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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  • A gorgeous hidden gem. When we entered what looked like a garage and paid a small boy who was engrossed in the TV to enter the cenote, we didn’t expect much. To our surprise, the cenote was lovely - a...  more »
  • We visited late October during a guided tour (ALE India of tours) the Cenote Cristallino cenotes. Because we were there early, we were the only people on the spot. It is so worthwhile to get up earlier and before the mass to be there. On-site there are sanitary facilities, chairs and snacks and drinks for sale. The Cenote blends beautifully into the jungle, and she is even covered a small so that you can explore here also a small cave. To the snorkeling lohen is mainly the light reflections in water, there is no very interesting fish. However, there are small fish that nibble at your feet. Simply hang in the feet on the edge and off you go! Also, you can jump there from about 4 meters height in the cool water. The Cenote is small but fine. Worth nothing for a full day stay, a visit but in any case!
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  • I tried hard to find an old fashioned cenote , the way they were before the mega tourist boom in the area. Cenote Cristalino is right near two other cenote a ( Azul and Jarden del Eden), directly acro...  more »
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  • This is a lovely open air Cenote, easily accessible from Playa del Carmen. Admission is the same price as other cenotes in this area, and in general, is higher than some more interesting cenotes inland. This is a great spot to go for a swim when it's too windy on the ocean. Bring a snorkeling mask.
  • Great spot fot swimming and snorkeling. Go early. 15 min walk from Barcelo Maya. Go!
  • 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!
  • One of the smaller cenotes in the area. Has it all...some fish, 3 separate cenotes, a cave, cliff to jump off. Very nice, our favourite.
  • For sure not the most spectaculare cenote, but the place is great for a swim. Also convenient with kids.
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