Gran Cenote

Mexico is a country brimming with unique people and history. As the country in Latin America with the most incredible amount of tourism, Mexico offers a diversity of opportunities to explore its historical landmarks or indulge in one of its several unique resorts right on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Ocean. And one such destination found on the Yucatán Peninsula, Tulum, has rapidly gone from an unknown fishing city of Mexico to an outstanding holiday destination. Tulum is not only home to beautiful beaches but has lush green forest, Mayan ruins, stunning lagoons, incredible nightlife, and breathtaking cenotes.

Cenotes are big holes or sinkholes like shallow areas filled with crystal-clear blue waters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling experience. If you are in Tulum and want to have the best Cenote Experience, head to Gran Cenote, and we promise you won’t be disappointed. It is one of the best Cenotes in the whole of Mexico.

The facilities at Gran Cenote, Tulum

The perks of visiting a touristy Gran cenote are that the amenities are adapted as per the tourists’ needs.

  • Availability of bathrooms and changing rooms? There are bathrooms and changing rooms on-site, as well as lockers to keep your belongings protected. You can also rent diving and snorkeling gear and equipment if you don’t possess your snorkel and mask, but be aware that the quality might not always be the best. Although carrying your gear is highly recommended. If you plan to rent equipment or a locker, be sure you have your ID cards.
  • Where to eat? Although You can find no restaurants or eating joints on the site, There’s a small shop selling various treats and drinks and picnic tables near the admission area. However, you are allowed to carry your food inside the cenote. Otherwise, there are a bunch of restaurants in Tulum just a few miles away.
  • How much does it cost? The Gran Cenote entrance fee is MX$180 or $10, and renting a snorkeling kit will additionally cost you up to MX$80. You have to pay MX$30 separately for the locker and an MX$50 for the life jacket.
  • How To Reach? Gran Cenote is only 5 kilometers away from Tulum town, located on the highway heading to Coba, making it the ideal day trip. Gran cenote can get extremely crowded, so it is best to arrive early for a decent atmosphere. To get there, you can drive or hire a taxi toward Cobá until you see the Gran Cenote sign.
  • Opening hours: it is open from 08:00  am to 04.45 pm. No entries are accepted after 04:15 pm.

Plan Your Trip To Gran Cenote Tulum Today! 

As the name suggests, Gran Cenote is one of the giant cenotes in the region consisting of many different cenotes meandering along the verdant forest floor connected by wooden walkways. The color of the water is so clear that one can spot fish swimming without even snorkeling. Gran Cenote is one of the trendy spots for snorkel lovers. Of course, dives can also be arranged here. Despite the crowds and the high prices, most travelers recommend this place as a must-visit. Gran Cenote is the perfect antidote to the heat and humidity of the Coba ruins. So what are you waiting for? Plan your trip today!