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Cenote Azul

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Address: Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Freshwater lagoon perfect for swimming.

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OMG, this is my first time to a cenote and it was amazing. We paid a $6.00 entry fee, changed into our suits and jumped in! Beautiful, crystal clear water and colder than the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bennington, Vermont

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Bennington, Vermont
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OMG, this is my first time to a cenote and it was amazing. We paid a $6.00 entry fee, changed into our suits and jumped in! Beautiful, crystal clear water and colder than the ocean or pool at my resort. So clean and refreshing. We were able to swim in under the cave roof a little and see the "architecture".

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Breda, The Netherlands
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited this cenote after Tulum, and we were in desperate need of a refreshing swim. So when we arrived at this cenote it felt like a redemption. It's one of those places that shows how amazing the Yucatan peninsula really is. A big recommendation is to bring your snorkel gear (or to hire it at the cenote). There are... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction was such a welcome surprise. It was approximately $5 to enter. After a slightly harrowing narrow driveway past the main gatehouse to the cenote, it was pure delightful from that point on. The water was crystal clear and beautiful. The colors were exquisite. This is a local spot so it was very nice to experience the culture of... More 

1 Thank GL S
Stuttgart, Germany
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9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This cenote was in walking distance from our hotel (Barcelo Maya Beach) and it was definitely worth the visit. The water was clear and refreshing and you could see little fish swimming around.

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great $5US cenote very close to Akumel between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It has a jumping cliff (about 10 feet) and a nice swimming area about the size of 2 tennis courts. Not very big but easy to get to as it is just off of the highway and a 5 minute walk to it once you park your... More 

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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great part of our trip. Wanted to get away from the resort and see something good. This place was perfect. Small, clean, very clear/clean water, interesting eco-life, small 20 foot cliff jump, and not over crowded.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Cenote. Easy to access through collectivo buses which only cost 40 pesos or so. Beautiful place to spend an our or so. When traveling to Playa del Carmen or Tulum it should be on your list to visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived around 11 am and found it largely empty except for a few friendly inebriated locals. Had fun refreshing dives into the pool but we could not stand the mosquitoes enough to stay longer. Your repellent will do you no good here.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Maybe the wet weather hindered my expectations of the water as I was expecting to see more colour in this cenote. There is a restaurant right at the water's edge where we had a late breakfast which was average as well. Coffee was bad. There were lifejackets if needed when going into the cenote. Most of the group enjoyed a... More 

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Paradise Point, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We visited this cenote on a hot day and enjoyed a refreshing swim and lunch by the water. Large fish could be seen swimming below the surface and scuba divers popped up after having viewed the caves.

Thank JudyMic

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