Spot

Casa Cenote


If you are looking for an original snorkeling experience, then the Casa Cenote is for you. You can explore a series of outstandingly beautiful natural caves hidden in the jungle. With its extraordinarily clear emerald green waters, the play of light and its root forest, this magical place will leave you with unique memories.
How to get there?

Casa Cenote is to the south of Riviera Maya, 10 km north of Tulum. From Playa del Carmen there is a 40-minute drive along the federal route 307 (35mi/60km) and 30 minutes from Puerto Aventuras (25mi/40km). All the collective taxis (known locally as "vans" or "collectivos") that continually travel along the federal route 307 stop at the crossroads with the little non-asphalt road leading to the sea and Casa Cenote. It can be complicated to travel the last 1.5 mile by collective transport, but there are generally taxis parked nearby. You will see the first Casa Cenote pool from the road on your left.

Admission to Casa Cenote costs 50 pesos per person, and you will be free to explore it independently at your own pace.

Water entrance

You enter the water at the first pool, across from the reception and next to the road. The simplest way is to sit down on the large rocks next to the cenote to get into the water.

Aerial view

Exploration

Casa Cenote extends for about 250 yards into the jungle, leading to a dead end. The water level in the pools varies, but is never more than 25 feet (8m) in the deepest part.

Snorkeling Report Casa Cenote Tulum Mexico
Casa Cenote

As soon as you are in the water, you will be enthralled by the clarity, light and colour of the water. It has no equivalent in snorkeling spots in the sea. Go deeper into the jungle along the natural route formed by the cenote. You will go past the mangrove, with the root forest filtering the light. The mangrove roots are real underwater nurseries and the home of thousands of newly hatched fish. You will see many fresh-water species in the cenote, such as platys, guppies and mollies – all well known to aquarium owners. You will definitely never tire of exploring these unusual natural pools. The incredibly clear and pure water, as well as the play of light, are a delight for photographers.

Many divers come to the spot, sometimes in large numbers. Be careful if you snorkel.



Restaurants & accommodation

Several cheap restaurants and mid-range accomodation can be found all along the road, near the cenote.

Snorkeling Report gives the most precise tips possible about the snorkeling spots and potential dangers, but each one of us is responsible for our own safety in the water. For more information, take a look at the snorkeling safety page. If you want to add extra information or make any corrections to the spot descriptions, please contact us.

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Spot tips

  • Type of spot
  • Level of difficulty
    Beginner
  • Maximum depth
    25ft (8m)
  • Water entrance
    Easy, from rocks
  • Potential Dangers
    Usual precautions
  • Lifeguard
    No
  • Visitor numbers
    High
  • Access costs
    50 mexican pesos pp. entrance fee ($2.5)
  • Restaurants nearby
    No
  • Public toilets & showers
    No

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Underwater spot photos

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