Kantun-Chi is an ecopark located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, five minutes from Puerto Aventuras, 56 miles south of Cancun and 14 miles south of Playa del Carmen. This natural park in the jungle is home to various breathtaking cenotes (natural freshwater sinkholes) and local flora and fauna. The park offers a relaxed tropical paradise that is quiet and not at all crowded.
Kantun-Chi boasts both open and closed (underground) cenotes — Photo courtesy of Kantun-Chi
The underground cenote tour is a must if you are physically fit. You will be given life jackets, water shoes and goggles. This tour is not recommended for small children, as you will enter a cave by climbing down a ladder and maneuver through some seven underground caverns, which will include crouching in some areas and being submerged up to your neck in others.
If you are visiting with young children, kayaking and swimming or snorkeling in the other cenotes is enjoyable for the whole family. You can also scuba dive in the cenotes at Kantun-Chi.
This is a very natural, unspoiled park and you very well may see deer, monkeys and coatis (the raccoon’s Mexican cousin), as well as a variety of tropical birds and insects.
The entrance fee includes an authentic Mexican lunch. Roundtrip transportation to Kantun Chi is available, as well as parking if needed. It’s also very easy to take public transportation to ecopark Kantun'Chi from Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
You can scuba dive, snorkel or swim at Kantun-Chi — Photo courtesy of Kantun-Chi