About Vanessa Z
Lives in Cancun, Mexico
Since Apr. 2015
25-34 year old female
I travel by the 14th rule of the film director Werner Herzog: "Ignite the fire within and explore unknown territory" In my case, I explore the lovely lands of the Mexican Caribbean coast. So here are the tips, tricks and peculiarities I find in my way.
Caverns & Caves
Reefs, Caverns & Caves, Scuba & Snorkeling
Caverns & Caves
Bodies of Water, Caverns & Caves
Caverns & Caves, Bodies of Water
Learn about the ancient Mayan people in this beautiful, sacred walled city. Discover temples and observatories among the ruins here, all with incredible views of the Caribbean Sea. And after your visit, have a dip in the turquoise waters to cool off.
Below the Mayan ruins, the Mayan Beach provides gorgeous sugary sands lined with palm trees, and cool turquoise waters — feels just like paradise on earth!
Whether you want to arrange a dive or just to jump in and have a swim, you'll love the transparent and ultra-refreshing waters of this natural underground cave. This cenote is slightly less well-known than others — with no official entrance — so perfect if you fancy getting slightly off the tourist trail.
This is a very quiet, clean, and friendly beach where you can rent a hammock and take in the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Plus, you can get sun loungers, umbrellas, drinks, and snacks from the beach club.
If you only have time to visit one cenote, this should be it! Whether you're snorkeling or diving, this underground river — consisting of three separate caves — is simply stunning.
This cenote offers a majestic view and is perfect for peace and spiritual seekers. Locals believe that cenotes are sacred and mystic portals connecting the underworld with the surface of the earth — and this cenote certainly feels magical! Let the water's healing properties relax your mind, body, and soul.
If you haven't visited a cenote before, the Gran Cenote is a great place to start. It's easy to access. near the Tulum hotels, and formed of two underground caves joined by a tunnel that's easy to swim down — plus, there's also an open-air area, if you're nervous about being underground for too long.
This family-friendly cenote is more like an open-air natural swimming lake. You'll have a blast while swimming in the 'crystal' clear waters, surrounded by tropical foliage, palm trees, iguanas, and coconuts.