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The Yucatan Peninsula and the state of Quintana Roo are aware about numerous cenotes of indescribable magnificence, and lots of of them are close to Tulum. The next is a number of the highest eight Cenotes Tulum, chosen for his or her magnificence, aquatic leisure prospects, and vacationer companies.
It’s a crescent-shaped cenote situated about 3 miles from the Mayan ruins of Tulum, on the aspect of the highway within the path of the archaeological website of Coba. The water reaches a depth of 33 ft, and divers can discover an in depth cave system. It additionally has shallow sectors by which swimmers and floor divers can have enjoyable safely. The clear waters can help you admire rocky constructions of whimsical shapes in a mixture of open-air areas and areas with stone roofs. Gran Cenote entrance price: 180 Pesos (9.33 USD).
This cenote, of Mayan title Aktun Ha, gained its nickname “Carwash” as a result of it was a taxi carwash earlier than the individuals of Quintana Roo realized that it may very well be used a lot better as a vacationer attraction. It’s a semi-open cenote and within the cave half, visited by divers accompanied by approved guides, the depth reaches 50 ft. It’s 5 miles from Tulum on the highway to Coba and is well accessible. It has a platform to leap into the water. In the course of the summer time, the underside of the cenote acquires a inexperienced coloration when it’s coated with algae. Cenote Carwash entrance price: 50 Pesos (2.59 USD).
Also called Cenote Naharon, whose entry is on the Riviera Maya highway, a couple of kilometers from the archaeological website. It’s a true haven of peace, with blue waters that type a pure pool and are surrounded by many palm timber and different species of tropical flora of Quintana Roo. Its depth is 16 ft, and it has a palapa, so it’s glorious for a enjoyable household outing. The doorway ticket to the Cristal cenote additionally offers entry to the Escondido cenote since each are very shut. Cenote Cristal + Cenote Escondido entrance price: 120 Pesos (6.22 USD).
It types a pair of cenotes together with the Cristal cenote, with entrances on each side of Federal Freeway 307, 2 miles from Tulum. To get to the “Hidden” cenote, you should journey about 2 km from the entry on the highway, in a jungle and mangrove route that says the proximity of the ocean. Close by is the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve. The geological nature of this reserve, with principally limestone soils, favors the formation of cenotes, such because the Escondido and the Cristal. The clear and contemporary waters of the cenote guarantee baths to all give earlier than the peaceable appears to be like of the iguanas.
On this cenote – found within the 80s – there’s an ecotourism heart with cabins, swimming pool, restaurant bar, gear rental, dressing rooms, bogs, and parking. It’s situated 6 miles from Tulum, with entry on the highway to the Mayan website of Coba, and its primary sector is 10 ft deep, so it’s very best for swimming and snorkeling. Deep divers can enter a cavern in a pure room known as Las Lágrimas (The Tears) because it has curious stalactites formed like teardrops. Cenote Zacil-Ha entrance price: 70 Pesos (3.63 USD).
It’s widespread with diving fans that wish to get hold of their accreditations in cave diving. “Cranium” cenote is 2 miles from town of Tulum and three miles from the archaeological website, on the highway to Coba. It’s semi-open, and the descent is by wood stairs positioned contained in the physique of water. On the backside of the rocky roof, a skull-like determine is shaped, with some holes resembling empty basins and the mouth of a cranium. Within the deep-diving space, three layers of haloclines are seen, an fascinating phenomenon by which freshwater floats on saltwater as a result of it’s much less dense. It gives life jackets and snorkel gear leases. Cenote Calavera entrance price: 100 Pesos (5.19 USD).
Cenote Tak Be Ha
This spectacular cenote for diving and snorkeling is about quarter-hour from Tulum and half an hour from Playa del Carmen. It’s roughly 2 miles from the entry to Cenote Dos Ojos. This magnificence from nature is situated in a cavern that’s entered by way of a gap. The very first thing the customer sees when coming into the opening is the spectacular physique of crystal clear waters. Within the cavern that shaped hundreds of years in the past, there are stalagmites, stalactites, and columns. It has little pure gentle however is artificially lit. The common worth is 200 MXN (10.37 USD) and 400 pesos with a information.
Cenote Dos Ojos
This cenote is among the hottest amongst divers, primarily for its two immersion routes. These routes are Bat Cave and Barbie Line. These dives can help you admire peculiar rock constructions within the caves. It started to be explored in 1987, and greater than 37 miles of underground tracks have been recognized, with depths reaching 390 ft. Diving on this cenote is certified as superior stage, though it’s not essential to be specialised in caverns, so certification in open water is sufficient. There’s a museum with prehistoric items you could go to with the identical entrance to the cenote, 350 Pesos (18.15 USD).
We hope you could go to these Tulum cenotes. In them, you’ll admire dreamlike landscapes, swim in contemporary and pure waters with distinctive rock formations and animal species. Begin planning that journey quickly; will probably be an unforgettable expertise.
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