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Grand Cenote (Gran Cenote)
Grand Cenote (Gran Cenote)

Grand Cenote (Gran Cenote)

Free admission
Quintana Roo 109, Tulum, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan, 77796

The Basics

Just outside of Tulum, the Grand Cenote is among the most accessible of the many cenotes on the Yucatan Peninsula. You can visit from Tulum on your own or as part of a sightseeing, snorkeling, or scuba diving tour. Alternatively, make the trip from Playa Del Carmen on a tour that also includes Maya ruins and picturesque Caribbean beaches. Consider booking a cenote-hopping tour that hits other top cenotes in the area.

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Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
$116.00 per adult
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Fantastic experience!
Summer was an amazing guide! She was knowledgeable, fun, and attentive. She constantly went above and beyond for everyone on the tour. I would never have done what we did on this tour if we had gone on our own! Definitely worth it! Summer also gave us some great restaurant recommendations for after, which made our whole day even better!
Teghann_H, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Tulum

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Three different and beautiful cenotes
Alondra_M, May 2022
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
This was our first time visiting cenotes and using a guide was great! Our guide was very outgoing, kind, and very experienced. She had a lot of knowledge about the history of these places. The three cenotes we visited were all beautiful and offered something different.
star-5
Fantastic and fun
James_H, May 2022
TULUM, CENOTE and/or TURTLES SNORKELING Riviera Maya, Cancun, Tulum (Private)
It was a great excursion and out guide Taco was great. The ruins and denotes was great but Swimming with the turtles was the most fun
star-5
The tour was great. We...
Lisa_R, May 2022
Tulum Area Experiences Guided E-Bike Tour- 3 Cenote's Snorkel/Swim & Local Lunch
The tour was great. We had some much fun. Julieta is the best. The cenotes are worth to see and each of the are different.
star-5
Refreshing and fun!
Anjuman_S, Apr 2022
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
Martin was an excellent guide - his passion for cenotes is unmatched. Super fun experience full of exercise and beautiful underwater views. Come ready to explore!
star-5
Incredible tour and amazing wildlife and sights!!
Tyler_S, Apr 2022
TULUM, CENOTE and/or TURTLES SNORKELING Riviera Maya, Cancun, Tulum (Private)
All of your was amazing. Our guide William was very personable and knowledgeable about the area and it’s history.
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Bike and snorkel tour with Carlos
Mina_K, Mar 2022
Tulum Area Experiences Guided E-Bike Tour- 3 Cenote's Snorkel/Swim & Local Lunch
Carlos was one of the most inspiring and kind guides i ever had. Book him for a bike tour around Tulum, diving, snorkel, boat tour and various other sightings
star-5
Great time exploring cenotes
Vasil_G, Mar 2022
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
Had a great time exploring cenotes, our guide was great! We visited 3 different cenotes, spent a good amount of time in each of them
star-5
A successful trip with...
Jolde_D, Jan 2022
Tulum, Coba & Cenote with Lunch
A successful trip with many objectives visited, very well organized and delicious lunch! A happy day
star-5
Tulum with Captain Snake
Kathy_B, Mar 2022
TULUM, CENOTE and/or TURTLES SNORKELING Riviera Maya, Cancun, Tulum (Private)
Captain Snake was our guide for Tulum and we.could not have asked for a more knowledgeable or personable guide. He made this trip so enjoyable that we don’t feel it could have been the same with any other guide. Every part of this excursion was just as it was advertised and we loved it. I tried to post some pictures but they would not load up.
star-5
Great Adventure & Great Vibes
Lee_B, Dec 2021
Tulum Area Guided Scooter Tour to 3 Cenote's, Snorkel/Swim & Local Lunch
Carlos was very nice & showed us the different cenotes. Me & my wife had a great time & will be looking forward to doing the scuba lessons with Carlos.
star-4
Great trip to experience the cenotes in Tulum!!
Siyi_F, Mar 2022
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
Our guide is Martin. really friendly and helpful guy. all's good except the last cenote on the trip, at which there were a lot of people and one of my friends wasn't able to catch up with the big group and was left behind at the entrance of the cenote. So that was a bummer. we wish Martin could've made clear how difficult it was to swim in the last one. Definitely harder than he instructed. Other than that it was a great trip!!
star-5
Perfect 3 in 1!
Daniel_E, Oct 2021
Swim with turtles + Snorkel + Tulum archaeological zone + Cenote
Mario was great! We had a private tour with 5 adults and 4 kids (10, 10, 9 & 7). We swam first and saw turtles, lots of fish, a stingray and a sand shark. Snorkels are not provided bc of covid of course. Then we went to Tulum where Mario was very informative. Then he took us to an authentic Mexican restaurant which was delicious! And finally swam in the Gran Cenote which was amazing and relaxing! We went into the caves and saw lots of turtles, fish and bats. It was a great 3 in 1 adventure!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Grand Cenote is a must-see for nature lovers, scuba divers, and photographers.

  • You can rent snorkeling gear at the entrance or visit on a tour that provides equipment.

  • If you plan to swim, bring a towel, underwater camera, and biodegradable sunscreen.

  • There are changing rooms, lockers, toilets, and showers at the cenote.

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How to Get There

The Grand Cenote is three miles (five kilometers) outside of Tulum en route to Coba on Highway 109. You can reach the cenote by car, bicycle, or on foot from Tulum. There are also taxis and minibuses that offer transfers to the attraction. If you are staying in Playa Del Carmen or Cancun, you can reach Tulum by bus or visit the Grand Cenote on a tour that includes round-trip transportation.

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When to Get There

The Grand Cenote is open daily from morning through early evening and is typically busiest at midday, so visit in the morning or late afternoon to avoid crowds. The water at the cenote is around 75°F (23°C), while the air temperature typically ranges from 75–85°F (25–30°C), making it a refreshing dip regardless of season.

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Highlights of the Grand Cenote

The ecosystem within the freshwater cavern is home to an array of plant and animal species, including bats, as well as geological formations such as stalactites and stalagmites. The lush foliage, vines, and colorful flowers create a cave-like tropical paradise. The crystal-clear water makes it easy to spot turtles and schools of fish, whether via snorkeling or from the boardwalk.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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