Immerse yourself in the refreshing and mythical waters of the best cenotes in Tulum, where you will enjoy the most of its spectacular scenery.
In the cenotes of Tulum you will discover in addition to its beaches, other natural jewels that have put this tourist destination in the eyes of the world.
These are deep wells that are fed by subway river currents, and by the filtration of rain in the limestone soil that characterizes the Riviera Maya and the Yucatan Peninsula.
We list the favorites of visitors and travelers alike, for their incredible beauty and the activities you can experience there.
1 Dos Ojos, one of the best cenotes in Tulum
Among the best cenotes in Tulum is Dos Ojos. It was discovered in 1987 and is famous because it is part of Sac Actun, the longest cave system in the world.
Its name comes from the fact that it is made up of two bodies of water, connected by a 400-meter subway passage. It is a favorite site for diving enthusiasts because of its crystalline waters 8 to 10 meters deep.
2 Great Cenote of Tulum
One of the best known cenotes in Tulum is the Gran Cenote. It is semi-open, that is, one part is outdoors and the other under a cave. If you love snorkeling, you will love it, because thanks to its crystal clear waters, visibility is excellent.
But if you prefer something more exciting, the diving is spectacular, since it connects with other cenotes.
3 Aktún-Há of Tulum’s cenotes, especially for expert divers.
In Aktún-Há you will get to know one of the favorite cenotes of the most experienced divers who visit Tulum.
It is also known as “Carwash”, because it was discovered very close to a car wash. It has a depth of 15 meters, and can only be entered with the authorization of a guide.
It is connected by a subway network with the Zacil-Há cenote, which you can also explore. It has a cave eight to 35 meters deep called “Las Lágrimas”, which in turn connects with the Aktún-Há and Calavera cenotes.
4 Cenote Calavera, Tulum’s favorite for relaxation.
One of the entrances to Cenote Calavera. Undoubtedly, what makes Cenote Calavera unique is its singular shape.
Its access is through three holes that look like the eyes and mouth of a skull, hence its name. Being small in size, care must be taken when jumping from the shore or using the stairs to enter. Once in the cenote it is possible to admire the ancient cave that surrounds it, and enjoy the jungle that surrounds this unique place.
We recommend arriving early, when there are fewer people, because it is a small place.