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 located in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; it is 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

And, one of the most enjoyable options while spending some time exploring the area could be having a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of the cave. Lucy's Too, which sells International fare, is also the most convenient option for visitors of this cave. Lucy's Too is maybe about six miles from the cave, so stop in and eat up! Barefoot Grill and Bordeaux are some more food and drink options near Aktun Chen Cave System. At Bordeaux you and your party will want to try out French fare and experience the Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean culture.

Nearby Attractions

Those who enjoy caves, and would like to see others, should consider Cristalino Maya Cenote and Jardin Del Eden Cenote; both of which are within traveling distance of this page's cave. There are at least one or two other places of interest nearby, including Jungle Place, which is within driving range in the Riviera Maya. Furthermore, you can think about visiting Tajmahal Cenote, which is another attraction nearby.

If you can't wait to see as many of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's attractions as possible, the most nearby attractions are 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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