El Gran Cenote
- Type: Natural Wonders, Swimming/Pools
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Considered sacred waters by the Mayans, the expansive El Gran Cenote is a small underground cavern that is ideal for swimming and diving. Here you can swim, snorkel and dive amidst some pretty cool geological features, including stalagmites and stalactites.
Located just 20 miles outside of Tulum, this cenote can get particularly crowded, so arrive early for the best atmosphere. To get there, drive or take a taxi toward Cobá until you see the Gran Cenote sign on your right.
One TripAdvisor traveler says that "it is beautiful but small so plan on spending no more than two hours. There are a handful of places to lay on the deck areas but people have to step over or walk around you to get in and out of the water."
The cenote is open all day every day for a moderate fee.