Cenote Dos Ojos

Last Updated Oct 18, 2023

Visit one of the most beautiful cenotes in the Riviera Maya

The famous Cenote Dos Ojos (Two Eyes) is located just 13 miles north of Tulum and is definitely one of the most impressive cenotes in the whole Riviera Maya. This cenote is a must for anyone who wants to discover the impressive geology that has allowed the emergence of the cenotes.

Cenote Dos Ojos: what to see? things to do?

What are the main activities during the visit to Cenote Dos Ojos?

The network of underground caves, the one that has allowed the emergence of the centoes in the Yucatan peninsula, is the largest in the world. In fact, cenote dos Ojos is one of the most famous and most popular in the region. Dos Ojos is the perfect cenote for the practice of scuba diving, as it consists of two different sink holes (the two eyes) connected by a 200-feet (60-meter) long underground tunnel.

Cenote Dos Ojos

This long tunnel is an exceptional experience for divers wishing to explore the depths of the freshwater network in the Yucatan Peninsula. No wonder beginning divers love it for this reason, as the passageway is quite easy to explore and it doesn’t require much diving expertise. 👉 Do you want to learrn more about scuba diving in the Riviera Maya? Click here!

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Are there other cenotes to visit in the Dos Ojos cenote park?

Yes, you will find almost 30 cenotes in this park.

The greater Parque Dos Ojos cenote area covers about 51 miles of flooded cave system and over 28 known sinkholes. However, consider that not all cenotes belong just to one owner.

For that reason, and also due to its connection to the Sac Actun System, more experienced divers also find it one of the most interesting cenotes to visit and explore.

What if you don’t practice scuba diving? Is Dos Ojos still worth a visit?

In a word, definitely!

Here, we’re talking about one of the most spectacular cenotes in the Riviera Maya (and actually in the whole world). Its waters have a fascinating crystal clear kind of luminescent blue color that makes snorkeling or just swimming an extraordinary experience.

Cenote Dos Ojos is an excellent place to simply spend a beautiful and refreshing day in the company of your friends or family, as it includes some great facilities such as a restaurant, changing rooms, bathrooms, and there are even a few lockers for rent which come quite handy when you want to get in the water and need to keep your belongings safe.

You can also find snorkel gear for rental at this cenote.

Is it possible to visit the Dos Ojos cenote by yourself or with a guide?

Both options are possible!

At the entrance to Parque Dos Ojos they will ask you if you want:

  • a tour by yourself
  • a guided tour

Unless you want to explore the tunnel that we have already talked about and go on a diving tour, an activity for which the company of a guide is mandatory, we recommend that you visit the cenote without a guide to discover it in your own way.

Cenote Dos Ojos: important information to plan your visit

How much is the admission to Cenote Dos Ojos?

The entrance fee for Parque Dos Ojos costs $350 MXN or about $17 USD, depending on the exchange rate.

Is it possible to book a tour to visit Cenote Dos Ojos?

There’s another option for $700 MXN or $35 USD that includes a tour of the park, guide, transportation, life jacket, snorkeling equipment, and access to the batcave.

If you don’t want to pay for the full tour, but would still like to rent snorkeling gear, you can get it for $70 MXN or $4 USD.

👉 Take a look to our guided tours.

What are Parque Dos Ojos opening hours?

Cenote Dos Ojos is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You can also visit other cenotes that are located within the park such as Cenote Los Monos, Cenote Mystery Maya, Cenote Jaguar, Cenote Dos Palmas, Cenote Nic Te Ha, Cenote Taak Bi Ha and Cenote the Pit.

Each one has its own entry fee and particularities, such a temazcal at Dos Palmas, and a zipline at Jaguar.

Make sure to to do your homework before visiting to learn if all these cenotes are open to the public on the day of your visit and the cost of the different entrance fees.

How to get to Cenote Dos Ojos

You can get to Cenote Ik Kil on your own if you have chosen to rent a car for your vacatin in the Riviera Maya.

You can also take a taxi to get to the cenote, always remember to negotiate the price before getting on the taxi.

Buses or "combis" (vans) can also drop you off near cenote ik kil from the entrance to Chichén Itzá site. This option is certainly very cheap, but it takes more time... a lot more.

Another option is to rent a car with a driver. The advantage of this last option, unlike a taxi or a "combis", is that your driver will be waiting for you throughout your visit.

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What are the rules for swimming in the cenotes?

Cenotes are extremely fragile ecosystems. Therefore, it is essential to respect very strict hygiene measures before swimming to avoid contaminating the waters of the cenotes.

It is prohibited to use sunscreen or mosquito repellent before entering the water.

A shower before entering the cenote is mandatory to remove all traces of these highly polluting products from your body.

People with dyed hair are asked not to get into the cenote because dyes are highly polluting. It is important to respect these measures to preserve the cenotes that are under strong tourist pressure and risk of contamination.

Another basic safety measure is wearing life jackets. Cenote Dos Ojos is very deep. So, you must be very careful and always pay attention to children if you with them.

Scuba diving

A fun fact about Cenote Dos Ojos

Why is Cenote Dos Ojos so famous?

TV appearances

In the past two decades, Dos Ojos has been featured both in the IMAX documentary from 2002, Journey into Amazing Caves, and in the horror movie from 2006, The Cave, as well as in other Discovery Channel and BBC shows.

Recente scientific discoveries
This, together with the recent discovery that Dos Ojos is connected to the longest known underwater cave system of Sac Actun, has made of Dos Ojos one of the most popular and visited cenotes in the region.

To summarize

Parque Cenote Dos Ojos has a little bit of everything for everybody

From one of the most attractive underground worlds for scuba diving exploration, to a variety of enjoyable open air sinkholes for a refreshing splash with the family, and great facilities for your comfort and safety.

Dos Ojos is the kind of place that you can only find in the Riviera Maya and it’s definitely worth a day of your vacations in this paradise-like region of the Mexican Caribbean.

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