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Cenote Cristalino, Playa del Carmen

(4.4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our custom trip planner, Playa del Carmen attractions like Cenote Cristalino can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • On Hwy 307, on the right towards Tulum coming from Playa del Carmen, are located several cenotes. Our choice fell voluntarily on one of those minor and less publicized. You can tell right away because the small hut of welcome is modest and the staff speaks only Spanish. Entrance costs 150 pesos including life jackets. We apply a wristband style resort all inclusive and they leave you free to roam. It's a cenote, feature more basins located at different levels, connected by small climbs and some steps. The water is full of flora and fauna, it is quite clear, but just because there is life, not comparable to the cenotes are closed. The largest basin has a part that narrows and is flanked by mangroves. You can swim through and you will reach another body of water connected to a part of the cave opening. You can swim and by going under them out the other side. Impressive.
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  • Awesome place! We were in Cancun and in return c stopped in this cenote. Great! Clear and refreshing! Immersed in nature.
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  • I understand that the cenote's great, in fact you can't say anything against, but getting paid 150 pesos for masks and lifesaver even for those who don't need them and above all get paid entry fee, lifejackets and mask for those who must not swim or else find it ridiculous ... mafia!
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  • Looks like cenote Azul but no so crowded. It has everything you need to have a good time in cenote: little caves, possibility to jump into the water and just to snorkel.
  • Great place. There are 2 centoes there and the one on the left is bigger and deeper. The one on the right is more for people trying to relax or for little kids. It doesn't go deport than 2 meters I believe. The one on the left though has a diving ledge but does tend to get very crowded. But it's great!
  • Amazing cenote, water is a little cold, small fishes will pick at ur dead skin cells, small cliff to jump in from.
  • 50 pesos to get in and free use of life vests. There are 3 parts of the cenote, two are fairly small and the other one is bigger which allows diving. They are very kind and didn't charge my disabled aunt and even helped carry her down. There are fish that eat the dead skin on your feet. If you don't move, they start coming to you. The big cenote has tons of fish to swarm your feet.
  • The place Is naturally beautiful, you won't regret it, those $100 pesos totally worth it, is really close to playa deal Carmen so is ideal if you want to do something different, however the bathrooms and showers are dirty and smelly, have a nice day everyone!!