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Review of Grand Cenote

Grand Cenote
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Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
Ranked #6 of 85 things to do in Tulum
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Grand Cenote has 140 square meter for swimming, there is one big cave, a cavern and 100 square of wooden platforms where you can walk, chill with the nature and take pictures .
Nashville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great time!”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

My husband and I went snorkeling here on a Monday. There was a good amount of people but definitely wasn't too crowded. The water was beautful but very cold. You get used to it fairly quickly. There were lots of turtles on Lily pads which were very cool to see. We chose this one since it was close to Tulum and could take a cab. It was only ten bucks to get in and well worth it.

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“beautiful cenote!”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

This cenote is amazing I loved it, we saw 2 small turtles, fishes and some birds were singing in a really curious way, there were bats as well! The water is quite cold like in al the cenotes I guess, so I recommend to go in a sunny day. The only dissappointment was the staff, they were not very friendly and barely answered when I asked where the bathroom was... but after all what counted was the beauty of the place!

Visited September 2012
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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Snorkeling Honeymooners”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is a beautiful Cenote for snorkeling, although I can imagine diving is also great here. This cenote was reasonably priced for the experience, (I believe 60 pesos for snorkelers) and quite large. There are lots of little hidden areas that are safe to explore under the stagtites above water, but the view beneath is also amazing. There are also many bats here, but we didn't see them give anyone problems. This cenote is close to Tulum Pueblo, which is convenient if not wanting to drive out to Dos Ojos which is also beautiful. There is plenty of parking, and a large sign making this cenote easy to find.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fun little adventure to break up the heat and the day”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were staying in Tulum and on the way back from riding our bikes around the Coba Ruins, we decided to cool off and check out the Gran Cenote that was on the way back.
It was a good deal for admission and after a quick walk through the grounds, we descended to wooden stairs to the cenote. For about $30 if I remember correctly, maybe less, we rented 2 sets of snorkel gear and went right into the water. The water was crisp and cool and a great respite from the heat. The clear water was great to swim in and see the tiny little freshwater fish. You can go through a bit of a tunnel or into a cavern with bats flying overhead, it was amazing to look at the cavern floor underneath you and see the stalagmites formed pointing up at you as your floating in the dim light of the cavern. We went midday and it wasn't really crowded at all.
We were probably there for only an hour but, despite being our first experience swimming in a cenote, it was so enjoyable and different that we already can't wait to go back and check out a different one on our next trip back to the area.
On a sidenote: if you are a little cautious of leaving valuables unattended, maybe try and leave most of the stuff back at your room. You basically put on your snorkel gear, leave your bags and clothes on the dock and go into the water and you have 2 options, constantly look over your shoulder to make sure no one is going through your wallet or let go and trust that there is no shadiness going on and enjoy your swim.

Visited September 2012
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New York
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Retreat from the heat”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Excellent way to spend the day. Restaurant on-site. Local economy helping business unlike Hidden Worlds or X-caret. This is a short bike ride from Tulum Centro. Spent more time here than expected. Wonderful clear water!

Visited September 2012
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