Above water, this open-air cenote near Tulum is surrounded by trees, plant life and vines. A glimpse of the tropical wonderland awaiting below the surface.
The natural subterranean sinkholes (or cenotes), which are hidden all over the Yucatan Peninsula are truly remarkable, and Casa Cenote is no exception. Located just 10 km north of Tulum this hidden paradise is connected to the Riviera Maya.
The real beauty here is experienced below the surface. The water is crystal clear and has rich algae and minerals, which nourish the skin.
As you dive below this allows you to see the aquatic landscape that is teeming with life. Casa Cenote is home to many small fish, underwater plant life and algae, and you can even see the roots of mangroves.
Even more impressive though are the many outstanding caves that have been carved by water processes over thousands of years, and many of these are hidden in the wilderness, and can only be seen below the surface.
Casa Cenote isn’t just good for swimmers but is even better for those who want to snorkel due to the diverse ecosystems underwater. However, options don’t end there as many people paddleboard or even kayak in the xenote.
Need to Know
- Try not to put on sun cream or moisturizer before entering the cenote, as the lotion will run into the pool and create a film on top of the clean water.
- When you’re done in the water and want to play in the sun, then do definitely put it on as you’ll need it when laying under the Mexican sun.
Entrances fees are very cheap at 50 MXP ($2.50 USD).
Open Monday to Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
How to Get There
Follow the 307 (Carretera Cancun-Tulum) past Jungla Maya Park towards to Tulum. About 5KM after passing Cenotes Labnaha/Cenotes Casa Tortuga turn left on the first road leading to the beach (Km 246). This is right before the entrance of PavoReal Beach Resort.
If you reach the Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa, turn back. Follow the road leading towards the beach and around the bend for 1.5KM and you’ll see Casa Cenote on your left. If you reach the Blue Sky Hotel & Restaurant, you’ve gone too far.
Address: Km 246 exit off Carretera Cancun-Tulum, Fraccionamiento TanKah III, 77760 Tulum, Quintana Roo