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dive-it Jul 4, 2022 12:00:00 AM 2 min read

Tulum; what’s the best cenote tour?

Tulum is a well-known paradise on earth, people from all over the world visit this place not only for the weather and natural beauty, but also for the culture and mysticism that surrounds this place, magic is everywhere, and some of the places to visit the most desired, are undoubtedly the cenotes. So, if you are reading this and want to know which are the best cenote tours in Tulum, read on!

First of all, let’s understand what a cenote is.

A cenote is a body of water located in a geological depression, and this space of water finds its way out through the drop in the ceiling of a cave, and all the water within them is interconnected underground.

The story around the cenotes is that the people who lived in the Yucatan peninsula took water from them to drink and perform some Mayan rituals. The Mayans believed that to access the underworld, the cenotes were the gateways to the world of death, and that belief remained in the universal book called Popol Vuh.

Now that we know the cultural importance of these aquatic spaces, let's get to know the most beautiful:

  • Grand Cenote

Definitely one of the most famous, it's turquoise and crystalline waters are more than beautiful, and you will share this incredible and natural space with turtles and goldfish, so the best thing you can do while you are there is snorkeling.

Your tour of the cenotes of Tulum is not complete without visiting this Gran Cenote, believe us, it is an absolute must! In addition, it has two entrances, through the cave or through the turtle pool, however, it is important that you know that being one of the main cenotes in the area, there is a lot of tourism, so we recommend you arrive early, since it opens at 8 a.m., so you have to be first in line.

  • Calavera Cenote 

Just 5 minutes away from the heart of Tulum is the Cenote Calavera, and it has this name due to the three holes in the ground that from above look like the eyes and mouth of a skull (Calavera).

There are swings, lots of color, and some hammocks where you can sunbathe and enjoy the magnificent view. You can swim, and jump into the water regardless of the depth, you can choose because the possibilities in this cenote are limitless.

  • Paradise Heart Cenote

Imagine swimming in beautiful and colorful waters surrounded by green leaves and vegetation of all kinds, another must-see on your tour of the Tulum cenotes. Its name is due to its shape, which seen from above is a heart, so if you want to use your drone to test this, just for an extra amount of money, you will be able to do it.

Another excellent cenote where you should practice snorkeling, you will not regret seeing with your own eyes the beautiful fish and other species that live happily there, you can jump into the water from a considerable height, but it is something that you can enjoy with your family.

Now you have the best alternatives to have a wonderful holiday in one of the best places in the world. Enjoy nature and ensure the best Tulum cenotes tour with Dive it!, are you ready for the action?