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Stunning - our favourite "open" cenote

We went to a number of Cenotes whilst we were in the Yucatán and each has their own charm, but some... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Norwich, United Kingdom
Good for snorkelling

An enjoyable Cenote for snorkelling with a lot of cool aquatic stuff to see. We got here about 1030... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Beautiful, crystal-clear lagoon surrounded by lush rainforest and containing underwater caves: a great destination for snorkelers and scuba divers.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Km.26 Carretera Cancun Tulum, 77710, Mexico
+52 984 873 0038
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All reviews playa del carmen fish cliff jumping scuba diving dirt road dos ojos entrance fee cool water large rocks jump off life jackets lots of fun paid pesos couple of hours arrive early off the beaten track your feet
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to a number of Cenotes whilst we were in the Yucatán and each has their own charm, but some are definitely better than others. We did not bother going to any of the numerous eco-parks which charge a lot of money for entrance,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An enjoyable Cenote for snorkelling with a lot of cool aquatic stuff to see. We got here about 1030 and crowds started to arrive around 1130. Earlier was still a bit busy but enjoyable. We left about 1200 as it was no longer pleasant. Cost...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nwhoran
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an above-ground cenote, so the water is a little warmer, especially late in the date. Beautiful scenery.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During the past 10 years I have been to a lot of Cenotes’s in Riviera Maya, and the further south you travel the more dramatic they are ... right out of Avatar. The “Jardine del Eden” Cenote is an easy short drive from Playa del...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Petersonthemove
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many good views of the sunlight above beaming through the cenote holes, pictures that you just can never get anywhere else. My guide pointed out fossils in the cavern walls and it was cool to swim through the stalagmites and stalactites. On this cenote...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 916keitha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love to snorkel and had a blast here. We could have stayed all day! I think we paid 280p per person. There are a few spots to jump that are about 15 ft up. And a tree to jump from that’s higher. It’s bigger...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lyneaM2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cenote Ponderosa offers some great cavern diving with spectacular views and haloclines appearing mirror-like (try to arrive early in the morning when the halocline has not been moved by others yet !). Also lots of fun for swimemrs as there is a quite impressive platform...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank edewolf07
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We came here at around 10am and left 2pm because people started coming. It was really cool and refreshing, you can jump off a tree that is on top of a cliff and you can jump from a cliff and another platform,great for people who...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank B3n_B3rg3r
Reviewed November 8, 2018

The cenotses and swimming were amazing like a dream, snorkelling and freshness was spot on. something you never forget in your entire life. I paid 500 MX $ for two adults and one child to enter. 25 mx$ for rent a snorkel which is not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ethan E
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Wonderful Cenote, Water was great , a lot od fun , little fish cleaning our feet was funny , Food stand was great also.

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 8, 2018|
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Response from H7954QWbarbaraw | Reviewed this property |
Taxi on the way back might be difficult. I suggest the public bus until you get to Playa del Carmen if going further north. Get off and then take a taxi from there. Be careful crossing the HWY to catch a north bound bus... More
Ana V
March 31, 2018|
Response from mexicobarb | Reviewed this property |
No, they are not open on Saturday.
March 12, 2018|
Response from sergiomA6646XF |
200 pesos just for entry
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Montreal, Canada
Help/advice for excursions (on our own) (0 Replies)
Hi all! I'm currently trying to plan out an itinerary for our excursions this year. We rented a car last year to do Tulum, cenote Jardin del Eden, Jungle Place, and Coba. We'll be renting a car this year for two days. Trying to see what we can squeeze in to take advantage of as much as we can. This is what I've got so far. Day 1 (Wednesday March 29): -Ek Balam -Cenote near Ek Balam (Xcanche I think?) -Valladolid (for the convent, church, and quick little tour around the streets, no...More
March 10, 2017|
IB Tucan to Cenotes (3 Replies)
I'll be at the IB Tucan in a few days (YIPPEE!). I wanted to swim in a cenote but don't want to go on an excusion and I won't have a car. Does anyone know if I can travel to these cenotes on my own and If so, how I can travel to them: • Cenote Azul • Cenote Chaak Tun • Cenote Jardin del Eden (Ponderosa) Also, will these places be warm enough to swim in, next week, without a wetsuit?
February 22, 2015|
Response fromSteinLaFemme|
Thanks Vancouversundog
Please help. Which Cenote(s) in 2.5 days? (12 Replies)
Hello, I have planned a loop around Yucatan and now need to conclude the planning by choosing which Cenote(s) to visit. I have total 2.5 days in the area. I have a rental car so don't need to wait for tours or get taxis. Also I have my snorkeling gears. I checked lots of cenotes (listed below) but can't decide on which ones to go. In those 2.5 days I am planning to also see Coba / Tulum Ruins and beaches along the way. (Beaches are not my priority but Ruins / Cenotes are). Can you help me...More
December 04, 2016|
Response fromY4Travel|
Any recommendation? I know it is difficult, isn't it?