We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Must-see cenote in Tulum”
Review of Sac Actun

Sac Actun
Ranked #2 of 52 things to do in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Underground water paradise in the Riviera Maya, this visit will certainly be a unique experience like no other, mystical and extreme, you can snorkel or dive in the cavern full of formations.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited Sac Actun on the recommendation of employees at our Hip Hotel Tulum. They also arranged a private driver for us which was a great idea. This closed cenote is one of the coolest activities we've ever done: you swim with an optional snorkeling mask on a guided tour of the caves with fresh, clear water. It's totally amazing to see the stalagmites, fossils and other things like bats who live in these underground areas. After the tour, we had lots of time to take great photos too.

Thank jody s
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,389)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
All reviews
"dirt road"
in 61 reviews
"dos ojos"
in 129 reviews
"guide luis"
in 20 reviews
"taxi driver"
in 41 reviews
"bring a waterproof camera"
in 21 reviews
"pet cemetery"
in 34 reviews
"guided tour"
in 58 reviews
"cenote experience"
in 28 reviews
"stalactites and stalagmites"
in 29 reviews
"life jackets"
in 30 reviews
"cave system"
in 18 reviews
"tree roots"
in 9 reviews
"underground river"
in 21 reviews
"mask and snorkel"
in 13 reviews
"natural wonder"
in 11 reviews
"amazing cenote"
in 20 reviews
"favorite cenote"
in 13 reviews

61 - 65 of 1,390 reviews

Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

When visiting the Mayan Riviera you must get to visit and live the cenote experience.

These natural caves were formed due to the meteorite collision which is also believed to have ended with dinosaurs. There are more than 8.000 cenotes in the Yucatán peninsula and they are all connected.

Sac Actun is just a few kilometers away from Cenote Dos Ojos (a very popular Cenote so expect it to be crowded) and it is said to be one of the biggest. It’s made by two different formations: the pet cemetery and the white cave.

With 420 MXN (20 USD) you will get a life vest and a snorkeling mask with which you will be guided to dive and discover this beautiful natural wonder.

While swimming in the Cenote be prepared to find some small fish which will swim along with you, as well as bats living in the caves.

I’m pretty sure prices will be lower if you go during low season...

1  Thank Andres D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Worthwhile, fun and different.

You may want to wear a wetsuit to keep warmer (not much sun in this cenote) but you prob do not need to per se.

You are rented snorkel gear, but there is very little to look at underwater. The caves and stalagtite formations are the cool part.

1  Thank 6ContinentsNCounting
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed March 28, 2018

Sac Actun involves walking through underwater caves and caverns full of stalactites. You can wear a snorkel and view the underwater formations too. I chose to wear a short wet suit to keep warm but I was the only one in the group that did, we were 10 people. Not as busy as some of the more accessible cenotes but definitely worth the 20 minute ride from the highway.

Thank dubaideb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed March 27, 2018

This place was excellent. We drove out here at 9am—passing Dos Ojos, which was already crowded—and were pleasantly surprised to find only two other visitors when we arrived. Unfortunately they were very loud Americans, which detracted from an otherwise magical swim (but I don't hold that against the tour guide, obviously, who was great. Loud Americans are everywhere in this part of Mexico).

Apparently this cenote was only recently discovered, so it seems that the word hasn't fully gotten out. Take advantage of this while you can! Sac Actun got a lot of media coverage two weeks after we visited because divers discovered that it is connected to Dos Ojos, making it the world's largest underwater cave system.

2  Thank ReadyForThisJelly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Sac Actun also viewed


Been to Sac Actun? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing