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Cenote Azul, Yucatan Peninsula

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Swim and relax at Cenote Azul, a natural, below-ground lagoon with two smaller, shallower pools close by. Cool off in the refreshing, clear water, snorkeling and observing the tropical fish that call this remote oasis home. A small cliff provides a popular place to jump off from and dive into the evocatively colored pool. The two other pools provide shallower waters for less confident swimmers. Primarily frequented by locals, the cenote has not been overdeveloped, but you'll find certain basic amenities onsite, such as bathrooms and snack stands. To visit Cenote Azul on your holiday in Puerto Aventuras, and find out what else Puerto Aventuras has to offer, use our Puerto Aventuras itinerary maker.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We travelled here early morning before the crowds, it was lovely, water so clear and fresh, did some snorkling and saw lots of little fish, water nice and cool, although quite rocky in some parts unde...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I recommend that you arrive to the Cenote Azul early. We arrived at 9:45 am and we were one of the first families to arrive, it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The water was crystal cle...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We love this Cenote! BEAUTIFUL and quiet, lots of fish and crystal clear water! My family and I prefer to avoid the "tourist spots" and participate with the locals. This is the perfect spot to spend a...  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    Although this isn't the only Cenote in the area, it was the closest to us that we could walk to. If you've never visited one of these, I high recommend you doing so and this is a fine one to got see and enjoy. Water is a tad cold, but that's to be expected as the water is really deep. We cliff jumped this one and snorkeled. The little fish will nibble at your feet.
  • June 15, 2017
    Really nice place to swim and relax, yet fun for the young ones as well. You can dive and jump in the water from different places or you can stay still and let the small fish give you a clean up on your skin.
  • June 14, 2017
    Very nice place, if you come at 9am, get very crowded after 12pm. It is shallow you can swim or walk across, you can jump of the cliff where water deep. No fins or sunscreen allowed. When crowded water gets murky. This cenote is Ok for non swimmers.
  • May 30, 2017
    Nice place to spend a few hours at. Lots of fun! Several different pools to lounge in and get a fish pedi.
  • February 11, 2017
    A great spot to spend a few hours. Bring your snorkel, towel and a lunch, this place is a great hangout to cool off. On weekends you'll find local families hanging out, but it can be much quieter during the weekdays. Take a jump off the small rock edge, swim through a small tunnel or even get a free pedicure from the little fish that nibble on your feet. Easy access right off the highway, spot in for a dip

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Where to stay in Puerto Aventuras

With a reputation built almost entirely around high-end resort tourism, Puerto Aventuras offers little in the way of budget accommodations, with only a handful of small guesthouses found in the town's backstreets. Large, luxurious resorts rule, and you'll find plenty of them hugging the town's coastline and marina. You can expect swimming pools, bars, and large restaurants at most of the accommodations in town, although it's also possible to find some smaller boutique hotels and villas to the west of town.
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