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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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It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I had never heard of a cenote so it was my first experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

It was the most amazing thing I have ever seen. I had never heard of a cenote so it was my first experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I actually visited in 2013. This was my first cenote experience and I will NEVER forget how cool, exotic and "Indiana Jones" it was. I have visited other cenotes with similar experiences but Gran Cenote is the best for first experience.........safe and secure.

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lake oswego
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to go. We took two college students who loved it. Beautiful, amazing place. That said: You could not do this if you have any type of disability, because of the stairs and the access, just fyi, I am in the medical profession so always think about those things. But the water and the wildlife is... More 

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Regina, SK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This was my first experience in a cenote, and it was magical and wondrous! The water was rather chilly at first, but after a few minutes, it was fine. The water is crystal clear and feels so silky against the skin. Be sure to take a snorkel mask along, there are such wonderful stalactites and stalagmites visible both above and... More 

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful snorkeling among the bats. Incredibly deep drop-offs. Very friendly locker and rental attendants. Can be quite crowded but worth the visit.

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This place was fantastic. When we pulled into the parking lot, it looked like it was just a jungle-side "hacked out" area..... Then we descended the steps, and could literally hop into some of the clearest water I have ever snorkeled in! In fact, this place alone made my brother and I want to purchase our own gear once we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We visited Gran Cenote with Experiencias Riviera Maya. Our tour guide, Antonio, handled everything for us--purchased our tickets, showed us the changing rooms and lockers, got our snorkel gear, and took whatever we didn't need back onto the van. The water was a LITTLE cold, but once you jumped in, it felt really nice. I liked being able to snorkel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

the grounds are neat, dressing rooms and bathrooms are convenient, and the decks are well-situated to make your visit comfortable and your swimming and diving thrilling!

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Good place within biking distance of the town of Tulum to swim in fresh water, without a lot of people, watch turtles swim as well as lie on the grass under the palm trees with fresh water showers available

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

We had a good time snorkling and exploring the cenote. The cenote itself is large with two parts connected by a cave. It was interesting.

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