Cenote Palomitas
Cenote Palomitas
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chowso
Gloucester, UK1,758 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
We were lucky enough to have the whole place to ourselves. It’s a very nice cave with good lighting - not as impressive as some (I recommend Zacil Tunich) but certainly better than some of the more expensive ones.

There are four cenotes at this site - Agua Dulce was closed for to a private tour and the other two were completely closed, so be prepared if you had planned to visit them all.
Written December 17, 2021
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pwilliams
Ammanford, UK92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We were on an organised trip, we called on the way back from Chichen Itsa to our hotel. Absolutely stunning. Life jackets supplied if you need them, water seemed ice cold at the start, but we had been in the sun all day. But when you entered the water, within seconds it was lovely. Will definitely visit more cenotes next visit to Mexico.
Written August 9, 2022
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Bunnymonster7
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Family
Everyone had an amazing time! We are traveling with our 1 and 5 year old. There is a stone platform on the left before the steps that has about 5 inches of water that was so perfect for the baby. We brought a floaty tube for the 5 year old and he was swimming all over. Just a few other people there. It was crystal clear, beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, a gorgeous beam of light entering in. You can jump into the water off of different platforms. So fun!!! We originally were coming to see both Cenotes - Palomitas and Agua Dulce. After Palomitas we ventured over to Agua Dulce, but it was not what we expected and did not match any reviews I had read. It was closed off by a barbed wire gate that a kid came an opened for us. Super dark, scary and dismal looking, full of spider webs so you could tell no one goes in that often. Though we took a moment to take some pictures and play with our echoes. The winner hands down of these two was Palomitas!
Written February 24, 2018
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Michal M
Malta, NY52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
We visited this Cenote with our lovely taxi driver (check out Maya adventure transportación peninsular on FB).
It was empty when we got there (about 2 pm) and we had the whole place just for us.
They have ropes and free floating stuff you can use to swim.
Entrance was a little under 200 pesos for 2 adults and 1 child.

Clean, good people, great experience. A little remote but worth the drive if you don’t like crowds.
Written April 10, 2018
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David S
Hudson, NH695 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Getting here is fairly easy following Google Maps. It's a nice drive through farm country and a cool little town. When you arrive, there are two cenotes and it's a bit confusing. The changing area was clean and the cenote was beautiful with very few people. No tour buses here! The lunch buffet was not that bad and the staff was very friendly.
Written April 16, 2022
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Chris Maanas
Miami, FL61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
This beautiful cenote is located around 10 minutes from Yalcoba town, if you are in Valladolid the best way to go is walking to the main plaza and ask for the shared taxis to Yalcoba, from there you can take a little trasnportation, like a bike with space for 4 people on the back and they can drive you to the cenote las palomitas. Big cenote, you also can visit Agua Dulce in the same area, the pictures can't show how beautiful it is. Don't miss it.
Written January 10, 2017
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DIVESD
Presho, SD2,101 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Couples
We visited Palomitas Cenote on a tour to Chichen Itza.
Palomitas is a beautiful cenote with clear water and huge stalactites.
It was nice to visit another cenote however, it does not compare with Dos Ojos because you don't have the opportunity to snorkel through the caves.
We were not provided with wet suits or snorkel equipment so that made the experience less enjoyable too.
There are very nice rest rooms available for changing clothes.
As nice as this basic cenote was, it just did not wow us.
Written September 13, 2015
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Lukas P
Miami Beach, FL222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This is a beautiful and very deep Cenote. The depth maybe a little intimidating for some.
The neighboring Cenote is also worth a visit.
Written February 3, 2021
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L3434EEbethm
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
There are two Cenotes here - Palomitas and Agua Dulce, and we (my husband, two college aged kids and I) did both of them on the way to visiting Chichen Itza. It was our first experience with Cenotes, and because we had the place to ourselves, it made all the others that were crowded with tourists seem so unappealing. Palomitas has beautiful turquoise water and little jet black fish that dart around you as you swim and Agua Dolce has a rope swing and kayaks. This was my 19 year old son's favorite part of our trip. And we saw a giant Iguana and a goat that sounded like a person.
Written January 4, 2019
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Tom Green Zebra
Jicin, Czech Republic41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
Amazing cenote where we really liked it. Off the beaten track, we were absolutely alone there. Highly recommended!
Written September 5, 2018
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