The cenotes of the Riviera Maya are known worldwide for their particular beauty and throughout the Riviera you can find different cenotes, each one with its own particularity that makes it impressive and we are sure you will want to know more than one of them, however, we will present a short list of the best cenotes in Riviera so you can visit.
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From the quiet and pleasant Puerto Morelos, between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, to Tulum, adventure awaits you in the Riviera Maya, where you will find approximately 100 cenotes and a corridor with more than 20 cenotes in the famous route of the Puerto Morelos cenotes, if you want to know which are the best 10 cenotes in the Riviera Maya, stay with us to discover them.
Best cenotes in Riviera Maya
We know that visiting them all would be a somewhat complicated task that will take you some time, plus every time you find yourself in front of one of them it will be impossible not to want to enjoy it, so we have taken on the task of listing the ten best cenotes in the Riviera Maya, however, we leave the invitation open for you to get to know as many as you can.
If you want to take a break from the beach or if you want to avoid the sargassum that sometimes appears on the coasts, this is an option for you, in the cenotes you can get stories, lots of adventure, mysticism, and water activities in the same place.
This cenote is located specifically in Tulum, this cenote tops our list because it has an incredible particularity and is that it is right next to the sea and the only thing that separates its waters in a small strip of land, its location allows all the sunlight is reflected in it, allowing you to see its crystal clear water completely, but you should not trust at all, the way to the bottom this cenote is much deeper than you think.
If you are in Puerto Morelos and want to get there, the cheapest way is to take a bus from the terminal of Puerto Morelos which costs between $ 3 – $ 7 and the journey takes 1 hour and 40 minutes, the fastest way is by cab, the cost may vary, but the rate is between $ 90 and $ 120 and the journey takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
.As its name says, it is a large cenote and also quite popular among the cenotes throughout the Riviera Maya, the great cenote is surrounded by jungle, it is ideal for snorkeling or cave diving, fish and turtles inhabit it.
The great cenote receives visitors every day of the week, from 8:00 am to 4:50 pm, the entrance fee is $180.00 MXN. You can reach it from Puerto Morelos by bus or private car, the trip takes approximately 4 hours, arriving first to Tulum, the cenote is located just 4 kilometers away.
Dos Ojos Cenote
.The cenote belongs to Playa del Carmen, just 1 hour from Puerto Morelos, this belongs to a system of 10 underwater caves cataloged as the longest in the world, it has a semi-open area and a totally closed, to move between them you must do it by an underwater path.
The entrance fee to Dos Ojos cenote varies between 200$ and 600$ MXN. Depending on the type of experience you want to live, some of them include guided activities such as snorkeling, or jumping on a zip line, if you want to explore the caves we recommend that you bring the necessary equipment, its schedule is from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.
The cenote owes its name to the comparisons that have been made with Indian palaces thanks to its natural formations, is one of the most striking cenote of the Riviera Maya and is located 25 kilometers south of Playa del Carmen, this is ideal for diving in its four interconnected caverns and in which you can see stalactites and stalagmites.
The entrance fee to this cenote is $100 MXN. It is open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
It belongs to the route of the cenotes of Puerto Morelos and one of the most worth visiting, because it is a totally subway cenote with few openings that let in the sun, from one of them you can see a tree that casts its roots to the water of the cenote, to go down to the cenote there is a rock staircase.
The entrance fee to the cenote is between 7$ and 13$ MXN. OR 100$ TO 250$ MXN. Depending on the service you hire, it is open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The visit to this cenote is one of the experiences you have to live being in the Riviera Maya, it is a semi-open cenote and you can only get there by rappelling, this cenote offers you adventures from the first moment, you can snorkel and rappel.
It is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm from Monday to Sunday.
This cenote is also located on the route of the cenotes of Puerto Morelos, you can explore its waters while snorkeling, this cenote is also the farthest from the road and one of the few that has cabins so you can sleep.
It is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm every day of the week, the entrance fee is $70 MXN.
This cenote has a forest of underwater lilies which we are sure you will fall in love with, its depth is about 5 meters, and if you decide to dive you can get a beautiful cavern with stalactites.
It is open all week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, its cost varies according to the activity, because if you want to dive you must pay 200$ MXN and is located in Tulum.
This is a classic cenote of the Mayan Riviera and one of the most popular, because it is ideal for the whole family, is located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, offers different water activities to practice, its depth is not very deep but this complements its size.
It is open to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Sunday and its cost is between 75$ and 100$ MXN.
This is perhaps one of the best known cenotes in the entire Mayan Riviera, it is located within the route of the cenotes of Puerto Morelos and is one of the most visited by tourists, the particularity of it are its seven interconnected entrances and through which you can swim.
It is open to the public from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The entrance fee is $250 MXN.
These are just some of the more than 100 cenotes found in the Riviera Maya, some are well known, others not so well known, some private and others that very few people know, however you have to know at least 1 of them on your visit to the Riviera Maya and one of the best ways to visit these incredible places is through the service of Cancun Airport Transportation, a private transfer service offered by one of the best companies in the city: Caribe Shuttle Cancun.