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

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Serene local flavor

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Christine E
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Whitefish Bay, United States
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Whitefish Bay, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Calgary
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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142 reviews 142 reviews
71 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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St. John's, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
107 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This cenote was close to Puerto Adventurous and close to the highway so that we only had to walk a short distance to get to the water. There is a couple of small pools and the larger one - all exposed cenotes. There were no caverns that I could see but you could jump from the cliff above (and the... More 

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VIENNA VA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our family of four have been coming to Cenote Azul for the last three years and sometimes twice in the same vacation and we continue to come back every year. The cenote is clean, easy to see from Highway 307, and very lay back atmosphere. There is a cliff jump site into the cenote and we always enjoy this. The... More 

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Colmar - France
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went to the Cenote Azul around lunch time. A lot of families were there and eating their lunch, sandwich and chips. It is clearly written that no alcohol is allowed on the site. There are restrooms (clean) close to the entrance and changing rooms as well (women only if I read it correctly?). In the clear water, the small... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We were directed here by our hotel concierge, since it was on the way from Playa del Carmen to Tulum. This was by far my most memorable experience during our trip. It's absolutely beautiful and not crowded! Also a plus, it was surprising affordable to enter (or at least I didn't feel I was ripped off)! This cenote is truly... More 

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Hardwick, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is an amazing place to swim and enjoy the day. It is in the jungle and it is a lot of fun for all families. There is a place where you can walk in and just sit. You can dive of the cliff or dive off the platform.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The water in this cenote is very cool and refreshing and there are several areas you can visit. Unfortunately, it was pretty crowded when we visited (during the school holidays) but that's just luck. I would still recommend visiting.

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