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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Too many people and going in there you feel like you are entering a sports stadium or a city pool. Rotating gates, hundred cars in the parking lot ...

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alpha-Divers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to come here last minute because we found out the weather was too rough to see sea turtles in Akumel Beach. And it turned out that this is an amazing alternative experience! We read the reviews before we came, so we knew that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Exploration377625
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great time at the grand cenote and recommend it. It is a wonderful place where you are able to swim close to little turtles. Entrance fee: 10 USD or 180 pesos. You can rent lockers and snorkel inside.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 714tiagoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful cenote with sparkling water. Could have spent hours gazing at the underwater cave features, but it does get crowded as the day progresses.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Beth V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was really excited to see my first cenote! Gran Cenote opened at 8am and we arrived around 9 - the place was already so packed with tourists and tour groups snorkelling. Still beautiful to see but left me a little disappointed. Our fault for not...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steffivws
Reviewed February 13, 2019

This makes for a great short trip from Tulum being only a few kilometers away. We visited before lunch when it wasn't very busy but there is no cafe so take drinks/food if you plan on spending very long there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 562laurab
Reviewed February 12, 2019

The turtles were sunning themselves when we were there. The water is so clear and you can swim through a cave to another area that has soft sand on the bottom. Upstairs, you can lay out and enjoy the sun. They have hammocks to relax...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Laura L
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Spent a lovely 3 hours there. Got there at 10:30 on a Tuesday and there was still plenty of parking but filling up. $80MX pp entry. Plenty of parking before 10:30. 2 Snorkels and a locker hire $180 MX but you need a passport/driving licence/phone...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Explorer788849
Reviewed February 2, 2019

Yes this cenote is smaller, and there will be lots of people most likely when you visit. Clear water, wonderful to see the turtles, and we felt very safe. For first-time cenote visitors we loved it! Our tour included a stop to snorkel at Akumal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lori M
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

I visited Gran Cenote 3 years ago and it was the reason I came back to Mexico, to dive/swim in these amazing sinkholes. But I was so utterly disappointed today when I went back. It’s obviously under new management who have turned it into a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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