AKTUN HA (Carwash)

One of the first caverns dived in the area. A good dive for photographers. There is no mystery as to how this cenote got its name...yes, it was actually used to wash taxis in the past. 

It resembles a typical pond. Entrance into the water is easy with the water level being just a few inches below ground. During the hot season there is a spectacular effect created by over blooming from algae which is visualized as a thick orange-green layer on the surface. As you descend you get the feeling you are crossing through mist to an unknown world. After about 6 ft/2 m water suddenly becomes crystal clear and the view is of tree branches and roots fading through this cloud. To look at this cloud from inside the cavern area is absolutely breathtaking as it tints the water emerald green. The light falling through the roots create an amazing light show and the large room behind is beautifully decorated. Sometimes a little crocodile as well as fresh water turtles can be seen.


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 OVERVIEW
Max. Depth:
16 meters / 53 feet
Temperature:
26 C / 79 (year round)
Map:
Location:
Located on the highway to Coba about 15 minutes from the city of Tulum (entrance is located on the left side of the road)
Opening Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Facilities:
Toilets, changing facility
Entrance Fee:
Yes
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