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Gran Cenote

on the highway to Coba just outside of the city of Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
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Ranked #35 of 81 Activities in Tulum
Type: Geologic Formations, Bodies of Water
Activities: Snorkeling, Group tours/day tour
Description: These underwater caves were meant to be explored: come prepared to be amazed.
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Basel, Switzerland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

For snorkeling it's very nice. With some deep area and some easy. One cave full of small bats is also nice. Some time full of people.

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Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
71 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

There are areas for swimmers, snorkelers as well as scuba divers, be sure to bring or rent a strong underwater flashlight or you might be able to piggyback a long with a scuba or snorkeling group because it can get dark, spooky and a lot of fun. You will get to see some impressive formations you don’t get to see... More

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St Ouen L'aumône
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's surely not the biggest one, but it's true that it's beautiful....and almost cold (comparing to the sea or to the outdoor temperature). We were lucky that there were not that many people and we can spend time and it was quiet. Next time, I'll try the scuba diving as the atmosphere is very special, a kind of "cave diving"... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Must see!!!! it is absolutely beautiful, the view is still stuck in my head. A must do when visiting mexico!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went with my 8 year old daughter and had a fantastic time. I appreciate that we were able to experience the cave cenote without having to go underground because I had an 8 year old with me. It probably doesn't compare to the other big cave experiences like dos ojos but that's okay. We really enjoyed it nevertheless. We... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It seemed slightly pricy for a cenote. However, it was very easy to get to from Tulum, and has great facilities (bathroom, lockers, you can rent snorkels, ladders and guide ropes, etc.). There were a lot of people there which we did not love. Still, it was very pretty, with lots of bats and plenty of room that you are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is really stunning. Is just a few km from the city center of Tulum. Once here you can rent all the necessary equipment to admire this amazing place. Is not extremely big and if you go in late afternoon is neither so full of people.

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Nottingham
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96 reviews 96 reviews
16 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A 70 pesos taxi from Tulum takes you to the cenote. It is worth having a snorkel to truely appreciate the depth and magnitude of the cenote..

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The headlines of the other reviews say it all. I would only add how easy this place is to visit. Just outside tulum you park just off the road pay at the gate and the cenote is less than 100 yards away. Down a set of wooden stairs and you are in wonderfully cold water on a hot Mexican day.... More

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brazil
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It was an unusual tour and we enjoyed. it costs 120 pesos (about 10 dollars) to get in, plus 80 pesos if you want to rent snorkelling equipment (advisable if you don´t have your own)

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