We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gran Cenote

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: , Tulum 77796, Mexico
Phone Number: 9848079110
Website
Improve this listing
Today
8:00 am - 4:45 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:45 am
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Activities: Snorkeling, Group tours/day tour
Description: Grand Cenote has 140 square meter for swimming, there is one big cave, a...
Grand Cenote has 140 square meter for swimming, there is one big cave, a cavern and 100 square of wooden platforms where you can walk, chill with the nature and take pictures .
read more
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$820*
and up
Silver Diving Package: 5 Days and 10 Cavern and Cenote Dives
More Info
$100*
and up
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,301 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 699
    Excellent
  • 444
    Very good
  • 118
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Beautiful Water

The water is very clear and full of fish and turtles. The caves offer a variety of depths for swimming. Admission fee is well worth it. Can get crowded at times. Snorkels and life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Jason H

Similar Things to Do in Tulum

Add Photo Write a Review

1,301 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The water is very clear and full of fish and turtles. The caves offer a variety of depths for swimming. Admission fee is well worth it. Can get crowded at times. Snorkels and life vest are available for rent.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bath, Ohio
Level Contributor
65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The cerulean blue waters are a bit chilly but well worth the price of admission. It is right off the Coba' highway. Next time I will spend a bit more time and money to dive here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Water was a bit cold to snorkel in but the beauty was worth it. This center has an open and enclosed area. Plenty of fish and turtles, crystal clear water. Cave is loaded with bats that you swim right under.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rangely, Colorado
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

First time snorkeling and the water is beautiful! They had clean grounds and lockers for safe keeping of personal belongings!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Gran Cenote is a decent cenote, but not our favorite in Riviera Maya. We went to Playa Paraiso beach in Tulum in the morning (see my separate review on TA), and then went to Gran Cenote in the afternoon. They are close to one another and a good combination for a day trip. By mid-day it’s nice to cool off... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boerne, Texas
Level Contributor
86 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

There were so many great cenotes to choose from in the area we decided to choose one that was on our route from Coba to our resort in Akumal. When I walked up to the edge and saw glistening turquoise water it took my breath away. Luckily we were there on a day when it wasn't crowded so we had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Moscow, Russia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Best place to feel beauty of our world! Cenote is not full of tourists, lots of divers from everywhere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Albans, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stopped here on way back from Coba. We paid 150 pesos each. We had a taxi that stayed with us the whole day, all I would advise is leave all your valuables in the taxi if they are staying with you as we had to wait quite a while for one of the few lockers to become available. There... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Overated. Unfortunately this cenote is overpriced for what it offers. The water is dirty and although there are bats, turtles and some fish it is not a pleasant experience to swim in it. There are MUCH BETTER Cenotes to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

What a wonderful world of land & sea uniting. Felt like spelunking (cave crawling) So thankful to have experienced this awesome creating of nature.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Gran Cenote also viewed

 

Been to Gran Cenote? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gran Cenote and other visitors
16 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (16)

Questions? Get answers from Gran Cenote staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?