Cenote Cristalino, Playa del Carmen

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Swim in Cenote Cristalino, an open-air cenote with clear blue water. Bring snorkeling gear to view interesting rock formations and the tiny minnows swimming around, or to explore the small half-cave underwater. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the spot (rarely crowded, except on Sundays), have a picnic, or try diving from the 4 m (12 ft) cliff into the deep water. Work out when and for how long to visit Cenote Cristalino and other Playa del Carmen attractions using our handy Playa del Carmen travel route planner.
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  • After walking around Tulum in the heat of the day we met a friend here. It was inexpensive to get in and worth every peso! He highly recommended we visit this cenote and we were not disappointed. The ...  more »
  • Had a wonderful experience here hanging out and jumping from the cliff. We got there early and there were only 3 other people there total.  more »
  • Very nice place! 150 pesos to access (life jacket included). There are enough supplies on site.
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  • Very clean nice public Cenote. Very affordable for a wonderful experience. This was really fun local stop. A much more reasonable than the private and the experience was so much fun... Iguanas, cliff jumping, deep clear waters, snorkle and goggles available. 150 pesos ($8 us) per adult for a much more authentic Mexican experience!
  • Catch the collectivo and head down to this cool cenote. Bathrooms, changing rooms, beach chairs etc available. Nice little 10 food drop off to jump into if your into this sort of thing. Water is clear, with lots of little freshwater fish that nibble your toes
  • Beautiful cenote that is just by the side of the highway. Very easy to access and not at all crowded the day wenl visited. Also had a platform for those that enjoy diving into the water.
  • Very pretty spot, expect a lot of friendly locals and a simple Cenote experience. 100 pesos compared to the 600 pesos price close by. Cheaper but simpler
  • This was our second favorite cenote that we visited in the Yucatan (Oxman was our first). Super clear water, some beautiful features (like a small opening in the tree roots one can swim through, a cave, and a ledge to jump from into the water), and it had some pretty nicely colored fish in there as well. A great snorkeling spot. It had amenities in all the right ways--not badly priced food available (even fish food to attract the fish to you!), bathrooms, and your life vest was included with your stay. It was a cool spot we returned to again after seeing Azul and finding it crowded to the max with people.

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