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“First Time Cenote Exploration”
Review of Grand Cenote

Grand Cenote
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Ranked #6 of 87 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 .
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had never swam in a cenote - what an experience. It was raining the day we went, but no matter, we were going to get wet anyway. This cenote, right outside of Tulum (a quick 5-10 minute drive) had showers; lockers; a little café; and equipment rental. Of course, the reason you go is the cenote itself: fresh water caverns and streams full of tropical fish; sea turtle; and natural rock and cave formations. We had a blast, simply snorkeling around and exploring the well-mapped and guided swim ways. We plan to visit cenotes wherever we may go in the future - great fun on a rainy day in Tulum!

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Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stopped off here after a hot and sweaty stroll around Tulum ruins. The taxi cost somewhere around 170 pesos but it was only 70 to get back into Tulum centre afterwards. We really didn't know what to expect walking in from the main road but what a spectacular place. The water was clear and refreshing (cold!) and the rock formations you can swim and snorkel around we're great.
The absolute highlight though was snorkelling with the awesome, curious little turtles.
Although we couldn't do it we did see divers going down into the caverns and tunnels which looked a lot of fun, if not a bit spooky. I assume you have to be certified to do that though.
Entry and snorkel prices were fair and there are lockers available for about 30 pesos. You get to swim around for as long as you like and it's all very relaxed.
Definitely one of the highlights of our holiday.

2  Thank Chris7006
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

I love Tulum!

We rented a moped and explored the city for a few days.
This cenote has a lot of turtles and animals throughout the entire place.
The water was very cold.... However, it definitely depends on what time of
the year you visit.

I definitely recommend an adventure to this place.

2  Thank jennifergalindo
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed at the Secrets Silversands for seven nights ...a few days we had rai. So we rented a jeep to venture out. We were to,d that this was a CENOTE that you didn't want to miss. Since it was raining we had the place pretty much to ourselves. It was beautiful...the water very cold but refreshing. When entering the cave, I made the mistake of looking up and the bats freaked me out. My husband and our friends continued in but I went up and over and joined them on the other side by means of the stairs. LOL.

2  Thank Love2Travel570
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Just off the road from Tulum to Coba these are three sinkholes in fresh water that are connected by caves. We were there on a stormy day (fun!) and unfortunately needed lights--which they did not rent) to go through one of the connecting caves. Lots of medium size turtles.

1  Thank TravelWarrior2000
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