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“With young kids”
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 .
Berkeley, California
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“With young kids”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

We went there after visiting Tulum. I hate to give this place an average rating, but it is not a great place to take really young kids. The place is beautiful, but more amazing for those able to swim deep into the caves and such. We saw some folk scuba from this place and I am sure they had a much more amazing experience than we did. If you have young kids, skip this. Not worth the money. If you can swim and can scuba, it just might be awesome.

Visited October 2012
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“unique place”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Very lovely to visit and one that the locals use. We especially liked that it was well kept and that any building that had taken place was not adversely impacting on the natural environment (they could have policed the 'use bio suncreen or wash off' a little more).

Cenotes are a really special part of this area of mexico and well worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Great undergruound formation”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

You should definitely snorkel here! The under water formation and fish is magical. The water is clear and it is really beautiful. Come early as tourist groups start arriving before lunch.

Visited October 2012
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“Clean and not crowded”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Water was clean and clear, rental snorkel equipment was nice. We were told to stop there in the morning before things got crowded and that was good advice. Totally not commercial and an authentic experience.

Visited October 2012
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“Peaceful and an excellent alternative to the "parks"”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Gran Cenote is pretty much left as nature intended. You can rent snorkel gear and buy a cold drink, but otherwise there is nothing commercial going on. This is a good thing compared to the many "activity parks" in the area. Contrary to the Disneyland style of such parks, Gran Cenote is a simple place that is just as likely to be used by locals as tourists.

It's not that big and you'll snorkel around it in a matter of 45 minutes or so. There are some small turtles in the pools. Visibility is excellent and you'll certainly see some fish and definitely many bats hanging off the ceiling of the cave formations.

Certainly worth a visit if you are in Tulum and looking to spend a morning or afternoon doing something relaxed.

Visited October 2012
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