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Gran Cenote, Tulum

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#2 of 20 in Nature in Tulum
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Cave
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Swim and snorkel in the crisp cold waters of Gran Cenote, a flooded cavern with a jetty, affording easy access to a wonderful subterranean pool. Scuba diving excursions are available, but you’ll be able to see a lot from the surface with your goggles, including strange rock formations and terrapins heading to the surface. The beautiful surroundings make a great place to have a picnic before returning to the pool. Keep your eyes peeled for the iguanas and peacocks that roam the surrounding area. Put Gran Cenote and other Tulum attractions into our Tulum trip builder app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Gran Cenotes was not worth the $500 peso. It was not gran at all. Was such a disappointment. The staff at the locker was very rude. They keep your ID if you decide to rent a locker. I don’t... 
    Gran Cenotes was not worth the $500 peso. It was not gran at all. Was such a disappointment. The staff at the locker was very rude. They keep your ID if you decide to rent a locker. I don’t...  more »
  • Cenotes are beautiful to the eye but horrible to the body. I got massive infected pimples at my back and my neck area after my swim because of the polluted water. Usually tour operators and hotels... 
    Cenotes are beautiful to the eye but horrible to the body. I got massive infected pimples at my back and my neck area after my swim because of the polluted water. Usually tour operators and hotels...  more »
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  • Water felt cool but it's clear and beautiful! This place is large, despite the crowds, we were still able to enjoy different sections and take great pictures. There's land to picnic and soak up the sun. Extra cost for the swimming gear, which looked pretty clean and were individually wrapped. This could easily be a half day affair.
  • Beautiful and stunning! Would definitely recommend visiting if you are in the area! There's a main cenote, which has tons of red eared slider turtles in it that you can swim with and if you go back following the rope there's bats and birds above. The water was crystal clear and refreshing to swim in. The big cenote connects under ground to a smaller one, but both can be accessed by stairs or swimming from one to the other. Nice fake grassy area to sit and get dry and warm in the sun and some covered tables and chairs. Also has a bathroom that wasn't that bad at all.

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