Cenotes and Caverns

Cenotes Worth Exploring In the Riviera Maya and Costa Maya

With over 700 kms of explored caverns in the Riviera Maya, no wonder there are so many caverns to discover.

The unique landscape of the Yucatan Peninsula has made it the place to see this underground river system as an explorer, a snorkeler, or even a scuba diver. But where does one begin? Which cenote is best? If I am to experience a cenote on my vacation which one should I see?

These are questions we get all the time and our answer has remained the same for 20 years.

Every single cenote has unique features in and of themselves. Some cenotes are true caverns with an overhead environment. Some cenotes are open to the environment an feel like a giant swimming pool.

But what truly makes each cenote unique is what lies underneath the surface. This is what defines and differentiates one cenote to another. It is what lies beneath the surface that makes each and every location unique and incomparable to another.

Start With This List and Keep Discovering

This list of cenotes is by no means exhaustive, but it is a good start. We have highlighted if the cenote is best for swimming, snorkeling, or diving. Each description outlines services or lack of services at each location.

Each cenote property is privately owned and each owner decides which services they offer. They also determine the entrance fees based on their services. Some have small restaurants, some have public washrooms. Some are just a place to swim with no services at all.

All are beautiful locations that showcase the environmental diversity in the Yucatan Peninsula. No where else in the world will you see cenotes and caverns like this, which is why many locations are popular dive and snorkeling sites.

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Angelita Cenote

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Boca de Pluma Cenote and Eco Park

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Carwash Cenote (Aktun Ha)

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Cenote Azul - Riviera Maya

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Cenote Eric

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Cenote Manatee (Casa Cenote)

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Chaak Tun Cenote

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Chac Mool Cenote

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Chickin Ha Cenote

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Cristalino Cenote

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Dos Ojos Cenote

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Dos Osos Cenote

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Escondido Cenote

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Gran Cenote

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Kantun Chi Cenote

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Kin Ha Cenote

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Labna Ha Cenote

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Ponderosa Cenote

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Siete Bocas Cenote

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Taj Mahal Cenote

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Tak Be Ha Cenote

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Temple of Doom (Calavera) Cenote

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Xcacel Cenote

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Xunaan Ha Cenote

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Yaax Mul Cenote

Yaax Mul Cenote

Cenote Azul - Bacalar

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