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Gran Cenote, Tulum

#2 of 19 in Nature in Tulum
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Cave
Swim and snorkel in the crisp cold waters of Gran Cenote, a flooded cavern with a jetty, affording easy access to a wonderful subterranean pool. Scuba diving excursions are available, but you’ll be able to see a lot from the surface with your goggles, including strange rock formations and terrapins heading to the surface. The beautiful surroundings make a great place to have a picnic before returning to the pool. Keep your eyes peeled for the iguanas and peacocks that roam the surrounding area. Put Gran Cenote and other Tulum attractions into our Tulum trip builder app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This cenote was my favorite one , super clear cristal water , perfect for swimming , but if you are afraid of Depp water this cenote is for you too , because you have plenty options to walk with...  more »
  • The sign at the entrance and online information both say that Gran Cenote closes at 4:45. This is false. The greeter at the entrance told us that they ask you to get out of the water at 4:20 “in...  more »
  • The Gran Cenote is a beautiful place and worth visiting! There are tons of cenotes in Tulum but this one is a good one! Go early!!  more »
  • There is a reason to be famous. It's amazingly beautiful. Even though it's a little bit crowded, you can enjoy the beauty of the cenote. There is a nice space to chill right next to the cenote which is inside the facility so you could bring your lunch and do picnic as well. I also liked that they are careful about keeping the cenote clean. So don't put any sunscreen. There are some lockers 30 pesos, life jacket 80 pesos and snorkeling gears 80pesos to rent.
  • Really nice place, lots of space to jump in the water, swim, watch the turtles, enjoy the rock formations. Easily reachable by bike from the town of Tulum (5km away). Good facilities on site, restroom, changing room, shower. Sadly, the staff isn't that friendly, and will rush you to get out of the place as soon as the closing time is approaching.
  • It's a nice place, very clean, with showers, locker rooms. I personally liked Dos Ojos much more, but it's definitely worth visit. The water is really nice, fresh and clean. You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling. Entry fee is really cheap, there are some local restaurants around... It's good to go in the morning to avoid the crowds.
  • It is Big, but it also costs alot more then some of the other ones we went to. We went to other small ones which only cost 100 Pesos and had much fewer people and were a nicer experience. One big difference is that the Grand Cenote has 'Turtles' or similar species in it which you can observe swimming around you.
  • Was an absolutely stunning experience, my wife and I went early which I recommend and there was only a few people there. The water is this amazing blue color. And the bats and sparrows are still having their fun flying around! I recommend getting the life jackets so you can float around and truly admire the caverns and the raw beauty of this place. One of my most recommended places to go in Mexico!

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