Grand Cenote, Tulum

4.2
#2 of 19 in Nature in Tulum
Swim and snorkel in the crisp cold waters of Grand 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 Grand Cenote and other Tulum attractions into our Tulum trip builder app , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • I was a little disappointed, many people that crowd, I thought you were different all buses stop in this cenote so there's a lot of people
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  • If you are in the area, make sure to stop by and see this stunning cenote. this is my favorite cenote in the area with crystal clear turquoise waters. The water is so clear you can see the sea life wi...  more »
  • I've read different reviews of the Gran Cenote before that. Many are of the opinion that it is too touristy. We were in June there and at us it was not overrun. I can however imagine that it is very crowded in July and August. In any case I would recommend to rent a mask there, because the Cenote under water is unique.
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  • Very impressive. This is one of the few attractions in the area that I've been to that lived up it what I expected based on it's advertisements. It's insainly beautiful, the water is clear the cave formations are amazing, it not huge and was very busy but didn't feel crowded and had a lot of almost hidden areas. The turtles are a smaller variety common on most of this continent but they actually swim right by you. There are fish, not exciting tropical colourful ones but a few varieties. There is a grass area you can sun bath on that's pretty nice and hammocks to lay around in so it's easy to spend hours. 180p for entry, snorkeling equipment for rent 60p? I think. Free parking, washrooms, showers and if your kids swim it's great for them. There is some sort of store/cafeteria but I only noticed it when we where leaving and it was closed. I'm going back for sure.
  • It's incredible to see through the clear water off the cenote and as you get closer to the walls of the cave, you can see that it stops off into an endless dark underwater pit. It's so cool and creepy! Lots of people and about 100 pesos to get in. You'll definitely want snorkeling great so bring some! There's a special for hammocks and sun bathing and on a hot day... The water is just right 👌
  • This was the only cenote I went to and I loved it. It was beautiful, I got to see a lot of turtles. I believe it was also a good deal, between entrance fee and snorkel rent. Just don't let the name trick you: it's not very big, you can do everything you need in two hours or less.
  • Great place to visit. There are lockers available downstairs at the cenote itself and changing rooms and showers up top. Snorkels and life vests are also available at a small cost and you need to leave your driving licence as deposit when you rent these. Best to arrive early as it gets busy later on. There are some fish in the water and the caves have bats.
  • 100 pesos entry and you'll need a towel. It costs a little bit more to hire a locker and rent snorkelling gear if you don't have your own. Amazing place, crystal clear waters for snorkelling and for the more adventurous, scuba diving. Keep and eye out for the turtles!
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