Cenote Azul
Cenote Azul
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Cenote Azul (meaning blue cenote in Spanish) is an open-air cenote with several gorgeous pools of varying depths. The waters never get above 75°F, making it a great place to cool off and enjoy a refreshing swim. It's also popular among families for its shallow waters and easy access. The clear waters are abundant with marine life and are great for snorkeling; we hear that the fishes will give your feet a good exfoliation and spa, too. If you're feeling daring, there are also cliffs that you can jump from. There are two other well-known cenotes nearby: Cenote Eden and Cenote Cristalino. Join a full-day cenote excursion to experience them all. – Tripadvisor
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  • Bonnie B
    Amarillo, Texas136 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Garden of Eden!!!
    We were on a Carnival Cruise and this was one of the excursions we took. It was such an amazing experience! We went cenote hopping and ended the trip in a Mayan village where we enjoyed a fabulous meal. We are always looking for ways to share new cultures and our passion for travel with our boys and this was truly a wonderful experience for us all. Our guide, Pamela, was informative and knowledgeable. Our boys, aged 8 and 10, had the greatest time zip lining and cliff diving into the cenotes. It was truly a magical experience. The water was so beautiful it seemed unreal!! Everyone should experience this at least once in their lifetime!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Ilovetravel
    Birmingham, United Kingdom390 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great fun at this cenote
    Apparently this is small as cenotes go and it was quite busy being very accessible from the road. It cost 90 mx$, changing facilities poor but we loved the cenote itself which is just a 5 min walk down a few steps and gentle incline. Beautiful area to swim, fairly shallow in places but a few deeper dropoffs. We had a great couple hours here.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 14 August 2023
  • RudySzymon
    Chicago, Illinois1,265 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large cenote full of sunshine.
    Large cenote with crystal clear water. Plenty of sunshine to allow time to explore it for a long time. Plenty of space to sit on the edge allowing the little fish to work on your skin.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Theo Sxm
    207 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredibly beautiful
    Incredibly beautiful. Go there early, at opening if possible because the parking lot isn't very big, otherwise you have to park outside, and it's a long walk. We stayed there less than 2 hours, arriving at 10:30 a.m. Around 12 p.m., the big influences arrive and too many people in the afternoon.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 January 2024
  • jamesi1919
    Leeds, United Kingdom30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic water and place to jump
    I visited this cenote in June 2018, what an amazing place. It was part of a trip from a local independent guide and what a trip we had. The water is crystal clear water with some big and small fish to watch so take a snorkel and mask. There are a few places to dive from, the best one is the big cliff. The water doesn't looks deep but it's a lot deeper than it looks under the cliff. Be aware that you are asked not to wear sun cream for the sake of the fish and water quality. I would also recommend some kind of shoe as the rocks and stones on the climb up can be a bit sharp. I'd also advise to get there early as it's best to be in on your own to enjoy the best experience.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 January 2024
  • mtnclimber3
    Colorado11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice cenote just across from our hotel
    Beautiful. Shallow throughout most with a ton of tetras, cichlids, and sail fin molly's. 1-2 deeper parts safe to cliff jump which was really fun. Be aware they have changed their prices. It is no longer as cheep as other reviews said. Still not bad, but they did want $12 a person. Bring more if you want to rent a mask, locker, etc.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 April 2024
  • Ginuwine
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Cenote Azul for a Great Day in Nature
    Cenote Azul is a beautiful place to visit, with an entry fee of $180 MXN per person. The clear blue water is perfect for swimming, and you'll see lots of Mexican wildlife like iguanas, geckos, and coatis. It's a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy nature. Highly recommend checking it out!
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 June 2024
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Ginuwine
Amsterdam, The Netherlands119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
Cenote Azul is a beautiful place to visit, with an entry fee of $180 MXN per person.

The clear blue water is perfect for swimming, and you'll see lots of Mexican wildlife like iguanas, geckos, and coatis.

It's a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy nature. Highly recommend checking it out!
Written 10 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

mtnclimber3
Colorado11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Beautiful. Shallow throughout most with a ton of tetras, cichlids, and sail fin molly's. 1-2 deeper parts safe to cliff jump which was really fun. Be aware they have changed their prices. It is no longer as cheep as other reviews said. Still not bad, but they did want $12 a person. Bring more if you want to rent a mask, locker, etc.
Written 18 April 2024
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nicoled09
Winnipeg, Canada47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
This was a super fun afternoon. It was quiet and lots of places to swim. We really enjoyed this space. It was great for adults or kids.
Written 10 February 2024
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jamesi1919
Leeds, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I visited this cenote in June 2018, what an amazing place. It was part of a trip from a local independent guide and what a trip we had. The water is crystal clear water with some big and small fish to watch so take a snorkel and mask. There are a few places to dive from, the best one is the big cliff. The water doesn't looks deep but it's a lot deeper than it looks under the cliff. Be aware that you are asked not to wear sun cream for the sake of the fish and water quality. I would also recommend some kind of shoe as the rocks and stones on the climb up can be a bit sharp. I'd also advise to get there early as it's best to be in on your own to enjoy the best experience.
Written 31 January 2024
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Cathy S
New York City, NY24 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
If you're short on time and money and lack a car this is an ok option. Because the collectivo can drop you right in front, since it's on the highway. And the entry fee of 150 pesos is not too bad. BUT: don't imagine you'll be having a magical cenote experience. The pools are small, shallow and hard to swim in; the place is CROWDED; there were about 50-60 people there crowding around small pools; a hideous electric tower looms over the place, and there's the din of highway traffic in the background. Arrive early if you want to find some peace and quiet.
Written 9 January 2024
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Theo Sxm
St Martin207 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Incredibly beautiful. Go there early, at opening if possible because the parking lot isn't very big, otherwise you have to park outside, and it's a long walk.
We stayed there less than 2 hours, arriving at 10:30 a.m. Around 12 p.m., the big influences arrive and too many people in the afternoon.
Written 7 January 2024
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RudySzymon
Chicago, IL1,265 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Large cenote with crystal clear water. Plenty of sunshine to allow time to explore it for a long time. Plenty of space to sit on the edge allowing the little fish to work on your skin.
Written 26 November 2023
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Kevin s
Chicago, IL14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful, multi pooled cenote. A little crowded and cost 10 us$ per person. Probably better ones do your research.
Written 25 November 2023
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Ilovetravel
Birmingham, UK390 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Apparently this is small as cenotes go and it was quite busy being very accessible from the road. It cost 90 mx$, changing facilities poor but we loved the cenote itself which is just a 5 min walk down a few steps and gentle incline. Beautiful area to swim, fairly shallow in places but a few deeper dropoffs. We had a great couple hours here.
Written 14 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ck_Nest
Kennesaw, GA679 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
This is an open Cenote which has a few hidden spots with mini Cenotes around. Sunscreen is not allowed as it damages the environment. Bring water as it can get a little warm. There is a six meter drop you can jump into the water if desired.

This place gets crowded so get there as early as possible. (Both for the parking and to have a spot on the shore.) Sundays are super packed so go on another day if possible.

We were here all day and enjoyed it the whole time.
Written 18 July 2023
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