Cenote Cristalino
Cenote Cristalino
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
This beautiful swimming hole is an easy day trip from Playa del Carmen and a quieter alternative to other cenotes in the area like Cenote Azul or Cenote Jardin del Eden. The waters aren't deep, so it's a great option for families looking to cool off from the Mexican heat; life jackets are also included in the entry fee. There's also a small cliff that the more daring can cliff jump off of. You can experience Cenote Cristalino, along with other swimming holes in Riviera Maya, on a cenote tour, which often includes admission and pick-ups from your hotel in Cancun. – Tripadvisor
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • keen72762
    Vancouver, Canada278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy and cheap
    We chose to go to this cenote after we walked over to Kantun Chi. Kantun Chi just seemed too commercialized, too expensive and really didn't offer the experience of just one cenote visit. So we walked back and went to Cristalino cenote. The entrance area looks rough, but it is worth it for entry. So affordable. Stay as long as you want. Wear a life jacket if you want. My husband didn't like that in Kantun Chi you did not have the opportunity to take off the life jacket. We loved the little fish nibbling on our feet. The jumping platform is great too. Saw many iguanas.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 21, 2023
  • 19Martha
    Michigan7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite Cenote!
    This facility is very clean, there are dressing rooms, and a small food store with fresh cocos among other food. Lifeguards really attend their job. It has lockers, the life vests are clean and in good shape. The cenote is easy to enter for older people. Friendly staff. Don't forget your identification to get a discount if you are Mexican. Bring cash. I highly recommend it.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • jmckfsb
    Dublin, Ireland136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clean and safe
    We took a colectivo from outside our hotel to this lovely cenote. In our experience this small complex is nicely organised, clean and safe. The water is clear and refreshing. There are little fish that nibble at your feet. It is very easy to spend a morning here exploring and jumping off a 3 meter high platform. It was quiet at 9am but got comfortably busy by noon. Well worth a visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 6, 2023
  • FY N
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you don't swim that well, you can still have a lot of fun here
    We went to Cenote Cristalino. This is my first time go to a Cenote and I'm very happy that we did it. The water was blue and clear and there are tons of little fish swimming around. We went there around 11 on a Saturday, and it's not very crowded. There's a little shop there selling some snack, but if you want to stay longer, you should bring some food. You can rent snorkeler, underwater phone case, locker for 100 MXN. They have chair too, but you can rent it near the Cenote. Make sure you have cash because they don't take credit card.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 3, 2023
  • Sarah M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful cenote
    Easy 10 min walk from Barcelo resort, great area for kids, group of 8 cost $100 USA which included life jackets. Saw variety of fish and huge iguanas. Went early when they opened at 8am not crowded. Had ladders and rock ledges for easy access. A cave to explore and cliff jumping. Highly recommend.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 31, 2023
  • Connie H
    11 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cute
    Cute little attraction. Water is clear and fresh. Let the fish nibble on your legs. It feels like little fish kisses. You can jump off a platform into the water and you can swim around in the cave-like rock features. Having your own snorkel gear was handy. About $12 US to get in. We walked over from our resort, the Barcelo Maya Beach.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 29, 2024
  • AHP2016
    Silver Spring, Maryland137 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So beautiful!!
    Enjoyed several glorious hours exploring those cenote. It was not crowded when we went early. The water was crystal clear a, the grounds were beautiful and the staff was welcoming. Make sure to swim through the mangrove tunnel!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 31, 2024
  • pro golfer
    Gloucestershire, United Kingdom41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning cenote with fish and mangrove but go early
    We went early and had it all to ourselves at first (go here early). There was lots of fish there and mangrove forest with lots of birds. Cliff jump is good (4m jump 3m deep). The cenote has a main area but has smaller pools nearby connected my mangrove. I recommend going here, then Eden cenote, then azure cenote and get there by collectivo.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 3, 2024
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