Cenote Zacil-ha

This open cenote near Tulum is so miraculous; it almost looks like a purposely built swimming pool right in the middle of the forest. A natural sinkhole that connects to an underground river network of other caves nearby. Freshwater from these subsurface areas infused the cenote and keep it clean.

Why Visit?

In the pool, there are a variety of opportunities to make the most of your swim. There are two platforms where you can jump into the water, and there’s even a zip line!

The water is crystal clear and refreshing and is very clean. There is also some amazing wildlife in the trees surrounding the Cenote, as bluebirds and other precious birds are often seen fluttering nearby.

The area itself is well maintained and at times can seem just as clean as the water. Being that it’s still relatively unknown and not super touristy, it can be busy at times. If you want the pool all to yourself, it’s best to get there early.

Food and Drink

Visitors can buy food and drinks and can also rent snorkels or life jackets if needed.


Entrances fees are very cheap at 50 MXP ($3 USD).


Open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Tel: +52 984 316 3930 | Facebook | TripAdvisor

How to Get There

Follow Route 109 from Tulum about 4KM past Gran Cenote and you’ll find it on your left-hand side.

Map Location

Address: Coba km 8, Carretera Nuevo Xcan-Tulum (Route 109), 77780 Tulum, Quintana Roo