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Cenote Crystal

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Address: About 5 minutes south of Tulum Pueblo on 307 South by taxi | Carretera Federal . Tulum Carrillo Puerto, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Go across the street to Cenote Escondido!

Both cenotes are included in the price. You buy your tickets at Cenote Crystal but need to walk across the road and down a gravel road to get to Escondido. Definitely worth the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Liesl G
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Both cenotes are included in the price. You buy your tickets at Cenote Crystal but need to walk across the road and down a gravel road to get to Escondido. Definitely worth the walk. There is a (not so high) cliff to jump off of into the cenote and we could have spend hours just snorkeling around. We had the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

if you are looking for a great place to cool off this is a great swimming hole option. There is a nice high cliff to jump off of.

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Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

There are lots of cenotes around the Yucatan, some, of course, are very famous and crowded with bus-loads of peolpe virtually all the live long day. Crystal, which is just a short distance south of Tulum was very quite and did not require a tour guide. It was not expensive to enter and you also are permitted to access another... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was so covered in algae and globs of scum that none of us would even think aobut going in the water. I am sorry to say this is the worst review I have ever posted. When we tried to get our money back, we were told no refunds even though we came back for a refund within minutes. We... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Cenote crystal and cenote escondido are both included in the price of your band. Cenote crystal has the high jump platform and was closer to the road, with lots of places to hang out in the shade. Sort of like a large natural swimming pool (which i guess describes a lot of cenotes). The water was clear in the main... More 

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Kfar Yona, HaMerkaz, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Such an interesting experience swimming in these pools among rocks. All the needed equipment was there for rent, which made the whole thing a little costly, but worth it.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Sludge swimming around. Like swimming in a pond. They do have a platform to jump off though. Not worth it, too many other cenotes better.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I love going here, it's calm, rarely any people are there, the water is crystal clear, nice and cool, there is a lonely turtle that I've spotted a few times. I go back every time friends or family come visit. My go-to cenote!!!

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Davis, California, United States
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I liked the lush foliage, but not the mosquitoes. Despite the heat when we were there, I wore a windbreaker to keep the mosquitoes from biting me. Advantage is: it is near Tulum.

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Galveston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

These are some good times and crystal clear. You will find the locals filling them on Sunday's and tourists every other day. The reason is they're gorgeous.

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