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Cenote Azul

Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water
Activities: Swimming, Scuba diving
Description: Freshwater lagoon perfect for swimming.
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150 reviews 150 reviews
27 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I had been to cenote azul once before and wanted to bring my friend. It is an awesome place. An above ground cenote, resembling a small deep lake. There is a restaurant that sits just along side of the cenote so you can eat, drink and swim. There are clean bathrooms and reasonable prices. They now charge 10 pesos to... More

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful, clear water. Bring your snorkel to see lots of fish. Jumped off the 20+ foot cliff into deep clear water. Only $6 to get in, and you can walk to 3 other cenotes (each have their own entry fees.) Advise water shoes as the rocks can be slippery with algae. No lockers but I didn't feel concerned about leaving... More

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Innisfil, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We visited this cenote on our way back from Playa Del Carmen, traveling via collectivo. This was our first cenote of our trip. If we were to visit again we would have gone earlier it the morning. It was very crowded and busy. It was hard to really enjoy the beauty of it. It only costs $6.00 US. There are... More

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Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Decided to check this cenote out on our last day after a recommendation from a friend. This was a beautiful open cenote that was a close drive from our hotel in Playa del Carmen. It was only $6 to get in and there was easy parking. The water was very clear and there was a mix of tourists and locals... More

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montreal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were looking for a relaxing activity before the end of our vacation. After reading the reviews, we decided to check it out. It's about a 10min ride from Playa del Carmen - if you are adventurous and love to experience the local life, i would suggest taking the collectivo from and to Playa as it will only cost you... More

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Nashville, TN
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87 reviews 87 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Nice large cenote to swim and jump off cliff. People come from around the world to visit. Lots of locals as well. Bathrooms are clean and there is good parking.

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Chesapeake
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

So we were staying in Playa and wanted to swim in a cenote and not pay for some package with things we did not want. We took a $25 cab ride to Barcelo then $6 per person to swim in the cenote...then $25 back. This was much less than any package for $40-50 per person. Cenote Azul was not too... More

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London
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85 reviews 85 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Personally I am not a fan of the cenotes. The water is cold, I keep hurting my feet on the stones, I float like a brick, and I can't snorkel without swallowing half a lung full of cenote water. In addition I had to change into my trunks in a dark, stinking toilet. However, that's me, and plenty of other... More

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Weston, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Not too crowded....natural environment ...fresh and clear waters (and not too cold), relaxing atmosphere... Fish, caverns, water holes.... Great !!!!!

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Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We took a cab here one afternoon for a break from our nearby resort, and it was better then expected! The cenote is clear, blue, surrounded by lush vegetation. There were tons of amazing fish to swim with! There is a dock you can jump from; or a short walk will bring you to a cliff you can jump from... More

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