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Address: Quintana Roo, Mexico
Activities: Swimming, Scuba diving
Description: Freshwater lagoon perfect for swimming.

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Nice place to cool off

Right across the road from the Barcelo resort (5-7 min walk) there are few Cenotes (we visited two) - Cenote Cristalino and Cenote Azul. Both are great, but can get crowded with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Right across the road from the Barcelo resort (5-7 min walk) there are few Cenotes (we visited two) - Cenote Cristalino and Cenote Azul. Both are great, but can get crowded with locals. Water is pristine, somewhat cool, but that is just welcoming during hot and humid days. Entrance is not free - each one is around 100 pesos (includes... More 

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Epworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by a member of staff at our hotel, this was 10 minutes away in the collectivo. 70 pesos per person to get in. Clean toilets, changing rooms and a little shop for drinks, crisps, sweets etc are available. The cenotes are varying in size, with varying depths but you can get into them all. Amazing clear water and fish... More 

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Ozark, Missouri
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Bring your snorkel! We have crystal-clear swimming holes at home, but this was exotic. Warmer water here, with great fish and a deep cave below. Several small, well-maintained paths lead from one pool to another. The biggest, main pool soon filled up with locals and their kids. It was all I'd hoped for. Very glad we went, even if the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Cenote Azul was a pretty and un-spoilt cenote. We paid about £3, yes £3 to get in. Compared to the very expensive tourist parks this is about the cheapest thing you'll do in this area! The region is very commercial and touristy and everything is pretty expensive. In comparison Cenote Azul was very relaxed and what I would consider to... More 

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Gallatin Gateway, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Crystal clear water, tons of fish, relaxing, beautiful. I loved it here! Definitely let your feet hang in the water and let the fish nibble on your feet!

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Englewood, New Jersey
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We went with Happy Travels, our guide was Sandra and she was great. This Cenote was one of the most amazing. We had so much fun.

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Whitefish Bay, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Suggested by our waiter, this is a dusty family run place with crystal waters, tropical fish, and the opportunity to jump of a 4 meter-ish cliff into the cenote. Lots of local families hanging out, also tourists. The place is gorgeous. Wear water shoes but NOT sunscreen. Don't worry, there's plenty of shady places. 70 pesos to get in, plan... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Caveat, this is the only cenote I have ever been to. If your like me,here's the deal. In the Yucatan peninsula all the rivers run under ground. Periodically, the river peeps its head up. Those "holes" are called cenotes. Fresh water pools that look like idilic oasis. On a recommendation we went to Azul. It's right of the highway. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Cenote Azul is not the fanciest of setups but the Cenote is a gorgeous series of clear pools filled with fish of various sizes who nibble your toes if you stay still. Palms and flowering plants bend over the water. Pools vary from shallow to a deep plunge pool with jumping from a 15 Ft cliff, so something for all... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you've been to Ik Kil cenote where you were forced to push past people just to see the water, then you'll love Azul. It's a quiet spot, just off the highway with a carpark barely big enough for 5 vehicles. There are four separate areas to enjoy the refreshing water, and the main area has an area where you... More 

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