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Cenote Azul

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

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Spanish Fork, Utah, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We've been to a dozen cenotes between Tulum and Playa del Carmen and some are good but only one is great. That's Cenote Azul because of the plethora of amazing fish. Thousands of colorful fish from little guys to colorful fellows a foot long. The cenote has lazy areas with ample vegetation for the fish, but they sell fish food... More 

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Severn, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

only 7 bucks to get in, a place to jump off, not super cold as the sun shines in... very popular and lots of people there but it was still great, its really big and open.

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Nor Cal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

great stop for an hour. snorkeling in the cenote is cool, the water is super clean. the rock is tuff on feet so aqua shoes would help. bring drinks and try not to swallow much water - never know what's in it.... Really cool to have the little fish nibble on your feet and legs.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

In the first lagoon, there are little fish that nibble on your toes and feet if you sit still long enough (not long). Strange, but cool, and free compared to the pedicure places in town, haha! When you walk just a little further into the lagoon, you get to the cenote, which is beautiful! The snorkeling is ok, but there... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Rather a lot of visitors whilst we were there and you had to leave your stuff on benches whilst you swam but we had no problems. It's popular but there is a reason - it is beautiful and clear and warm. Very reasonably priced and there are bathrooms/changing facilities but they are a short walk from the cenote. Recommended.

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Toronto
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a cool little cenote that's close tp the road. It's easy to get to via collectivo - just have htem stop. It's 100m to the cenote. Just $8.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 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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