Cenote Calavera

Cenote Calavera, Tulum: Address, Phone Number, Cenote Calavera Reviews: 3.5/5

Cenote Calavera
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Louis
France4 contributions
Couples
Watch out, when you arrive you will pay the entrance fees of 250/p. But then comes the scam, you will walk some feet and, before reaching the Cenote, 2 guys will require you to pay hundreds of pesos if you want to take photos or videos.
Tell them you are not interested, hide your cameras and continue your walk to the Cenote. There will be nobody to watch you, so that you can do whatever you want !
Written December 25, 2021
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jet_set_jeree
Chandler, AZ365 contributions
Couples
Cenote Calavera came highly recommended and it did not disappoint. It was beautiful! We were scared to jump in at first as it didn’t look as easy as it does on IG. It’s 7 meters deep. There were bats in the cave and lots of bugs. You can’t wear any bug spray or sun block so be prepared. They make you shower prior to getting in. The swing was so hard to get on. Lol! But with help from other tourist, I was able to get on it. Fun times!!
Written July 25, 2020
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Jennifer D
Peachtree City, GA3 contributions
Couples
After reading the reviews, we decided to take a quick peek at this little Cenote close to town with the skull shaped openings. What was once $100 a couple months ago is now $250. When we asked about the price difference, we were told “everyone’s prices went up.” Perhaps this is due to the closure of the beaches due to the Covid crisis as well. Either way, the water was clear and refreshing, with a few fun places to jump in the water, there were also a few hammocks around for use. One man slept the entire 90 minutes of our visit and another moved my belongings from the hammock to the ground, leaving my sunglasses facedown on rocks. I’d go back for $100-$150, but not $250.
Written June 30, 2020
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AliBug
Charlotte, NC1,452 contributions
What an extremely unique cenote. Calavera is skull in Spanish. The cenote has 3 openings, 2 eyes and the mouth, resembling a skull. People can jump in the hole, but I could not bring myself to do it. The ladder is tricky when entering the bigger hole. The rungs are placed pretty far from each other. I recommend placing your foot long ways on the rung of the ladder and securing yourself by leaning with your shin into the ladder as you descend. Just take it slowly. Generally, people are nice. A lady was on the swing and I asked her politely if I could just take a few photos on it and then she could have it back. She obliged. There was a local on the property that took photos for us. We tipped him for photo taking. They were all very nice and friendly. I totally recommend going before 11:00 a.m. It gets super crowded and folks like to jump over you. Literally, jump over you.
Written November 11, 2020
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tmestech
São Miguel, Portugal14 contributions
Friends
Avoid this cenote! They completely scammed us. The sign says 250 pesos and when we entered they asked us for 650 pesos. I said I saw the price outside and they said that was for locals and there is a different price for tourists. We later learned this was not true and went back and they would not communicate with us. The cenote itself was unique but the Gran close by was nicer and much better run. Beware of the shadiness and do not support them!
Written September 19, 2021
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Kat
6 contributions
Couples
Out of all of the cenotes in Tulum, this was our least favorite. It’s expensive and the awkward part is that you have to shower right in front of the photography desk before entering. Showering in front of four men as a woman is not something I feel comfortable with. It seemed overcrowded, overhyped and frankly there are better options for cenotes in Tulum.
Written July 7, 2022
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Caitlin H
1 contribution
Couples
This cenote was expensive ($250 pesos pp) and on top of that if you want to take photos/videos they charge you another $200 pesos! Felt like a real cash grab and totally unnecessary.

Cenote it’s self is quite creepy - water is murky and there are bats in the cave. If you are scared of heights this is not for you either - a big jump or climbing down a rickety ladder.

I’d keep driving further up the road - far better cenote lie ahead!
Written April 26, 2022
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Kathleen H
Ormond Beach, FL141 contributions
Super fun cenote close to Tulum! There are various options to get into the water. For the most adventurous, you can jump through the smaller holes. The water was definitely deep enough, and the holes large enough that it was exciting but not dangerous. For the medium adventurous, you can jump from various heights into the large hole. It ia still exciting, but brighter, and you can jump in with friends. For the more careful travelers, there is a sturdy ladder, too. Plus, there are tiny nests inside the cave with cute little birds (swifts). Plenty of chairs around to relax in and even a couple animals near the parking lot. Definitely recommend!
Written June 20, 2022
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Esther
2 contributions
Friends
This place was a total scam. They over charged us because we were Americans. They made us pay 650 pesos when the sign clearly said it was 250 pesos, our friends later in the day was also only charged 250. Completely rude and definitely trying to scam tourists. Not to mention it’s a super small cenote and honestly not that fun, just a hole in the ground. Super sketchy, avoid this and go to Cenote Gran down down the street!
Written September 20, 2021
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Madeline Cook
Portland, OR106 contributions
Couples
Unless you are heading into the underwater cave system via scuba diving this cenote was less than impressive. It was 100 pesos per person for the entrance fee, once I saw the cenote I felt that I had paid too much. There was so many people in one small hole, once you were in you had to be very aware of people jumping in and around you in order not to get hit but there is no avoiding the splashes. There were a lot of divers trying to get in around people that were not respecting the space they needed. Some workers on site were cutting brush and burning it and the smoke was surrounding the area and was very unpleasant. I didn’t even take a picture.
Written March 12, 2020
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