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Swim in Cenote Cristalino, an open-air cenote with clear blue water. Bring snorkeling gear to view interesting rock formations and the tiny minnows swimming around, or to explore the small half-cave underwater. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the spot (rarely crowded, except on Sundays), have a picnic, or try diving from the 4 m (12 ft) cliff into the deep water. Work out when and for how long to visit Cenote Cristalino and other Playa del Carmen attractions using our handy Playa del Carmen travel route planner.
Cenote Cristalino Reviews
Such a gem. Costed $150 pesos per person to enter the cenote. Felt like a cenote park almost where you have a few different swimming areas. There’s also a part where you can swim under the rocks. Very... more »
Agua linda, con un lugar donde se puede brincar. Visitamos en el verano, y el agua era muy refrescante. Entrada economica, y cerca de PDC. more »Beautiful water, with a place where you can jump. We visited in the summer, and the water was very refreshing. Economic entrance, and close to PDC.
If you stay at one of the resorts nearby then you should definitely use one of your days by renting a car and visiting this hidden gem. Very laid back atmosphere with friendly staff, 10 dollars American to get in and you can spend as long as you like. Able to rent snorkel gear for an additional 4 dollars which is very worth it to be able to see into this crystal clear water. It's the smallest of the 4 cenotes nearby so if you have more time in the day it may be worth checking out some of the other ones as well. It has bathrooms on location that are decent enough and the staff spoke English which was helpful. The cost of entry includes the use of life jackets. A great relaxing spot that we ended up spending a fair amount of time at. Would love to go back.
The entrance was cheap I must admit..it was like 8 dollars for adults and half for children. The center itself I not the biggest in the are but it wasn't as crowded as you would find other to be. it also has a small underwater tavern/cave that connects 3 cenotes together. If you have kids they will love the little fishes they can see.
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