The Wonderful Cenote Azul!

Last Updated Oct 18, 2023

Cenote Azul (Blue cenote) is part of the hundreds of miles of an underground river system in the Riviera Maya, with a rather peculiar history and unparalleled natural beauty.

Some parts of these caves and rivers are completely underground, others are partially covered, and some are totally exposed on the surface and look more like a regular lake. In these places, especially those that are underground, you can find some impressive stalactites and stalagmites, some are simply fun to swim through, and almost all are beautiful.

With some of the bluest waters you've ever seen, schools of fish, and a wide diversity of fun and exciting outdoor activities, Cenote Azul is one of the most popular natural wonders in the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Cenote Azul in Playa del Carmen

Although Mexico is home to numerous pools and cenotes, Cenote Azul is relatively unique. Instead of being hidden in a dark cave or covered by stunning stalactites and stalagmites, the top of Cenote Azul is completely open.

Located south of Puerto Aventuras (which is 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen and 30 minutes from Tulum), Cenote Azul is an easy day trip for many travelers visiting the Riviera Maya.

What makes Cenote Azul unique?

Cenote Azul is known for its spectacularly clear water, which is a product of the rain and the flow of the uderground rivers. The water is so translucent and blue that you will quickly understand why this cenote got its name. It is the perfect place to swim, dive or snorkel during your trip to the Yucatan Peninsula.

The lush vegetation and crystal blue waters are really beautiful. There are many types of fish to see in this cenote. The rocks can become very slippery, so it is not recommended for people who have limited mobilty.

The people watching over the cenote ask all visitors to shower and avoid wearing sunscreen. These are important measures to protect the biodiversity in the cenote.

Undoubtedly, the true highlight of Cenote Azul is the beautiful pool of crystal clear water that is home to a wide diversity of fishes. You will see that once you get into the water, you will immediately feel the tingling caused by the movement of the fishes swimming around you. The water is so clear that the rocks and vegetation inside the cenote set an incomparable landscape. An ideal place for a photoshoot to show off on social media.

In addition, in the cenote you will also find facilities such as a platform from which you can jump. This is one of the most exciting activities on site.

The crystal clear water in Cenote Azul

So it is clear, a visit to the Cenote Azul will be about watching the marine wildlife of the jungle in the Riviera Maya as well as an experience to reconnect with nature. Also, it is worth mentioning that the temperature of the water in Cenote Azul is perfect to refresh in a warm day. Both, children and adults will have a great time in ths place.

Another important feature of this impressive place is that the cenote area is really big, so you will have no problem finding a quiet place to relax while you watch the iguanas that walk nearby.

In the mood for adventure activities? This cenote is a perfect place to learn how to scuba dive .

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