Cenote Escondido

Located at a distance of 3.8 miles south of Tulum Town, Cenote Escondido is a perfect location for people who love to indulge in activities such as swinging ropes, snorkeling, diving, swimming, and so forth. You can also treat your eyes to cool turtles while out at the famous Cenote Escondido. This spot is not too far away from Cenote Cristal or Cenote Naharon.

Swimming in Cenote Escondido 

This cenote is located opposite the Cenote Cristal on the highway. It will take you around 10 minutes on foot to reach the beautiful location from the road. The site stays open from 9 AM to 5 PM.

This cenote boasts crystal-clear water, and you can see fishes and turtles easily while swimming along the water. As compared to other famous cenotes nearby Tulum, this cenote is relatively quieter and more peaceful. If you wish to swim away from the hustle and bustle of crowds, you should pay a visit to this beautiful location. There is an elevated wooden platform that visitors can jump from.

While the Cenote Escondido is excellent for a refreshing swim, there is not much to see underwater. However, one great advantage is that you can check out the Cenote Cristal under the same entrance fee. You can also go cavern diving at Cenote Escondido for an additional cost.

How Can Travellers Get to Cenote Escondido from Tulum? 

This calm and scenic cenote is located at a distance of 6 km or 3.8 miles south of the famous town of Tulum. You can get to the location via car, and it will take around 10 minutes. However, if you wish to travel via bike, it will take you approximately 20 minutes.

You can also hire the services of a taxi if you do not wish to rent a car or a bicycle. However, it will cost you around 100 to 200 pesos for a cab. Once you reach Cenote Cristal, you can walk down to the Cenote Escondido. The latter is located on the left side of the highway, and you will have to traverse across a gravel road to reach your desired location. If you wish to travel the distance on foot, it will take you around 10 minutes. However, the length is shorter via bike.

There is a small parking lot available wherein you can lock your bike amidst the trees.

Things to Know 

If you are planning a trip to Cenote Escondido, you should keep the following tips in mind to ensure a fantastic and tranquil trip:

  • If you wish to go to one cenote, you will have to pay around 70 pesos. However, you can visit both Cenote Escondido and Cenote Cristal for 120 pesos. You will have a wear a red wristband until you finish your trip.
  • If you wish to add cavern diving to your travel itinerary, you will have to pay a total of 200 pesos.
  • Outdoor showers are available, wherein you can wash any lotions or creams. Visitors are recommended against wearing sunscreen as it can cause harm to nature.
  • There are rustic toilets available.
  • You can also have picnics, and picnic tables have been made available to guests. However, visitors are recommended against leaving behind any trash.