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Gran Cenote

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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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Great Place to Learn to Snorkel

There were 6 of us. One experienced diver the rest of us not-so-experienced snorkelers. Take pesos. Their credit card machine was on the blitz. There are changing rooms if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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Grand Junction, Colorado, United States
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120 reviews 120 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

There were 6 of us. One experienced diver the rest of us not-so-experienced snorkelers. Take pesos. Their credit card machine was on the blitz. There are changing rooms if you need to put on suits. We were there mid afternoon and it was a bit crowded but enjoyable. We stayed several hours and by the time we left, everyone was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you want a quick and easy Cenote, then this is the one for you. We arrived around 8:30 and there was no one around, we had the whole park to ourselves. You can easily swim around the whole place in 30 minutes while enjoying all the underwater scenery. There are lots of turtles, and you can buy fish food... More 

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Hinsdale, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

value. great place to take yourself and your kids for a swim in cool shaded waters on a hot afternoon. Close to town and a good price.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We took a quick cab ride from town. There is a small entrance fee and the choice to rent snorkels and lockers. We went in the morning and it was not crowded at all. The water is beautiful and there is a lot to see with goggles. It's a great morning activity.

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The experience of swimming in a cenote is cool and the water is really cool (ha). But it was packed with tourists so this tends to be a hour long event for 15 minutes of swimming. If you can go when less people it would like be lots of fun.

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Odessa, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you are headed to the ruins of coba or staying in Tulum you must visit this beautiful cenote. They charge 100 pesos for the life jacket and that's all you need. The water is cristal clear and if you like to snorkel it's a perfect place for that

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A great introduction to cenotes. My husband enjoyed snorkeling and I hired a life jacket and swam. Lots of areas to explore. We loved the bats and turtles. They have lockers and snorkeling gear that you can hire. We also walked to the other couple of cenotes in the forest there and went down a ladder to a small cave.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This place is incredible. It's almost hard to believe it is a natural setting. From the crystal blue waters to the caves filled with stalagmites and bats, it hard to say if the view was more spectacular above water or below! Don't miss the Gran Cenote if you go to the Tulum area.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Awesome cenote for my first time. Plenty to see while snorkeling and/or diving. Get there early to not be surrounded by people and/or kicked in the face by others swimming.

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Bensheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We didn't know what to expect, but this trip was absolutely worth it. Amazing cenote. Pack your bathing cloth and go there. Lockers are available in the cenote for some pesos.

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