Cenote Tankah

Situated near the beautiful town of Tulum, Cenote Tankah is one of the most breathtaking wonders of the Riviera Maya. The stunning place combines the natural beauty of the location and the local culture to offer an experience unlike any other.

Swimming in Cenote Tankah 

Cenote Tankah establishes a connection between Nohoch Na Chich, one of the world’s most comprehensive underwater cave systems, with the ocean. Furthermore, divers at the Cenote Tankah are bound to feel like they are swimming amidst a tropical rainforest, thanks to the surrounding mangrove forest.

There are four beautiful cenotes in the area. The connection to the ocean paves the way for a fresh saltwater mix. Thus, you can treat your eyes to different types of fresh and saltwater fish. In addition to the fishes, the small caves surrounding the cenotes welcome manatees from time to time. It is recommended that the swimmers keep their eyes out for them. The cenote Tankah is of great value to many travellers as Mayans believed that it is where the underworld united with life on earth.

Besides swimming, you can also indulge in other experiences. For instance, the zip line attraction is one of the main things that visitors participate in. You can also jump off diving boards at the Piranha Cenote in Tankah. This one is a partially open cenote which means that a good amount of sunlight comes in, which allows you to spot the fantastic stalactites that have been formed over millions of years.

The Naval cenote is another open cenote wherein guests can indulge in fun activities like zipline travelling, canoeing, and so forth. You can also come down to the Cenote Azul and take some time off to relax at the crystal-clear water body.

How Can Travellers Get to Cenote Tankah from Tulum? 

There are several ways in which you can head to Tankah from Tulum. First, the cenotes are not too far away from the town of Tulum, which means that you can get to your desired location on foot even.

If you wish to wind up your travel in a cost-effective manner, you can board a Colectivo van. These vans are unique to the region and can confer upon you an opportunity to indulge in the local travelling ways. You can also get to the location via taxi.

You can also visit the cenotes as a part of a tour of the archaeological site of Tulum. It is one of the easiest ways to get to your desired location, and the guides ensure an enlightening experience.

Things to Know 

Here are some things you should keep in mind while planning a trip to Cenote Tankah:

  • It is recommended that visitors wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • The weather can get hot and humid, which is why you may need sunglasses, and hats or caps to protect yourself against the scorching heat.
  • You should bring along a camera.
  • Biodegradable sunscreens can help. Visitors are recommended against using any other types of sunscreens as they can harm the natural ecosystem.
  • You should bring along a decent amount of cash to take care of any personal costs.
  • Two people can participate in the zip line activity together, and the combined weight shall not exceed 120 kg.