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.
Stay Close By These Natural Wonders
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.
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.
Special promotions and rates! Playa del Carmen – Central| 1 to 4 Beds | 1 to 3 Bath
With a perfect location between 5th Av. and the beach, these 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units have deluxe interiors, pool, AC, WiFi, and cable. Select penthouses offer jacuzzis for your relaxation!
Soliman Bay| 2 Beds | 1 Bath
Casa Corazon #3 is one of the most secluded bungalows nestled next to the pool, just steps from Soliman Bay beach. This 2-bedroom, 2 bath bungalow comes with a fully-equipped kitchen and an ample terrace, overlooking the jungle and the beach.
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.
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
Tulum Beach| 6 Beds | 5 Bath
Enjoy this 5 bedroom ocean view beach house affiliated with Zamas Bungalows on Tulum beach. Located across the street from the beach, 100 mtrs./yrds from Zamas. Service from the restaurant and dive shop next door are steps away.
Choose from 3 Special Deals! Tulum Beach| 1 Bed | 1 Bath
Extraordinary Tulum Beach Boutique Hotel. The Beach Tulum is an adult only, boutique hotel that provides all the luxury amenities you could dream of while staying true to the bohemian feel of this beautiful beachfront town.
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.
Tulum Beach| 6 Beds | 5 Bath
Claim the best section of Tulum’s beach to yourself and stay at eco-friendly Casa Carolina! With 5 bedroom, 5.5 baths, beachfront pool, amazing rooftop bar, flat screen TV’s in each bedroom and free Wi-Fi everything you need for a perfect vacation…
Tankah Bay – Tulum| 4 Beds | 3 Bath
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.
Playa del Carmen – Central| 1 to 4 Beds | 1 to 3 Bath
Deluxe condo rentals just across the street from Playa del Carmen main beach. Enjoy a luxurious interior, 1-3 bedrooms, AC, WiFi, full kitchen, facility pool, gardens, penthouse units have jacuzzi & partial ocean view. Sleeps 2-6.