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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. Using our custom trip planner, Playa del Carmen attractions like Cenote Cristalino can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We came with our family and we were glad to see that it was less crowded than some of the others nearby, though at twice the cost. Last year we were required to wear a life jacket - this year they let...  more »
  • This is a lovely cenote, the water is wonderfully clear and the place has a nice non-commercial feel. We visited first thing in the morning and pretty much had the place to ourselves. There is a ledge...  more »
  • I was there for low season. My third Cenote visit, and in my opinion, a great option for a first cenote visit because it has it all: two pristine Cenotes honoring the name of the place, a small cave a...  more »
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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