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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 #31 of 76 activities in Tulum
Type: Geologic Formations
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

I am so glad this is the first cenote we went to. It has a sunny side, a partially covered cave area, turtles and only very small fish. Great for everyone; from small children to people who can't ever get enough snorkeling and everyone in between. The covered area definitely gets you ready for spookier cenotes like Chaan Tun or... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

We took a taxi from the San Fransico of Asis supermarket early (about 8 am). It took about 5 minutes to get there, 60 pesos for the taxi ride. When we got there, there were only about 5 other people there. We swam on the other side of the cenote and were practically alone. We just rented our own snorkeling... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Already quite busy by 9:30, you might like to get there early, but if you are chickens like us it's quite nice to have company as you see all the dark caves. It is also very good to snorkel into a large dark cave lit only by the entrance and the scuba divers below, so don't be put off if... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We hadn't planned on coming to a cenote, as we were traveling with our young daughter (4 yrs) and I had read that the water can be quite cold, the cenotes difficult to enter, etc. But after a very successful excursion to Tulum with her, we all felt so adventurous that we decided to go to the Gran Cenote, based... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were staying in Tulum so we managed to get there for 10.00. Only a few lockers at the cenote edge so these would be gone if a coach was in. There are ropes to encourage you to keep in a lane but as there are so many in the cenote expect to get whacked by a fin from someone... More

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Limbach, Slovakia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Surely there are some other more attractive cenotes (limestone sinks) on Yucatan than is Gran Cenote, but this one is still worth to visit and you can really enjoy to snorkel or dive in such a unique place. Main part of the cenote is open (i.e. with lapsed roof plate), through the natural cavernous channel you can swim to second... More

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Mississauga, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had such a wonderful time at the Gran Cenote. We were a group of 6 and we would highly recommend it to anyone in the area!!!

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Too expensive for no facilities,no security, no free place to leave our staff, too many people, too crowdy. 7 euros for this it is too much. There are much better cenotes in the area or a bit far from there. It was not something special. We also visited the cenotes close to Coba which are undreground and we were alone,and... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I've been to 3 cenotes in tulum and this was by far the worst. Small. Not worth it. Go.to Dos Ojos or hidden worlds.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Start o finish your day in this peaceful place located very close to the town center just 70 pesos taxi ride.120 pesos to get in quite cheap compared to other less atractive.You can swimm in a deep blue water and rent equipment to snorkle.there is a litle bar to buy soft drink and lokers for your valubleIf you scubadive there... More

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