The Riviera Maya is full of cenotes everywhere, some very well known, others very little known and others still unknown. So sometimes it gets a little complicated to choose which one to go to, among so many options.
But if you allow us to give you a recommendation, the cenote that you have to visit is the Cenote Azul Riviera Maya and right now we will tell you about it.
Cenote Azul Riviera Maya
Cenote Azul is a cenote located between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Its turquoise blue waters are very striking and it is an open cenote with several shallow areas.
Something that highlights the landscape of this place is that the blue cenote has an L shape and at the same time, its shallow areas make it ideal to visit with the family.
How to get to Cenote Azul?
Cenote Azul is located 20 km away from Playa del Carmen and 10 km from Puerto Aventuras. Of course, if we leave from Cancun, this distance is approximately 138 km.
If you leave from Playa del Carmen, you really won’t have many problems to get to this cenote. You can take the shuttle service from Tulum. This means of transportation can be found from the fifth avenue of Playa del Carmen. As such, its destination is downtown Tulum, but you can ask the driver to drop you off at the entrance of Cenote Azul. Of course, you also have the option of a cab from Playa del Carmen.
If you are in Cancun, the best transfer option is the private transportation service and remember that we can help you with that. We offer private transfers in comfortable, safe, clean vehicles and of course, equipped with air conditioning and WIFI.
In case you want another type of transfer, you can choose to take the Playa Express colectivo. This colectivo has a cost of 55.00 MXN per person and its destination is Playa del Carmen.
Remember that in Playa del Carmen you can take another colectivo or a cab to get to Cenote Azul.
Cenote Azul Activities
The main activity in Cenote Azul is undoubtedly snorkeling, but of course the place is equipped to do some other activities inside it. So right now we will tell you what they are.
- Snorkeling: The cenote is very beautiful and of course, it lends itself to swimming and snorkeling. Remember that it is a cenote that has several shallow areas, therefore, it is a safe place for the whole family: It is a safe place for the whole family.
- Diving: In spite of having many shallow areas, the cenote still lends itself to diving. It should be noted that like any other place in the region, it is necessary to be certified as a professional diver.
- Artistic photography: The beauty of this cenote is perfect for lovers of artistic photography, so if you are one of them, forget your bathing suit and bring your best suits to immortalize your stay here.
- Picni: As we have said from the beginning, the place is completely family friendly, so if you are looking for a day in the countryside, contemplating nature and enjoying the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, this is the place to be.
If you thought that the place as such was “literally” an approach to nature, where you were going to say goodbye to bathrooms, showers or lounge chairs, you are very wrong.
El Cenote Azul is equipped for the comfort of all its visitors and has:
- Rental of life jackets and snorkel equipment.
- Basic store.
- Parking lot.
It should be noted that it is best to bring your own supplies, since the prices of the store that has the place, tend to be high.
Hours and Costs
The cenote is open from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm every day of the year and the approximate cost is $120 Mexican pesos ($6 USD), $100 pesos for residents of Quintana Roo and $80 pesos ($4 USD) for children from 4 to 8 years old.
It should be noted that these costs may change without prior notice, but do not exceed 200.00 MXN ($10 USD).
The Riviera Maya is not only beaches, there are also caverns, natural parks and cenotes and one of the advantages of visiting a cenote, is to be able to visit others, because they are almost always close to each other. So without a doubt, you have to live the experience of visiting, knowing and enjoying the blue cenote.