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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
Traveler Favorite
A must do in Tulum!
Fantastic and unique experience. Julio was an incredible tour guide and we had an amazing day with him.
Jenna_R, Jan 2022

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
A must do in Tulum!
Jenna_R, Jan 2022
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
Fantastic and unique experience. Julio was an incredible tour guide and we had an amazing day with him.
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
3x the fun!
Taylor_C, Jan 2022
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
We had an amazing time with Summer! She was knowledgeable, friendly, and has a passion for the ecology and culture of the region that showed through. She is also a very accomplished free diver, and she included some complimentary lessons.
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-5
Nice private tour!
Luciana_L, Nov 2021
TULUM, CENOTE and/or TURTLES SNORKELING Riviera Maya, Cancun, 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!
star-5
Would highly recommend....
CHRIS_B, Dec 2021
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
Would highly recommend. Great tour guide- pick this one . We had such a great time. Loved it. Cenote were amazing
star-5
Captain snake was...
Ashley_M, Oct 2021
TULUM, CENOTE and/or TURTLES SNORKELING Riviera Maya, Cancun, Tulum (Private)
Captain snake was amazing! So knowledgeable and really let us create the experience we wanted! Highly recommend!
star-5
Such a cool excursion!
Tanner_S, Dec 2021
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
The Cenote Tour was awesome. Three totally unique Cenotes, each really cool. Summer was our guide and she was amazing - super knowledgeable about the history, the geology and the ecology of the cenotes. The tour never felt rushed and we had ample time at each stop to really enjoy and learn about the Cenotes.
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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
Excellent Tour
Shay_L, Dec 2021
Cenote Triple Adventure Tour in Tulum
This tour is amazing and I recommend it to everyone visiting Tulum. Summer is an excellent tour guide who made learning fun and interesting. She is very knowledgeable about the Cenotes and the ecosystem and passionate about preserving it. Highly recommend!
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.

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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