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Gran Cenote

on the highway to Coba just outside of the city of Tulum | Www. Underwaterexpeditions. Com. Mx, Tulum, Mexico
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Ranked #34 of 83 Activities in Tulum
Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water, Adventure
Activities: Snorkeling, Group tours/day tour
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Owner description: These underwater caves were meant to be explored: come prepared to be amazed.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Took our rickety rental bicycles on the 20 minute ride to Grand Cenote. Simply awesome. Get a mask and snorkel, you don't need find, and get in the water! It is cold for about 20 seconds then VERY comfortable for a good long swim. The facility is excellent, staff friendly and speak English. Lockers for 30 pesos. Clean flush toilets.... More

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Maghera, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a small and cute Cenote...it is absolutely not on the grand scale as we imagined. I was pleasantly suprised at how fresh/cold the water was but once you get used to it it is fine. Excellent shower and toilet faciltiies as well as lockers to store valuables. We enjoyed the mini fish life and turtles as well as... More

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

After going to 3 different cenotes (Azul, Ponderosa, and Grand), Grand Cenote is my favorite for it's true cave feel, but it was a little more crowded and moderately expensive (~$10 admission). There are basically 2 sinkhole openings connected by a cavern tunnel with bats and stalactites. Wooden stairs lead down to the water with plenty of deck space and... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

While vacationing in Tulum, we biked from the city to experience the Gran Cenote. WOW! All all natural wonder tucked away. We swam inside of a cave with the fish and a few turtles and had an experience we had never imagined. This was our first of many cenotes! A few warnings: 1. The water can be a little cold.... More

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New Berlin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Not as Grand as we had hoped! Two caves with some interesting features, but if you aren't snorkeling or diving, you won't see much. Took 20 minutes to swim from one end to the other with plenty of time to view the bats. Have seen more interesting cenotes.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

a place so different than we are used to. 2 small fresh water pools giving you the chance to swim and snorkel together with turtles & small fishes or dive in underwater caves with a jungle landscape all over you!!!

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Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I absolutely liked this cenote. It was so peaceful and nice. I loved to swim and relax there. Worth a visit!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was a beautiful cenote to dive and swim in! Perfect to bring those who want to snorkel. The views underneath are stunning. You can drive here if you have a rental car and just pay the park admission - i think it's only a few bucks, and then rent snorkel gear and life vests. I went here to scuba... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Great value for money (100pesos per person), amazing sights- natural beauty, plants and amount of fish and turtles is amazing. Situated between Coba and Tulum so taxi is needed to get to. It was my favourite cenote of all seen during the stay in Playa. Worth a day trip!!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is an awesome place, I'll never forget floating in the cool water, teaming with fish, staring up out of this cave towards the sky with the jungle vines reaching down towards the water. It was very busy when I visited (August) but I'd still recomend it. I would love to go back at a quiter time.

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