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Playa Chac Mool

Cancun, Mexico
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Ranked #36 of 85 Attractions in Cancun
Type: Beaches
Activities: Swimming
Description: Take a dip in the warm waters of this beach.
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Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This was my first cenote dive and our guide took us to Chac Mool to start. Wow!! The water was so clear that without your computer you would have no idea how deep you actually were. It has a halocline and was one of the craziest things I have ever experienced and after getting used to the blurry visibility, it... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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271 reviews 271 reviews
164 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

There are numerous cenotes in the area that are crowded (like Dos Ojos); Chac Mool is only used by scuba divers (no snorkelers kicking up silt) and will be less crowded. Our dive master got us there first in the morning and we had the entire site to our group until we were done. Like all cenotes, the visibility is... More

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Roma, Italia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Chac mool is a very spread system of cenotes located South of Playa del Carmen. Some of the cemotes are available for all and do not require special training. However a Cave diver guide is required and mandatory. Colours are spanning from blue to green to Yellow .. a must for all divers visiting Mexico.

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Springfield, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is a awesome beach right in the middle of Cancun. As with other reviews - watch the current. Some days it can be strong. There are life guards and they are professional and attentive. This is one of the best beaches you can find. Lifeguard training is also done here - that is really impressive to watch. Parking can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

This beach is gorgeous! the water is an amazing shade of turquoise, and it is very clean. The current can be strong, so it is important to keep watch on the flag system, however there are lifeguards at the beach. The entry of the beach is between to huge hotel highrises, but the beach is not very crowded, and it... More

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