Caves & Cenotes
Animal encounters
Country and people
Exploring and Adventure
Animal encounters
Boat ride and snorkeling
Snorkeling with turtles

Caves & Cenotes
Animal encounters
Country and people
Exploring and Adventure
Animal encounters
Boat ride and snorkeling
Snorkeling with turtles
Places to Visit

aktunchen cave 09Aktunchen,is a spectacular cave system, situated close to Akumal in the middle of the Riviera Maya, near Cancun and Playa del Carmen, that is more than 5 million years old with a great variety of stalactites, stalagmites and columns. This cave is more than 640 yards long, has magnificent vaults, discreet illumination and fixed ways for a comfortable walk, without risking the natural state of the grotto, inside the cave you will also be able to appreciate a beautiful crystal clear water cenote of 36 feet depth.

kin ha 02A Cenote is a sinkhole with exposed rocky edges containing groundwater, above or beneath ground. It is typically found in the Yucatán Peninsula and some on nearby Caribbean islands. The term derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya to mean any location with accessible groundwater.

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Visit a working jungle camp outside the Riviera Maya and listen to my explanations how the workers are living and working in the jungle. I will also explain a lot about the history of the jungle camps in Mexico, cenotes, animals, plants and the medical use of plants. The camp exists since almost 75 years and at the moment are 10 people living and working there over the week.

coba 20Coba (Maya: Cob Ha - muddy water)

The Maya name was Cob Ha and means muddy water, named after the muddy lagoons close to the site. Coba is the largest and oldest Mayan Ruin site in the Yucatan, with an estimated 6,500 structures dating back to 200 B.C. Coba has the highest pyramid in the Mayan world, at nearly 140 feet ( 42 m ) high, with 120 steps to the top, giving you a fantastic view over the jungle.

 

gran-cenoteGran Cenote (Sak Aktun = white cave)
Grand Cenote is part of the Sak Aktun ("white cave" in Mayan) system of underground rivers whose current flows from deep inside the Yucatan peninsula. Grand Cenote is a large beautiful garden cenote with white sand beach type areas along with easily accesible caves. Visitors pass through well kept gardens before descending a natural rock and wooden plank stairway to the wooden platforms and gardens below.
Little green turtles paddle around near the garden´s edge.

 

Cenote Kin HaVisit an underground cenote and have a refreshing swim. The cenote is underground, approx. 180 feet in diameter and the water depths is approx 240 feet. Since there are several holes in the roof, where the sun is shining through and the water is very clear, one can see all the way down to the ground.  You can slide into the water with the zip line, jump through a hole in the roof 24 feet down or climb easily down the staircase to a platform.
65 Million years ago a Meteor hit the Golf of Mexico and all Dinosaurs supposedly died out.  Because of the Meteor the sea level has risen and the peninsula of Yucatan was under water for 60 million years.
In this 60 million years the ocean washed the Peninsula out and appears underground like a sponge, full of tunnels and caves. The rainwater is filtering through the limestone and collecting in the underground caves and tunnels the so-called underground cenotes.  When the water is filtering through the limestone, it takes the minerals from the stone with it, that’s how the stalactites and the stalagmites are growing.  After a while there are no minerals in the stone anymore and the roof caves in, that’s how open cenotes are forming.

leona vicario 05Leona Vicario is a Mexican town in the middle of the jungle, just 25 miles from Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

You wouldn’t imagine that 12000 people are living in this town, because it’s spreading all over the jungle. It is a Mexican town, but 80% of the people living there, are Mayan or Mayan descendents. People are coming out of the jungle so the children can go to school and learn Spanish, because

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