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Grand Cenote, Tulum

(4.2/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
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 went to the Grand Cenote with lowered expectations. We didn't get there till mid afternoon and figured it would be mobbed with people. It was busy, but actually there was plenty of space to swim ar...  more »
  • We stopped here for a refreshing swim after touring Coba. The water was so cool and refreshing on a hot day!! Both open and spacious as well as cave like areas to swim in. You can rent life jackets an...  more »
  • One of the most amazing experiences I've had. The cenote is absolutely stunning, we spent almost four hours there and felt like we could have stayed even longer. You can rent a locker and snorkeling e...  more »
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  • The Cenote itself is impressive. But far smaller than thought. Also the price was massive. 180$ + 30$ Locker rental. This is my big minus. They may have good bathrooms, but the Cenote-visit is not worth that much money. Other Cenotes are cheaper and cooler
  • This was a little pricey compared to other things at 150 pesos to get in and an 80 peso snorkel rental, but worth it. The views are breath taking. Definitely go and pay extra for the snorkel because there is so much to see under the water.
  • Just a short trip outside of Tulum, the Grand Cenote is super cool and unique. Water isn't as cold as you would think, and plenty of space on the grounds to hang out and have a picnic after your swim. We took a taxi from town and had no trouble getting a taxi back.
  • A great place to snorkel that's just off the road. Gran Cenote is an easily accessible Cenote that has undergone some renovations and improvements. Small and unique, it's a great spot to cool off on those hot Mayan days. Refreshments and snacks are available on-site.
  • If you go, go early before it gets to busy. Other reviews are right: Their staff is not very friendly. And some rules are hard to understand. But if you come prepared you can have good time for somewhat cheap. Entrance is 150mp we paid 400 for 3yo and 5yo and 2 adults. Snorkel, life vests, lockers are all extra charge (80,50,50)- but you can bring yours!! You don't need lockers unless you are carrying something very valuable. People are friendly and nobody cares about your camera. Our kids didn't want to swim, but both of us did and it was amazing. Kids ended up feeding the turtles and fishes. It was fun and money well spent. We were there for an hour.