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“Spectacular if you're snorkeling or scuba diving, but skip if you just want to swim”
Review of Cenotes Dos Ojos

Cenotes Dos Ojos
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Ranked #6 of 95 things to do in Tulum
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

We visited Dos Ojos on the first stop on our cenote-hopping tour around Tulum. We knew beforehand that the cenote offered world-class snorkeling and scuba diving but had also heard that you could pay 100 pesos just to swim in the cenotes. When we arrived at the gate, the staff immediately tried to sell us on an expensive snorkeling tour, which would have allowed access to some of the more remote areas of the cenote (like the bat cave). We decided just to pay the entrance fee of 100 pesos, which allowed us to swim in the first cenote (primero ojo) and part of the second cenote. We hired a locker for 30 pesos and put our stuff in the locker, then handed down to the first cenote. Unfortunately, the first cenote wasn't much to look at and was mostly filled with scuba divers, so we went to the second cenote. There, we enjoyed a nice little swim around the cenote, which had great stalagmites and scenery. The water was relatively warm on the 80 degree day.

Though we ended up enjoying swimming around the second cenote, we were annoyed that you had to pay to hire a guide to access the entire cenote. Ultimately, compared to cenotes like Grand Cenote, Dos Ojos is just not that great if your only interest is in swimming. I have no doubt that the cenote is phenomenal if you want to do more than swimming.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

I definitely loved this place. We went as part of a tour so we had goggles, snorkel, and flashlights. You can do most of the place without a flashlight, but even more if you have one so if you can get one for water bring it. I am told this is one of the larger cenotes. The water was 75 degrees in January so just need a swimsuit, no wetsuit, but if you have one you'll just be warmer. We got to see bats in one of the darker areas so that was great. There's just so much to explore when you are basically snorkeling in a cave. The thing I liked about this one is that is felt very open. There was not one area I felt claustraphobic and that was even with a large amount of people in Dos Ojos. That is important to me! There are a lot of divers in deeper areas which you see with the flashlights, but they are way deeper than snorkelers so you won't get in each others way. I would definitely return to this place. The natural beauty of it all was just amazing. If you can just bring a water camera!

Thank JarredBradley
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Liked everything. Def hire a personal guide. Without one, you will lose out on an amazing experience

Thank Vesna V
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

This place was amazing. It seemed like it was more off the beaten path, with less tourists than the other cenotes and very worth the extra drive.

3  Thank denisengarcia
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Check one off my diving "bucket list"!! Dos Ojos cenote dive was a great experience. It's been on my "bucket list" for Mexican diving for years. Fabulous. The Dos Ojos community has done a great job of setting up the diving infrastructure at the site. Not nearly as cold as I feared, but a 5mm wetsuit will solve most cold water problems anyway. 1 dive location with 2 pre-defined diving tracks. very cool. The Barbie Loop and the Bat Cave. Very exciting to go through the brief truly dark areas, but what was gorgeous was the interplay of limestone, crystal clear water and external sunlight. A fabulous dive experience that i would readily do again!

Thank GoneDivingVA
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