8 Beautiful Cenotes to Explore in Tulum, Mexico

Dos Ojos

Dos Ojos, or two eyes, cenotes, 20 minutes northeast of Tulum, are famous for their pure water. They're popular for diving and snorkeling, and divers may explore 1,300 feet of underwater corridors connecting the cenotes.

Jardin del Eden

This massive jungle-surrounded open-air cenote at Xpu Ha, 30 minutes from Tulum, attracts swimmers, sunbathers, and snorkelers. It becomes crowded, yet its size doesn't limit visitors.

Casa Cenote

This cenote, 20 minutes from Tulum, is more like a river than an open pit since it winds through mangroves. Due to its proximity to the sea, it features a mild current, freshwater and saltwater, and birds, fish, and crabs.


Half cenote, half lagoon, Yal-Ku is a haven for snorkelers and scuba divers to witness sea turtles, rays, parrotfish, and barracudas. The cenote reef shelters these animals from bigger predators.

Chaak Tun

If cave swimming sounds appealing, visit Cenote Chaak Tun near Playa del Carmen, an hour from Tulum. A guided trip is required to reach the cenote, which entails trekking and snorkeling. You'll get a wetsuit and snorkel gear with your trip.

El Gran Cenote

This cenote is named grand because to its clean waters, ample exploring space, and resident turtles. This renowned cenote outside Tulum is family-friendly. Bring goggles or snorkels to see submerged stalagmites, and gaze above for bats.

Zacil Ha

This swimming hole is 10 15 minutes from Tulum's center yet nonetheless one of the least popular cenotes. A café, restrooms, and changing rooms make the modest, open-air pool popular.

Sac Actun

Cave enthusiasts may choose this. Sac Actun, the world's longest underwater cave system, is 228 miles (366.93 km) long, with additional channels being uncovered. It has hundreds of cenotes, so you could spend a day hopping.