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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This is a big sunny beach house with 3 air conditioned bedrooms and a beach side swimming pool. Enjoy 2 double kayaks, great sunbathing by the pool or on the beach, grill, big kitchen, awesome ocean views, large living room, open dining room.
Puerto Aventuras| 6 Beds | 5 Bath
Besides all the luxurious features of this gorgeous vacation home, the location is fantastic. Nestled in Puerto Aventuras, you’ll be living the Caribbean lifestyle as soon as you arrive!
Free nights and a meal plan special. Puerto Aventuras| 14 Beds | 7 Bath
Hacienda architecture on the Caribbean! Enjoy this elegant beach villa with 15 bedrooms. Location on beautiful Fatima Bay, on Puerto Aventuras’ main beach. Air conditioned. Oceanfront swimming pool. Sleeps up to 22 people
Puerto Morelos| 3 Bed | 3 Bath
Casa Gaviota is the perfect getaway in a small Riviera Maya town that is close to all amenities and just steps from the beach. If a quiet vacation is your need, this is the place to retreat to.
Puerto Morelos| 3 Beds | 3 Bath
If you’re looking for accommodations that allow you to unwind from the stresses of everyday life, Casa Colibri is just the ticket. Puerto Morelos has a protected marine park off its shores and is close to a host of cenotes.
Tankah Bay – Tulum| 8 Beds | 5 Bath
Beautiful, spacious beachfront 5 bedroom villa on the northwest corner of Tankah Bay. Fully equipped vacation rental with swimming pool, full kitchen, multiple living spaces inside and out, kayaks, some complimentary services.
South Akumal| 4 Beds | 4 Bath
This place really exists and looks just like the tropical paradise in the famous Corona commercials. Its name is Casa Playa del Caribe and it is hidden from the crowds of tourists in a peaceful area of South Akumal, Riviera Maya.
Soliman Bay| 4 Beds | 2 Bath
Casa del Corazon #1 is situated a few steps away from the white sand of Soliman Bay beach. This beach bungalow hosts 2 bedrooms located on separate levels, 2 baths and a modern kitchen. There is also a pool available for Casa’s guests to use.
Tulum Beach| 1 to 4 Beds | 1 Bath
Located on the sugary white beach amongst the slender coconut palm trees, Zamas is a small beachfront cabana hotel. Each bungalow looks just like a romantic Caribbean getaway you would want to stay in with a thatch roof over your head, comfortable beds and private bathrooms.
Soliman Bay – Tulum| 3 Beds | 2 Bath
Enjoy paradise found in this wonderful beach house with 2 bedrooms (1 king and 1 queen), 2 bathrooms, full kitchen and a large open living space. Great beach with a private shade palapa and kayaks for cruising the bay. Sleeps 5
20% Discount! Tankah Bay – Tulum| 7 Beds | 4 Bath
For outdoor lovers, this beach front villa has 4 air conditioned bedrooms and a unique pool level breezeway open to the pool. All bedrooms provide a lovely ocean side view. All the modern convenience.
Tulum Beach| 5 Beds | 4 Bath
Casa Mandala Tulum, A tropical paradise for you to unwind in. Come enjoy this semi-private home tucked away with 2 other homes in a private slice of Paradise.