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The Maya regard cenote or crystal clear holes as sacred since they are...

The Maya regard cenote or crystal clear holes as sacred since they are believed to be doors to mysterious underwater worlds.

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This is a sweet and beautiful Cenote. We got there early in the morning, and there were only a few other people there. It isn't down deep in a cave like many of the cenotes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 8, 2017
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River Forest, Illinois
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River Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

This is a sweet and beautiful Cenote. We got there early in the morning, and there were only a few other people there. It isn't down deep in a cave like many of the cenotes. There are lines across the water that you can hold onto; there is a platform that you can jump off of. I would recommend to... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

The kids enjoyed it a lot. They jumped from the cliffs hundreds of time. The water and infrastructure is not as good as Cenote Azul, but we really enjoyed it there. Had a great time and would definitely recommend it - specially for kids

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

This was the most beautiful and clear cenote I visited in Mexico. I'll definitely be going back in September when I'm in Cancun!

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Vancouver, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015

Imagine the clearest water you have ever peered into, imagine the ancient Mayan civilization exploring their renowned underworld, imagine a fantasyland where awe inspiring beams of light dance around you. Stop imagining and go experience "The Pit". This cenote offers a different experience than you can have in any other cenote anywhere. While divers of any level could do some... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2015

Cristal Cenote should be called Algae Cenote - didnt even want to swm in it! Escondido Cenote was lovely, peaceful and relaxing. Not crowded and very clear. 120 pesos for both plus a 100 peso taxi was not worth it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

A very clear, lively and (at least when we were there) calm cenote with beautiful waters loaded with fish. Just of the road from Playa del Carmen to Tulom

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We have visited several cenotes on our trip to the Yucatan and this was our favourite. It's marked with a large sign "Cenote Cristalino" along the main road. It absolutely perfect for snorkeling, with many different species of fish. I have never seen water this clear, you feel like you are floating in air! Absolutely amazing! Arrive in the morning... More 

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

There are 2 cenotes on site but only one is worth looking at. Only 50 pesos for entry to both.The main one is full of fish and birds with very few tourists. The other is used by divers mainly.Lots of seats and access to swimming or even diving.

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