While exploring Mexico, we decided to check out the Kantun Chi. This eco-adventure park is a must-see attraction in Mexico. Not only are you completely surrounded by crystal-clear, turquoise waters, but you’re also immersed in nature and wildlife. The park offers activities, tours, and a restaurant on site.
The Kantun Chi is located in Riviera Maya, Mexico, just south of Puerto Aventuras and Barcelo Resort and twenty minutes from Playa Del Carmen. This beautiful park is full of activities. You can choose to swim, snorkel, and explore each of the cenotes. Or, you can choose to take a guided tour, while learning all about the cenotes and caverns. Either way, you can’t go wrong. Both options offer you a fun day outdoors exploring the beautiful waters of Kantun Chi. Not to mention, you’re also surrounded by the majestic jungle, which is so cool.
The park offers several different routes, where you can learn about the Mayan culture, flora, and fauna found there. You’ll also be able to explore and float upon the underground river and the different cenotes with family or friends, which make for unforgettable memories. They have snorkel gear available for rent, but you can also bring your own. The restaurant on-site offers refreshing drinks and delicious food, so you’re able to enjoy the day without feeling like you need to leave early to grab something to eat.
At Kantun Chi, guests can climb and swim within a series of cenotes and caverns, which is so unique. A cenote is essentially just a sinkhole. However, as you can see from the pictures, the water is absolutely stunning. In Kantun Chi, there are a total of five cenotes.
The Kantun-Chi, which is also called the “Yellow Stone Mouth,” is a semi-open cenote. The Saskaleen Ha, meaning “Transparent Water,” is one of the biggest cenotes in the park. Next is the Uchben Ha, meaning “Old Water,” and is a cenote said to be discovered by Heaven. This is where you will see the most motmot birds. The Zacil Ha, meaning “Clear Water,” is a cave cenote with an entrance to its incredible crystal waters. This is where you’ll do the most snorkeling. Lastly, the Zihil Ha, meaning “Reborn from the Water,” is an open cenote where you’ll find a majority of the flora and vegetation, which makes this cenote truly a tropical paradise.
Whether you take a guided tour, or you decide to explore at your own pace, you’re guaranteed to have a great time. The jungle surrounding you makes you feel like you’re in paradise, not to mention the vibrant blue waters. We had such a great time relaxing and learning about this magical place while taking a journey into the Mayan world. I would highly recommend this attraction if you’re a nature lover. There is so much to see and do, not to mention the amazing photography opportunities!
We made some unforgettable memories here. In other words, thank you for reading along through another one of my adventures. I can’t wait to keeping exploring and experiencing new things.
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