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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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Sammar was truly...
Sammar was truly phenomenal. She was very attentive, knowledgeable and resourceful. Her smile was so welcoming and genuine, you can clearly tell her passion and connection with the land , cenotes and under water world! Will absolutely recommend to take this tour with her!
ibrahim_s, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Tulum

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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!
star-5
Great Cenote Times!
Isabel_C, Nov 2021
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
Booked this tour for a group of 13 close friends. Summer did a great job of keeping the group of 40 year-olds with different interests entertained throughout with her deep knowledge and wit. All three Cenotes were very varied in terms of landscape and type swimming/ snorkeling they would offer. Definitely a great overview of this unique Mexican ecosystem.
star-5
Tulum highlight
Chad_H, Nov 2021
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
Absolutely one of the the most beautiful places on earth. This was the highlight of our trip. Our guide Summer was amazing in every way.
star-5
Nice private tour!
Luciana_L, Nov 2021
TULUM & CENOTE from Riviera Maya, Cancun and Tulum (Private)
Our guide was really nice and professional! He answered our questions during the Mayan ruins visit and helped us taking our pictures! After that we headed to the cenote nearby. The Ojos cenote is beautiful! Worth the price paying for the private tour!
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Captain snake was...
Ashley_M, Oct 2021
TULUM & CENOTE from Riviera Maya, Cancun and Tulum (Private)
Captain snake was amazing! So knowledgeable and really let us create the experience we wanted! Highly recommend!
star-5
Must Do!
Christy_D, Nov 2021
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
The Cenote triple adventure tour was so much fun! To start, they were extremely accommodating as we needed to change our reservation date last minute due to a missed flight. Our tour guide was warm and welcoming and very knowledgeable on the different Cenotes. It was a very unique experience that I would recommend to all! Definitely a must do when in Tulum!
star-5
Tulum Ruins, Gran Cenote, Kaan Luum Lagoon
YOHANA_S, Aug 2021
TULUM RISING-Early Bird Experience-Ruins-Cenote-Lagoon-Private Expedition.
Our tour guide was soooo knowledgeable. He is an anthropologist and taught us so much about the Mayan culture during our tour through the Tulum Ruins. Then took us to the Gran Cenote. And finally, to the Kaan Luum lagoon. He also showed us the best places to take photos for instagram and was super patient when we decided to take photos in all locations. This experience was a 10/10. Thank you!!!
star-5
Amazing experience
Keegan_S, Nov 2021
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
Three very different cenotes, all fantastic in their own way. The highlight was swimming in the water next to a live crocodile. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly
star-4
Great experience
nevans0204, Oct 2021
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
The gran cenote was great highly recommend. I forgot the name of the 2nd one but it was the best one. The last one was casa cenote which was just ok.
star-5
Best day of our trip!
NANCY_F, Apr 2021
Cenote trail jungle bike tour & 3 cenotes in Tulum with lunch
Our guide Ursela was fantastic! Knowledgeable on birds, vegetation and history. She was also lots of fun!!! The breakfast in the jungle was such a amazing place.
star-5
Highly recommend!!!
Cheryl_C, Oct 2021
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
I spent 10 days visiting Tulum and this was by far the best experience! I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Best trip we’ve take’ in tulum!!!
Pier_S, Feb 2021
Cenote trail jungle bike tour & 3 cenotes in Tulum with lunch
Amazing cenotes!! The first cenote we went to had turtles and a bunch of small fish living in it! Also there is a bay cave there as well! Super wonderful and Juan (our tour guide) was absolutely amazing!!

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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