Cenote Crystal

Cenote Crystal, Tulum: Hours, Address, Cenote Crystal Reviews: 4/5

Cenote Crystal
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Cynthia G
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Jul 2021
Nice cenote located just 5 mins from Tulum downtown and from the hotel we were staying. For the hottest season of this area, we recommend the cenotes like this that was sooo refreshing. After that we were invited to go to cenote escondido which is located one km in front cenote crystal, We just cross the carreter and walk 15 mins aprox. One important thing you have to be care when crossing the carreter, the cars pass too fast!
Written July 28, 2021
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product-of-canada
Toronto, Canada2,242 contributions
Mar 2020
The convenience of having one admission price for two cenotes (Escondito being the other one), and proximity to the town of Tulum, is the main appeal. Good for kids that want to jump in the water all the time, from an elevated wooden platform. Not too much to see underwater, and it is quite cool.

If you're short on time, and you've never been to a cenote before, go elsewhere. Otherwise you'll leave wondering why people say centoes are so great.

We stayed here for about 30 minutes, and that was more than enough.
Written March 28, 2020
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Jody G
Toronto, Canada249 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
2 cenotes cost 120 pesos. Both are open air so no stairs Escondito is across the road from Cristal and I preferred it. Its a long walk to town take a bike or taxi. Bring water and snacks nothing available near by.change rooms and showers are available.
Written January 23, 2020
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ahl899
Washington DC, DC60 contributions
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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IanV
2 contributions
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, IL73 contributions
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
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
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
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, OH33 contributions
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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