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Cenote Azul

Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water
Activities: Swimming, Scuba diving
Description: Freshwater lagoon perfect for swimming.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

So we were staying in Playa and wanted to swim in a cenote and not pay for some package with things we did not want. We took a $25 cab ride to Barcelo then $6 per person to swim in the cenote...then $25 back. This was much less than any package for $40-50 per person. Cenote Azul was not too... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Personally I am not a fan of the cenotes. The water is cold, I keep hurting my feet on the stones, I float like a brick, and I can't snorkel without swallowing half a lung full of cenote water. In addition I had to change into my trunks in a dark, stinking toilet. However, that's me, and plenty of other... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Not too crowded....natural environment ...fresh and clear waters (and not too cold), relaxing atmosphere... Fish, caverns, water holes.... Great !!!!!

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We took a cab here one afternoon for a break from our nearby resort, and it was better then expected! The cenote is clear, blue, surrounded by lush vegetation. There were tons of amazing fish to swim with! There is a dock you can jump from; or a short walk will bring you to a cliff you can jump from... More

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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I got a free week's stay in Cancun at a resort. This isn't really our style of travel, so we were eager to rent a car and explore more of the area. We drove about 1.5 hours to this Cenote. The entrance 70 pesos a person (about $6 each). We walked through a path for about 3... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Me and my partner were staying at Grand Sirenis and we always love to travel by ourselves u less we have to be a part if an organised group. This cenote was just minutes away from our hotel by colectico ( we paid 20 Mexican pesos each = £1 each). The entry fee is something like £3 and for a... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I live in Cancun with my wife, and I am a chef, so when I have an off-day....we usually enjoy it to the fullest. Whenever we have the opportunity to, we like to go on road trips to areas nearby Cancun. The last time that we visited Tulum, we decided to randomly stop at a few cenotes on the way... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were guests at the Barcelo Maya, and this cenote is just across the street from the resort. So, instead of booking an all day excursion to another cenote, we just walked across the street and paid the $6 US per person entry fee to go to Cenote Azul. Having never been to a cenote, I have nothing to compare... More

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Yarmouth, Maine, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Recently visited here on a morning trip from Playa hotel. The Cenote was very small, there were minimal fish, no caves to swim in and very little snorkeling. You do NOT need a life vest or gear. It is CHEAP however so in this respect you get what you pay for.

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Bangalore, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We combined Tulum with Cenote Azul. It was just absolutely gorgeous. The water was crystal clear and teh surroundings were breathtaking. Very well maintained. One of a kind experience.

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