Cenote Azul

Cenote Azul, Yucatan Peninsula: Address, Phone Number, Cenote Azul Reviews: 4.5/5

Cenote Azul
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Lisaj
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What a wonderful morning! We were staying at the Bahia Principe Grand Coba and could have booked this trip but decided to go solo and use the Collectivo, these are the local buses and are very inexpensive. We caught the collectivo at the highway just outside the Hasienda cost about 45 peso £1.50 each way and travel time was about twenty minutes, you can pay in USD but will pay slightly more., you pay when you get off. The entrance fee to the was 150 pesos which is about £6.00 again you will pay more if you use USD. The Cenote is stunning!, amazing colours, cool and set within the jungle, remember your snorkel or hire one when you get there if you want to see the fish but I would suggest you just chill out. You can get drinks and snacks at good prices and changing rooms are available, you are required to shower before jumping in as insect repellents and sun screen are not permitted to ensure the water remains crystal clear and the the wildlife are not harmed. When you want to return to the hotel stand on the highway outside and a Collectivo will pull in and pick you up, you will not have to wait long they are very frequent.
Written May 13, 2022
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Sarah Miller
Oslo, Norway73 contributions
Family
Very honest staff specially the guy who sells ticket at the entrance. You don’t feel like you are being overcharged because you don’t speak Spanish. Simple rules to remember. No sunblock and no off spray for mosquitos(to help keep the good living conditions for the fishes. We have been around snorkeling island to island and none tops this Cenote !! They didn’t have any restaurant just a small kiosk but they made cheese Panadas and nothing was overpriced (coming from Tulum I kind of have this appreciation when some one charge you with a real cost 😅 ) best thing to do is to go with your own car or just go with a taxi by closing time there were a few cabs waiting and we grabbed one. The enterance for the kids are free (mine where 6 ang 4). The cenote is bigger than you think many mini cenotes around we didn’t even get a chance to see them all. It was not over crowded despite we visited on a Saturday . If you have west bring one for f you need it cause the fee doesn’t cover that. We had two for our little ones and we dive so we didn’t use one. The use of west wasn’t mandatory but you need to know how to swim cause the depth wasn’t predictable. Another thing is that of-course the cenotes were so slippery and rocky as well so I really suggest a good rubber beach shoes.
Written June 26, 2022
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TheTabascokid
Greater London, UK162 contributions
Family
We visited on a weekday hoping it may be a little quieter but it was absolutely rammed. Luckily, this was our first cenote, so we were really impressed by the fish we could see and the cliff jump area so we’re able to slightly overlook the crowds. Very popular with both locals and tourists alike as pretty cheap compared to others that we’ve since visited. Be warned that like all cenotes, you need to shower first and can’t use sunscreen/insect spray while on site. Also, there are lots of warnings about not taking cameras, but there are no problems if using your phone.
Written April 8, 2022
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doradoslayer
Camarillo, CA21 contributions
Family
My wife and 2 daughters 8&12 visited cenote azul 2 days after hurricane grace hit Tulum on Aug 21. I think it was $6 per person. You shower off first and then hike in . It’s very close to the entrance, only a minute or two walk. It’s an open air cenote and it’s very beautiful. There are 2 or 3 pools and a 10-15 foot cliff to jump off. There are little fish that will eat away at your feet if you want them to. People pay for this treatment in places and it’s kind of cool and creepy at the same time. It was around 10 when we showed up and there were a few other families already there. We stayed for about an hour and it started getting very crowded. It’s a great inexpensive experience and I suggest getting there early to beat the crowd. There is no alcohol allowed. There is a place to rent life vests $2 and snorkel equipment. There’s a small store/grill/souvenir shop.
Written August 24, 2021
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Samuel B
Norwich, UK26 contributions
Couples
First time ever visiting a cenote but it had been recommended and I saw it had good reviews. The staff were all really friendly and helpful, the actual atmosphere and place itself is amazing! We visited on a Tuesday and it was nice and calm, probably about 40/50 people in the whole place.

Lots of interesting fish, spots to explore and also some more private cenote spots to chill out in! Perfect to learn snorkelling for the first time aswell!

Definitely the highlight of our trip so far!
Written February 15, 2022
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Karina Bolanos
Puerto Morelos, Mexico46 contributions
Couples
Este Cenote está en el exterior que fue una de las cosas que más me gustó ya que en algunas partes se siente cálido, no como los que son en cueva, los peces se aprecian desde la distancia debido a sus cristalinas aguas, es muy relajante poder estar disfrutando de sus aguas y porque no de la exfoliación gratis que dan los pececillos, muy grata experiencia fue conocer este tesoro, a pesar de que es muy concurrido puedes acudir por lo menos dos horas antes de que cierren y valdrá la pena encontrarlo un poco más vacío y disfrutarlo más tranquilamente. Cobran 120 pesos por persona. This Cenote is outside, which was one of the things that I liked the most since in some parts it feels warm, not like those in a cave, the fish can be appreciated from a distance due to its crystalline waters, it is very relaxing to be able to Be enjoying its waters and why not the free exfoliation that the minnows give, it was a very pleasant experience to know this treasure, although it is very crowded you can go at least two hours before they close and it will be worth finding it a bit emptier and enjoy it more calmly. They charge 120 pesos per person.
Written October 23, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,084 contributions
Yucatan has around 6000-7000 cenotes. They can be divided into 3 categories: open, semi-open and closed (underground) cenotes. I personally prefer the latter two.
Cenote Azul is an open cenote, meaning it doesn't have that dramatic ceiling, but you enjoy it in lush greenery around, open fully to the sky, and crystal clear water.
Azul was the first cenote (out of 8) we visited and due to its proximity to PDC it's highly popular. Therefore come as early as you can, as it gets crowded later.
Entry fee is pretty cheap - few bucks, and there's around 3m high cliff for jumping.
The cenote doesn't require steep walking down, walking over rocks or uneven terrain and is suitable for all including little kids.
Written January 31, 2021
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Rayder1133
New York City, NY14 contributions
Great place to stop for a few hours to enjoy the water and the surrounding. The area is so well-maintained and the staff that directs you/helps you park is very efficient. We were there around 11 on a weekday and it was busy, but not overly crowded.
Written January 5, 2022
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CAdudette
Lakeway, TX50 contributions
Couples
On Sunday morning our private driver took us from Playa del Carmen Fairmont Mayakoba to the Cenote Azul. We arrived at 9:15 am and are thankful we were there early. We paid & showered as requested (no sunscreen allowed) & we took the short walk to the beautiful Cenote. There are several smaller pools along the way, great photo ops. The highlight is the dome and beautiful pool of crystal Azul water with variety of fish and rocks to enjoy. Jumping of the dome is appealing to many. Saw several iguanas too. The fishes will nibble on your feet for a unique pedicure if you like. It was quite entertaining & freaky! Within an hour of arriving it was becoming crowded and not nearly as serene. Recommend wearing water shoes/sandels some rocks very slippery. Bringing towels, GoPros, camera. Some snacks & beverages for sale.
Written February 28, 2022
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Gomezcx
Mexico City, Mexico31 contributions
Couples
The blue cenote is a MUST if you visit Bacalar . The experience to swim in a absolutely beautiful blue water with 90 mts below your feet with cristal water is amazing.

So you really have to live the experience.

The only thing that I didn’t like was the music in the restaurant that breaks all the mystical sense of the Cenote.
Written December 5, 2021
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