of the cave system is a 656 yard walking tour that leads visitors through paths that have been made safe to walk on. Of particular note within the caves are the domes and the 39 foot deep cenote filled with water. During your tour, a knowledgeable guide will tell you of the history and geology of the cave.

In addition to a basic walking tour of the cave system, you can also opt for exclusive zip-line and snorkeling tours.


Aktun Chen Cave System is situated in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; it's to the northwest of Akumal.

The Aktum Chen Cave System can be found along the Cancun-Tulum Highway, just 2.5 miles outside of Akumal and 25 minutes from Playa del Carmen. A staff member from the natural park will pick you up from your hotel for $20(USD).

Nearby Restaurants

Of course, one of the most exciting options while spending an afternoon exploring the area could be having a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of Aktun Chen Cave System. The most convenient restaurant to Aktun Chen Cave System is Lucy's Too, which serves International fare. Lucy's Too is just about six miles away from the cave, so grab a table and place your order. Barefoot Grill and Bordeaux are some of the additional restaurant choices nearby. At Bordeaux you and your companions should try out French meals and experience the Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean culture.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that enjoy caves, and are interested in visiting others, might check out Cristalino Maya Cenote and Jardin Del Eden Cenote; which are both within a car's reach of this page's cave. There are some other attractions nearby, including Jungle Place, which is within driving range in the Riviera Maya. You might also consider visiting Tajmahal Cenote, which is another attraction in the area.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run out of ways to stay busy. The attractions nearest to this particular outdoor site are listed in the following table.

Attractions Near Aktun Chen Cave System
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Jungle Place -- 7.8 mi. (7.0 km) S 4.4 mi. South West of Akumal
Tajmahal Cenote -- 8.1 mi. (1.9 km) E 1.2 mi. Northwest of Xpu Ha
X'Cacel Turtle Conservation Area -- 8.7 mi. (7.6 km) SSE 4.7 mi. South-Southwest of Akumal
Xunaan Ha Cenote -- 8.8 mi. (10.4 km) S 6.5 mi. South West of Akumal

More Information


The caves are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and a guided tour will take about 90 minutes.


The tour of the Aktun Chen Cave System is not recommended for people with back problems, have recently had surgery, or for pregnant women.


The general tour costs $25 for adults and $13 for kids. The zip-line tour costs $36 and the snorkeling tour costs $20.

Location: Av. de los Colegios #37 por Av. Bonfil Calle de acceso (L28) Sm 309 Mz 16 Lt 37, 77560, the Riviera Maya, Mexico


(998) 881-9400




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