Cenote Crystal
Cenote Crystal
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ahl899
Washington DC, DC63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Chock full of algae and moss and almost devoid of fish although we saw a turtle. The most disappointing cenote we saw. Prices have increased to $150 each for cristal and Escondido (which was closed due to hurricane). For us it was not worth the cost. It was accessible and close to town.
Written August 21, 2021
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FAY E
143 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
My first experience with any cenote. Not impressive. Water wasn't as I expected though many visitors seemed to be enjoying their swims. My concern was that the "outside" toilets which aren't flushable, have contents that eventually make way to the cenote.
Written August 25, 2022
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IanV
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We traveled here on our way to Muyil. We arrived at 9 (when it opens) and were the only people there for at least 45 minutes. There are some cliffs to jump off, caves/tunnels to explore if you have goggles, and a slack line in the middle to hangout and enjoy the surroundings. Overall, the best cenote we visited!
Written July 30, 2021
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Maritza P
Oswego, IL77 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Family
This combo cenotes Crystal & Escondido are nice. You get to appreciate nature and it’s very peaceful. However if you only have one day to explore I would have skipped them and gone to others that are nicer. We used a local suggestion but would have been better off checking another one out
Written February 7, 2021
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Paul H
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Solo
Escondido over the road is much more beautiful and there is no algae. Along with being quiet there's a lovely picnic area and quite a few small fish in the actual cenote. Its about 500m away from crystal but well worth the trek (photos from Escondido)
Written September 5, 2015
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Liesl G
San Diego, CA11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Both cenotes are included in the price. You buy your tickets at Cenote Crystal but need to walk across the road and down a gravel road to get to Escondido. Definitely worth the walk. There is a (not so high) cliff to jump off of into the cenote and we could have spend hours just snorkeling around. We had the place to ourselves! The little fresh water fish were nibbling away but were very friendly. It was gorgeous and peaceful. So blue and clear. Cenote Crystal looked pretty full of algae and we didn't even bother to go in. Escondido was pretty awesome, though!
Written February 25, 2015
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letele
Jacksonville, FL135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cenote Cristal is truly lovely. It is an open, surface-level cenote that is, as the name implies, crystal clear. We visited late on a Sunday morning and had the place practically to ourselves. I believe admission was 120 pesos for the 4 of us, much cheaper than Gran Cenote, which was 100 pesos each.

There are several different steps/entrance areas to the cenote, which is nice. It never felt crowded at all, although there were only about 4 other people there. We all brought our snorkel gear and were glad we did. Although the water is so clear that you can see down to the bottom with or without a mask, it's so fun being able to dive down and see all the little fish living in the plants at the bottom. In addition to a few kinds of fish, we saw a purple gallinule at the water's edge and several oropendolas. All in all, I think Cristal is one of the best values around and a great way to cool off for an hour or two!
Written June 21, 2010
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jnickolichsells
Akron, OH37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We got married on Fri Feb 7th and did trash the dress on that following Wed. Nice place and water beautiful. Great pictures taken there before we trashed the dress.
Written February 28, 2020
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nimbledolphin
Birmingham, UK1,079 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Despite the name, out of all the cenotes we visited this was the least crystal clear. The edges of the water were full of what looked like moss.

It is easily accessible with a walk all around the outside and a handful of places to either get into the water or bask in the sun at the edge.

The (only) highlight really was the wooden diving board that you can climb up and then dive or jump in. The water is quite clear here so you can see it is nice and deep and safe. But literally we reach jumped in once and then dried off and left!

If you do go then make sure you visit the other cenote on the opposite side of the road (Escondido) which you can buy a good priced combined ticket for, and is worth a visit.

There are toilets, but be warned they are very basic.
Written November 11, 2019
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Flora S
Potsdam, Deutschland25 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
IT is small, there are no caves and the water is a little bit dirty. It is not worth it to spend a hole day there. Also will the moskitos kill you and the staff is not friendly and helpfull. There is no bathroom and the bus back is an adventure.
Written July 23, 2015
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