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Cenote Azul

Address: Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Scuba diving
Owner description: Freshwater lagoon perfect for swimming.
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Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Swimming, Scuba diving
Owner description: Freshwater lagoon perfect for swimming.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a smaller cenote south of Playa. Admission was cheap. About ten dollars per person. It was not crowded when we visited. There are small fish that nibble your feet...neat. There is one cave that you snorkel through and a large pool that you can drop off a cliff into. They have a small snack store but you could... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Cenote Azul was my favourite location in our 2 week stay near Akumal. It is easily accessible from the highway (we travelled by collectivo) although not very well sign posted. This beautiful cenote consists of several pools, one is 90m deep) surrounded by rocks and jungle. The water is cold but refreshing and so clear that you can admire the... More 

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Kings Beach, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Very low key, inexpensive and cute. Rent a snorkel and swim around. Jump off the rock. Doesn't require a whole day, a couple of hours is enough.

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Beaver Creek, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We stopped her on suggestion by our driver coming back from Tulum. We had 6 adults and 7 kids (8-13) in our party. Cenote Azul is right off the main highway, the rates were reasonable, they had clean bathrooms (toilets, sink). It's a 2 minute walk to the Cenote. You need to wear little flip flops that float if you... More 

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Alpine, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We stopped at the Cenote Azul in Quintana Roo for lunch as part of a tour group. It was very clean and a refreshing place to rest for a while. Lunch was brought out to us very quickly by very personable staff. We were looking forward to a great 'authentic' Mexican lunch, but got a very bland, tasteless lunch. Since... More 

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Maplewood, NJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I think that this was our favorite outdoor Cenote of the trip (we hit Cristallino and El Jardin as well). My youngest loved the small cliff to dive off of, while everyone else loved the marine life. Entrance with 2 snorkels and 1 life vest was about $600 pesos for 7 people. It was a bit crowded, but everyone was... More 

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Texas
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Compared to the other cenote we visited on this trip (Gran Cenote near Tulum), this was less expensive, more spread out, and less crowded. Unlike other cenotes, however, this is not in a cave; it is more like a natural swimming hole in the jungle. Like all cenotes, the water is brisk, but since you are swimming in the sun,... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was my second trip to the cenote and it was just as magical as the first. This is a fresh water cenote where you can swim, dive, snorkel & jump off a diving rock. The entrance fee is 50 pesos. We rented a cab for the day and negotiated a price to take us to the cenote for an... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lots of fish, a decent area to swim in. There is a spot to jump from the rocks if you were interested. It was a quiet day and there weren't too many people there, so it was almost like having the place to yourself. Reasonable entry fee at 70 pesos.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This cenote is just off the highway, across from the Barcelo and only 70 pesos to visit. It's very pretty, above ground and nice to cool off on a hot day. It wasn't too crowded and is a great, affordable option to explore on your own if you don't want to pay for an excursion.

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