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Cenote Cristalino, Playa del Carmen
(4.4/5 based on 300+ 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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  • A very beautiful, but popular cenote, especially with the locals. If you can avoid going there on Saturdays or Sundays. There are 3 main pools, and we found the last one was less crowded. Everything c...  more »
  • Good choice to get to know the concept of cenote as such. The entry is economic (100 pesos) is very quiet. I recommend it for people that gives a little scary mess, since it is small.
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  • It is a very beautiful cenote, crystal water, as its name implies, a part is closed and another opened, in a space you can throw nailed, other sit and relax. With the payment of entry include lifejacket, and in have a small gift shop where they sell cookies snacks, soft drinks and coconuts, the option to rent snorkel equipment. The entrance of alcoholic beverages are not permitted. It is a very familiar place. The bathrooms are small very clean.
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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!!