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Address: on the highway to Coba just outside of the city of Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
Phone Number: 9848079110
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Activities: Snorkeling, Group tours/day tour
Description: These underwater caves were meant to be explored: come prepared to be...
These underwater caves were meant to be explored: come prepared to be amazed.
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Gran Cenote was amazing! It was so cool to swim in the caves among stalactites and stalagmites. Bats were hanging on the rock ceiling and would fly over your head. There were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Gran Cenote was amazing! It was so cool to swim in the caves among stalactites and stalagmites. Bats were hanging on the rock ceiling and would fly over your head. There were turtles and tiny fish swimming amongst you. There were lots of narrow passageways in the cave portion that you could expire through swimming and snorkelling. The water was... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Gran Cenote was amazing! Quite possibly one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. You do have to pay a $10 admission, but it is well worth it, especially if you are planning on spending a couple hours there. It is a quick ride from Tulum, we actually rode bikes there. The water is cool and refreshing,... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

When visiting Mexico I recommend if possible visiting a Cenote! We choose this one as it had turtles and caves. The Cenote is relatively small, so you only need an hour to visit and it is worth taking your snorkle to see the turtles. It was cool being in the caves; however even though they dint go near you I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This cenote is great for snorkeling and very easy to get to. cost is low (like 100 pesos) and the water is amazing. the water is crystal clear in the morning but after all the tourist get here is gets a little foggy from all the sunscreen and big repelent. You are supposed to shower off before entering so do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was our first time to a cenote and we were definitely impressed! Snorkeling in this clear blue water was amazing. You can see fish swimming right next to you. The water is so crystal clear you can see all the way down. We saw a few scuba divers. If snorkeling I recommend renting the life jacket so you don't... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Very pretty spot! We snorkeled and I laid out for a few hours to read. Only downside is that the store was closed and I could not purchase anything to drink! They have free purified water but you need your own container, so my bad! Overall, great

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Tulum, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

when you pay the entrance, you receive a bracelet that allows you to be there all day. its a relatively small cenote, but big enough to be around most of the day. its beauty though... wow. this is the kind of cenote that has wooden platforms so its easy to get in and out the water, it has a cave,... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lovelly place. Crystal clear water and beautiful fishes. Slightly more expensive than other cenotes but was well spent money.

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Topton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

...this is a beautiful cenote with much to explore for both the novice and experienced swimmer, snorkeler and diver...friendly staff, beautiful grounds and good facilities offer reasonable pricing for a once-in-a-lifetime experience...unless, like us, you choose to visit again and again!...cool and clear waters will rinse away the heat of the day and underwater caverns will awe you...safety flotation vests,... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We really enjoyed the Grand Cenote, but a few tips to make your trip enjoyable: > There is an entrance fee. I think it was about $10 (US). Prices may vary. > Go early! This one fills up fast and it's not a lot of fun when there are too many bodies in the water. By the time we left,... More 

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