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Grand Cenote, Tulum

4.3
#2 of 12 in Nature in Tulum
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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. To visit Grand Cenote and other attractions in Tulum, use our Tulum trip itinerary builder.
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  • We enjoyed swimming with fish and turtles here. I like how easy this place was because you could easily stay for a long time but we were short on time and still felt like we got to see everything in l...  more »
  • This was a good way to spend a hot afternoon. The colors aren't quite as blue as the pictures make it out to be, but I did feel like I was in some exotic underwater land (like Kevin Costner in Waterwo...  more »
  • This is one of the largest cenotes in Mexico. It's and easy trip from your stay in Tulum to here. You don't need a guide or to be part of a group to enjoy swimming here. Entry is $10 USD each. Hire of...  more »
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  • Absolutely LOVED IT! Go early or late in the day. Try to avoid any possibility of crowds. Easy to get to from Tulum, 5 minute drive and easy directions. So much fun to check out!!!! We rented snorkels and loved seeing all the fish and turtles swimming around. The water can be a bit chilly. We got in and out a few times. Very easy and cool adventure!
  • This is a beautiful cenote with very clear, cool water and is ready to get to without having to drive dirt roads. Did facilities including a bathroom/changing room and lockers. It's a little more expensive in order to pay for the extra facilities there, but worth it if you have a family and want to spend a few hours. It's very peaceful to float and watch the turtles, fish, birds, and bars in the cave area.
  • Overpriced with not so friendly reception. More a hoitytoity lounge for foreigners who prefer manicured lawn, upscale facilities and uniformed attendants. Cenote is nice but not any grander than numerous others nearby that are far cheaper, often better, and much friendlier.
  • Really great place to spend a couple of hours. I recommend renting the snorkel (bring ID or cash for a deposit) which costs 80 pesos and 30 pesos for a locker. The res turtles in the water including tiny ones and also bats in the cave! There's a cafe which is nothing much but a rare patch of grass where you can lie and catch some sun or dry off from your swim.
  • Very beautiful. Expensive for Mexican standards (180 pesos entry). 80 pesos for snorkeling equipment is worth it. Go early as it is way more quiet and the water looks stunning

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