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Gran Cenote, Tulum

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#2 of 21 in Nature in Tulum
Cave · Hidden Gem · Water Body
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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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  • Found the staff to be rude and unwelcoming. Would recommend trying one of the other more friendly cenotes in the area instead. 
    Found the staff to be rude and unwelcoming. Would recommend trying one of the other more friendly cenotes in the area instead.  more »
  • Visited the Gran Cenote recently. It has some big pros and big cons. From a pro perspective the cenote is very beautiful. Blue and turquoise waters make for outstanding photo opportunities. It also.....  more
    Visited the Gran Cenote recently. It has some big pros and big cons. From a pro perspective the cenote is very beautiful. Blue and turquoise waters make for outstanding photo opportunities. It also.....  more »
  • This is a must do. We did it after doing the tulum archaeological tour and it helped us to cool down a lot. Water seems cold at first but once you are in it feels great. The water is just so magical.....  more
    This is a must do. We did it after doing the tulum archaeological tour and it helped us to cool down a lot. Water seems cold at first but once you are in it feels great. The water is just so magical.....  more »
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  • Really gorgeous and well maintained cenote. They recently raised the price to 500 pesos ($25) but the property is very well taken care of. Get there at 8 so you're first in line when the doors open at 8:10. The water is pleasant and crystal clear. Swim with turtles, birds and bats in the caves.
  • Beautiful large cenote, the water is crystal clear and has multiple species of selfish swimming around the entire time. There are also some turtles swimming around that you can see. Definitely worth the visit. The best cenote in the area in my opinion
  • Incredible, there was a crowd but I don’t feel like it took away from its beauty. My wife and I spent 3.5 hours there swimming, taking photos, and laying out in the sun. Worth getting a locker, that way you don’t have to constantly check up on your stuff. Take a watertight phone case, underwater pictures/videos come out amazing! Enjoy!
  • Great place to visit. The midday crowd can cause for a long line. Our line had about 50 people in front of us but it only took 20 mins to get in. There's a large well-kept grassy area to relax in and there's two entrances to the cenote. One is on the deep side and one on the shallow side. Having aqua shoes makes getting into and out of the cenote much easier- even a pair of flip flops would help walking around as the rocks and tree branches at the bottom of the stairs will slow your walking down if you are bare-footed.
  • The cenote is naturally beautiful, water is clean and the turtles are adorable. The only reason I’m not giving 5 stars is because of the price. It includes life jacket and snorkeling masks as well as the amenities. In Tulum everything is overpriced, but 500P per person for a small cenote seems to be a touristic trap.

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