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Cenote Azul

Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water
Activities: Swimming, Scuba diving
Description: Freshwater lagoon perfect for swimming.
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Calgary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We recently rented a house in Puerto Aventuras and the Cenote Azul was recommended to us by a local as a good spot to go swimming. It was just a few kilometers south of Puerto Aventuras on the west side of the Carretera 307. On a hot day, the cenote is great place to relax and cool off. There are... More

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My family and I took a trip to Riviera Maya from March 12 to March 19. We went to a couple other places in playa del carmen and Akumal but this cenote was by far the best thing we did the whole trip. This was our first cenote so we didn't really know exactly what to expect, but once you... More

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Pisa, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you don't want to pay for lockers, but still want to have the same quality of 'beaut'y (in my opinion) as Gran Celote, this is the one for you. There are rocks where you can out your stuff safely(in that they were very few others who were in when we went); there is a great place from where you... More

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lakeviewdude
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This cenote was across from our hotel. Probably the only reason we made the effort to go. it cost 70 pesos to enter and a few more to rent snorkles and masks and was the highlight of our trip. The water is crystal clear and we saw 100 times the fish we saw at Xel-Ha. You can jump off a... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Magical spot for an "intro" to cenotes; easy to float due to salt content (much less than the ocean), jumping from "low" (?10 ft) cliff, lots of fish, cool but not cold water. Great for small kids, bring your own floaties / goggles.

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Spanish Fork, Utah, United States
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32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

It is located next to the Jardin de Eden. We love Eden, but, Azul might just be better because of the huge number of fish. It may not be quite as big, but they are comparable in size. Azul has some interesting caves to the side, but Eden has a much deeper central area. Both are in idealic locations. Both... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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76 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We only visited one cenote on our trip, and this was it... it didn't disappoint! After a very hot day in Akumal, we stopped here on the way back to our resort. The cold water was refreshing, and the water was so clear! We brought our own snorkel gear, and saw a wide variety of fish in the water. We... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Fascinating and right down the street from our place. We come every year just to see the fish under the ice-cold, crystal clear waters of cenote azul. If you like swimming and snorkeling it is a must!

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We got a colectivo from Playa and it dropped us right outside the entrance. It was our first experience of a cenote and didn't disappoint. Beautiful clear water, lots of fish and birds. A very pretty spot. On reflection, maybe a Saturday was not the best time to go. It was quite busy, mostly locals and one imbecile decided he... More

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Verona, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We visited cenotes Azul and cristallenos which are both right off route 307 near where we are staying in puerto aventuras. What a blast to walk a short ways from the parking lot to these inviting natural swimming holes. Next time I will bring my water shoes because the rocks are uneven and slippery, but even so I did ok... More

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