Added by Neonconflagrations

Gran Cenote is known as being one of the most beautiful cenotes in the Tulum area. It also gives visitors the chance to swim in a cave cenote, as more of the coastal cenotes tend to be at the surface and not below ground.

The water is cool and beautifully clear in blue tones and remains around 20˚C, and the cave system supports fish and freshwater turtles which lucky swimmers may get have the opportunity to see. This is one cenote where it is worth bringing or renting a snorkel and mask for, as the caves create an amazing light display on interesting underwater terrain when the sun hits it the right way. It's also possible to snorkel through a limestone tunnel here and emerge at a platform on the other side.

The catch is that Gran Cenote remains one of the area's most popular, and it is a staple for tour groups, so expect to be amongst a crowd here. The cenote has food and drinks for sale and spacious grounds with covered seating to sit at, though the grounds are beautiful enough that visitors should take a few minutes and explore more than just the cenote itself.

Snorkel equipment (MX$80), lockers (MX$30) and life jackets (MX$50) are for rent on the swimming platform.

Gran Cenote is open daily from 8am-4:30pm. Admission is MX$180 per person.

Read More


Adult Beverages
Family Friendly
Swimming Hole


Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Nearby Adventures

  • Swim in Cenote Calavera

    While there is not much development to the cenote beyond an entrance booth and a short tiled path leading to the cenote, it's a great visit for the more adventurous crowd. Cenote Calavera consists of three holes that visitors can jump into: the la...

  • Swim in Cenote Car Wash

    Cenote Car Wash, known locally as Cenote Aktun-Ha, received its name for a time when area cab drivers would park adjacent to the pool to wash their cars. Those times are past, and the cenote today remains under the ownership of a friendly family. ...

  • Kayak in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve

    Located just south of Tulum, Mexico, along the eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula, the Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve is considered a UNESCO World heritage site due to the exceptional diversity of fauna and flora it hosts. Spreading over 500 000...

  • Camp out at Harmony Glamping Tulum

    Nevertheless, Harmony Glamping Tulum appeals to all, combining large furnished tent glamping options with suites for those who prefer a more comfortably luxurious lodging arrangement. The accommodations also include a restaurant and yoga classes, ...