Cenote El Pit

The Cenote El Pit is one of the most unique and stunning cenotes at Tulum, Mexico. It is situated inside the famous Dos Ojos Natural Park, located at a distance of 22km north of Tulum. It is also not too far away from Playa del Carmen and the Xpu Ha.

Swimming in Cenote El Pit 

The most stunning features of the Cenote El Pit are the dazzling light beams which are a sight to behold on a sunny day. Thanks to the crystal clear water, the light can reach 40 meters down to the bottom.

The Pit Cenote is also home to a unique layer of hydrogen sulfide at the cavern’s bottom, which looks stunning in pictures. As you make your way down to the area, it will appear as if you are close to a fog.

If you are in Tulum, you shouldn’t miss the chance of going diving at this breathtaking location. You can book dives with any one of the dive shops in the area, and they will make arrangements for transportation and equipment rentals.

The best time to go diving at the El Pit Cenote is from late morning to early afternoon on a sunny day. You can treat your eyes to the mesmerizing light beams during these hours. In addition, you can bring a camera into a pit. Small, underwater cameras are available for free. Meanwhile, you will have to pay an additional fee to bring along a larger and more professional camera.

How Can Travellers Get to Cenote El Pit from Tulum? 

The Cenote El Pit is located between Tulum and Playa Del Carmen. If you are travelling down from Tulum, it will take you around 20 minutes. However, if you want to explore the beautiful, natural surroundings en route to the Cenote, it would be best to rent a car.

However, if you wish to wind up your trip at a cheaper rate, it would be best if you hired the services of a taxi or got aboard a local van. Then, once you have reached the Dos Ojos park, you can walk down the dirt road to the Dos Ojos Cenote and travel further down until you reach your desired location or “The Pit Cenote”.

Things to Know 

If you plan a trip to the famous Cenote El Pit, the following tips can ensure a hassle-free trip. Read on to know more:

  • Parking spots are available for divers. You can also assemble your gear on tables in the parking location.
  • It is recommended that you get in touch with dive shops to take care of transportation and diving types of equipment.
  • It is best to visit the Cenote during months wherein the weather is sunny and warm.
  • If you wish to bring along a larger and more professional camera to shoot your visit, you will have to pay 300 pesos or 500 pesos for a combined trip to the El Pit and the Dos Ojos Cenotes.
  • If you wish to go snorkeling, a GoPro dome is the best option for underwater shots.