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ECOPARK KANTUN-CHI

ecological park of caves and cenotes

Ecopark Kantun Chi is an ecological park with five amazing cenotes and a wonderful underground river located in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Enjoy an unparalleled experience wrapping all your senses when exploring its majestic crystalline waters. Let yourself be carried away by the tranquility, mystery and beauty of the jungle that surrounds this magical place. The park offers different routes, where you will learn about the Mayan culture, flora and fauna found here. Venture with a guide to explore the underground river and the different cenotes in the company of family or friends.

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Lol-Ha Restaurant

During your visit, come and enjoy the delicious dishes!

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FUN FACTS

How is a cenote formed?

The origin of the cenotes originates from the geomorphological process called karst, which consists of the combination of the mechanisms of dissolution, collapse and limestone construction. These are governed by intrinsic and extrinsic factors, which act on different scales of time and space, generating a wide range of forms and degrees of karstification. Intrinsic factors include lithology, the degree of porosity of the matrix and fracture of the rock. Extrinsic factors include the climate, the temperature, the vegetation, the mixture of fresh and salt water and the duration of the exposure to the process, resulting in the dissolution of soluble rocks (plaster, limestone, dolomite and halite) by chemical corrosion based on the prevailing hydrological conditions, which result in negative forms of the terrain and increased permeability.

Dissolution is the most important process in the development of a karst and subsequently an opposite process enables the formation of speleothems. A karst or Carso is a region of the earth's surface where dissolution erosion prevails over mechanical erosion and owes its name to a region of the former Yugoslavia where this process was first observed.

It’s safe to assume that every rock that that is soluble is karstifiable. The most common are limestones and dolomites, due to their abundance and high solubility in the presence of carbon dioxide (CO2). The higher the concentration of CO2, the greater the solubility. The amount of CO2 in the water depends on its concentration in the atmosphere and on the ambient temperature. For example, the presence of organic matter in the soil significantly increases the concentration of this gas.

Xibalba

According to Mayan mythology, the word “xibalbaj” is rooted from Ki’che’, which is part of the Mayan linguistic family, Xib’alb’á (‘Hidden place ‘xibil, hide’), name of the underworld.

The Mayan underworld was ruled by the twelve gods of death, known as the Lords of Xibalbá. Its court was under the surface of the earth and the two main gods were Hun-Camé (One-Death) and Vucum-Camé (Seven-Death). The rest of the lords were demons that worked in pairs, each pair in charge of a specific type of human torment: sickness, hunger, fear, destitution, pain and death. The other inhabitants of this underwater civilization were servants bewitched by demons.

Testimonials

  •   Visité este lugar en la víspera de la cuarentena por el Covid19 y es sencillamente fascinante, la comida, los cenotes, el guía, no creo que pueda expresar más, cualquier expectativa... read more

    Ambassador494315
    4/05/2020

      Hicimos el recorrido de los 4 cenotes. Nos gustaron mucho, en especial los tipo cueva. Un lugar maravilloso para bañarse.

    daviddC2219OO
    3/16/2020

      llegamos hoy 9 de marzo aquí a las instalaciones del ecoparque, muy padre!!! llegas y te introduces en medio de la jungla recorres 4 cenotes por tu propia cuenta y... read more

    532jesush
    3/12/2020
  •   Si te gusta la aventura pero relajada este es el mejor lugar para visitar la comida deliciosa la atención de Keila también y los cenotes los mejores que eh visitado... read more

    veronicavU4367JD
    3/10/2020

      Me gusto mucho es un gran parque
    Me encantó helado de fresa que me dio
    Keyla y Priscila . Me encantó las cuevas y la explicación del guía... read more

    marthayamilethj
    3/08/2020

      Sin duda un lugar mágico que vale la pena visitar, supe de ellos en la búsqueda de que cenotes visitar.
    Aqui mis anotaciones de mi experiencia esperando les sea... read more

    solaresvalery
    3/02/2020
  •   Una visita genial por los diferentes tipos de cenotes y sobretodo el recorrido por el río subterráneo con la ayuda de Oscar, nuestro guía, que nos ayudó a disfrutar mucho... read more

    FamiliaAlarconSpain
    3/01/2020

      Excelente aventura, este eco park realmente sobre paso mis espectativas, es realmente hermoso, el personal es de lo mas atento y servicial, ademas que se nota que estan en constante... read more

    yeraz2020
    2/27/2020

      Hermoso lugar, paradisiaco diria yo, excelente guía; gracias Henry, transmites ése gusto por conocer más sobre la cultura Maya. Lo malo, las fotografías que se tienen que adquirir en paquete... read more

    JorgeAaronyo
    2/26/2020
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