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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  • Accessible Cenote in colectivo from Playa del Carmen for $ 35 mx by people, the entrance of the cenote is $ 150 mx with the lifejacket worth its price! You can either you install on a bench, to edge water for a pedicure, a jump of about 4/5 meters, swim, or snorkeling. On-site there is a stand where there is what snack and drink. The day where I went there almost anyone! You will not be disappointed it is a paradise where rest a whole day made a great well.
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  • This cenote was right across the street from our resort Barcelo so we figured we would give it a try. From what I researched it was a smaller one, but was definitely bug enough to have a good time. It...  more »
  • The day we went the place was little frequented, perhaps because the price of admission is a little higher than the one of other cenotes. Charge 150 pesos and lend it a vest life if they need it. By 50 pesos more you rent the mask and snorkel. It is a clean place and pretty familiar. Good for snorkeling, with many fish which have in some business of the 5th Avenue you do exfoliation on feet. Okay to spend 2 or 3 hours and nearby Playa del Carmen.
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  • This place is great! I had more fun here than in Dos Ojos. It's smaller but there's usually less people. More fish that nibble at your feet and an awesome platform from which you can jump off about 25ft into the water. It's open air instead of in a cave so there's plenty on sunshine. Definitely the highlight of my trip.
  • Beautiful spacious cenote perfect for swimming. They have a ledge where you can jump off into the water. The cenote also has tiny fishes that provide "pedicures" which was a fun experience. Life vest rental is included with your entry fee.
  • Lovely setting with lots of fish eager to exfoliate your feet and legs. Nice that it is frequented by many locals, however, I'm sure they don't pay quite as much the somewhat pricey $150 pesos (most likely the tourist rate).
  • Beautiful clear water, and lots of fish to keep you amused. Bring a snorkel and mask or rent one if you don't have one. Well worth it.
  • A great spot to spend a few hours. Bring your snorkel, towel and a lunch, this place is a great hangout to cool off. On weekends you'll find local families hanging out, but it can be much quieter during the weekdays. Take a jump off the small rock edge or even get a free pedicure from the little fish that nibble on your feet. Easy access right off the highway, spot in for a dip

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