4 uncrowded cenotes in Mexico you must see

Are you looking for a fresh refreshment without of waiting in a crowd? Enjoying nature and an unbelievable swimming experience in a natural pit made with limerock that has groundwater underneath? Swimming with colorful fishes, jumping of cliffs or even zipline? Swimming in a cenote is a wonderful thing, but the crowds of tourist and sometimes even waiting lines can turn an amazing experience into a bad one.

Cenotes – whether for swimming, snorkeling or diving are the highlight in Riviera Maya, a huge, natural adventure playground. Whether you’re staying in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum or Mérida you can easily find a few cenotes around.

Let’s take a look at some hidden cenotes in México and let’s find out what makes each of them unique.


Cenote Calavera

The Cenote Calavera is a great place for divers, while this cenote may look small from the surface it opens up considerably below the surface. Cenote Calavera is located right outside of Tulum on the road to Coba. As there are no stairs to go down, the dive begins with a jump of 3 meters. Already under water, disorientation and getting lost is relatively easy, due to the complexity of the caves and the darkness.

  • Opening times: 9:00am-16:00pm
  • Price: $100 MXN pesos
  • Dive Cost: $200 MXN pesos
  • Location: Cenote Calavera, Quintana Roo 109, Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
  • Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/jRdboV9uWVr


Cenote Nicte -Ha

Nicte-Ha cenote is more like a lake with blue turquoise, crystal-clear water. This cenote is completely open, surrounded by luscious green vegetation and some portions of the water even contain lillypads. Around the cenote is very lush, with tons of vegetation growing in and out the cenote, and somehow it seems like you’re swimming in a secret garden. Cenote Nicte-Ha is located inside the same park where you can also find Cenote Dos Ojos.

  • Opening times: daily from 8:00am-17:00pm.
  • Price: $100 MXN pesos
  • Location: Cenote Nicte-Ha Rd, Quintana Roo, Mexico
  • Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/Luo6NfnfwjB2


Cenote Verde Lucero

Lucero Verde is one open cenote with crystal clear waters and beautiful vegetation. It has a zipline, from where you throw yourself into the water. Another option is to jump into the water from two of the natural platforms: one of three meters and another, seven meters. The whole scenery look very jungle. Launching of the platforms represents for many a unique feeling that is not experienced from the zip lines.

  • Opening time: daily 9:00am-17:00pm
  • Price: $100 MXN pesos
  • Location: Cenote Verde Lucero, Ruta de los cenotes Km 17 Carretera, Quintana Roo Puerto Morelos – Leona Vicario, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexiko
  • Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/e7C8dY875iw


Cenote Saamal

Saamal, located in the Hacienda Selva Maya, is another lesser visited cenote. You will find the amazing Saamal Cenote with an artificial waterfall. You will need to descend down stone steps. There are multiple viewing platforms to take photos from. There is one jump that is about 3 meters high. If you are not jumping there are multiple entrances down wooden steps into the cenote.

  • Opening time: from 10:00am-17:00pm
  • Price: $50MXN pesos
  • Location: Hacienda Selva Maya, Carretera Federal, Valladolid – Merida Km. 3.5, 97780 Valladolid, Yuc., México
  • Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/qGxrEjXobiD2