Sac Actun, Tulum

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Its name meaning "White Caves" in the Yucatec Maya language, Sac Actun represents an underwater cavern system near Yucatan’s Caribbean coast. Explore a part of the massive 230 km (143 mile) cave system, and visit the Sac Actun cenote. Swim in the underground freshwater basins and streams, dive in the interconnected cenotes, or snorkel to see small fish swim along the roots and vines. Admire the vast caverns, adorned with stalactites and stalagmites, or try to spot the sea turtles that can be found near the opening of the cenote. See Sac Actun and all Tulum has to offer by arranging your trip with our Tulum tourist route planner.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Sac Actun exceeded our expectations. First things first: 1. You must take the tour to see it. It's a private property - you cannot go there on your own. 2. The tour is US$30 without and US$40 with the...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    We weren't sure what to expect, we literally drove up to the Cenote, an we're greated by really friendly people. They explained how it worked and then the tour guide, Rodrigo took just my husband and ...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Simply unforgettable. Walk for those who like to be in direct contact with nature. The tour is in cave closed amid stalactites and bats with thoughtful Guide. Very well taken care of. Amazing ... For the pictures, flash is essential.
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