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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 #33 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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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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156 reviews 156 reviews
81 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cenote with diving and snorkling possibilities. Lots of fish, turtles, and birds. Very clear water and beautiful underwater rock formations. Entrance fee 120 pesos, bring your own gear (renting 80 pesos), lockers 40 pesos. Come as early as you can to avoid the crowd, it opens at 10 am. Also suitable for young children.

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Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on our way back from visiting Coba. It was a great little cenote that allowed us to show our kids what they are. Different areas to swim and snorkel and get into some caves. Loved it!

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

birds, bats, fish, caves, turtles! so much to see! swim in the cool fresh water swim with turtles snorkel with fish and turtles clean changing rooms rent snorkel equipment clean bathrooms reasonably priced afternoon trip

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Valley Village
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It was exciting to explore the inner cave of the underground river. There isn't a lot of things to see, though - - but the concept of going into the underground cavelike rivers was a treat. The water is chilly though!

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Chester, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Recommend, two smart entrances to a connected cenote system that you can swim between, easy, not expensive, decent facilities (toilets, change rooms) well put together. Don't bother walking to the third cenote, it is stagnant and overgrown.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The gran cenotes was one of the better cenotes we visited. Although the price range was a bit high, and there were a lot of tourists, it was amazing to see!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We did a couple of cenotes, this was the best. It's about $10 per head to get in, but it really is a cool Oasis with crystal clear water - great caverns to swim through, fish and a few turtles.

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NJ, USA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was easy to get to: We took the collectivo to the ruins for a couple of hours, then grabbed a taxi over the the Gran Cenote. Nice changing facilities. Easy swimming and interesting formations. Loved the red-eared slider turtles and fish. This was,unfortunately, the only cenote we got to visit. Next time back, we will be exploring more cenotes!

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mexico
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The grand cenote is really beautiful. We spent 3 hours refreshing in its clear and fresh water and it has 2 caves and lot of fishes swimming around you, it's not expensive compared with all the attractions in Riviera maya we really enjoyed it

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Durham, North Carolina
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After a hot day at the ruins - this was the perfect activity to cool off and see something unique. It was pretty convenient to get to - a short taxi ride. It only costs a few pesos to rent equipment and explore the cenote. I would definitely recommend bringing a light if you can as you'll be able to... More

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