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Cenote Snorkeling : a fun and easy tour for the whole family

Updated: Nov 24, 2023

Tulum offers a breathtaking array of snorkeling experiences, each with its unique charm. While both cenotes and coral reefs promise underwater wonders, the choice between the two depends on the adventurer's preferences and the desire for distinct aquatic landscapes.

A woman snorkeling in a cenote, underwater and outside the water view
Cenote snorkeling tour

Cenote snorkeling in Tulum

Tulum's cenotes, natural sinkholes formed by collapsed cave systems, are freshwater marvels. Crystal-clear waters unveil a surreal subterranean world adorned with limestone formations and submerged tree roots. Snorkeling in cenotes, such as the renowned Casa Cenote or the mystical Pet Cemetery (Sac Actun) Cenote, provides a tranquil and enchanting experience. The calm, clear waters allow for unhurried exploration, revealing hidden nooks and crannies where sunlight plays with shadows. Cenotes offer a unique opportunity to connect with nature in a serene setting, away from the ocean's waves.

Reef snorkeling in Tulum

On the other hand, Tulum's coral reefs, part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, are a vibrant marine ecosystem teeming with life. Snorkeling along the coast, especially at the Great Mayan Reef, unveils a kaleidoscope of coral formations and a dazzling array of tropical fish. The rhythmic dance of colorful marine life against the backdrop of vibrant coral creates an immersive and lively underwater spectacle. Reefs offer a dynamic snorkeling experience, with the chance to encounter sea turtles, rays, and an abundance of diverse marine species.

Choosing Your Adventure

For those seeking tranquility, the cenotes provide a meditative escape into nature's beauty, with the added allure of exploring mystical cave systems. On the contrary, snorkeling in the reefs offers a lively and bustling underwater city, filled with the vibrant energy of marine life.

Ultimately, whether you opt for the serene cenotes or the lively reefs, Tulum promises an unparalleled snorkeling adventure. Each underwater realm presents a unique perspective on nature's wonders, ensuring that your Tulum snorkeling experience is nothing short of magical.

Our new guided cenote snorkeling tour

A couple posing in front of stalactites and stalagmites in Sac Actun cenote
Amazing views of Sac Actun cenote


Available from 4 people


Enjoy our new snorkeling tour to discover 2 different cenotes of Tulum.

Our guided and very experienced scuba full cave instructor will show you the best cenotes around Tulum in a half-day tour.

All you need is to be able to swim. Children from 6 years old will love to discover those 2 very different and magical cenotes.

Your guide will make sure you are fully equiped with our brand new or perfectly maintained snorkeling gear before beginning the adventure.

Casa cenote

A woman freediving in Casa cenote underwater
Magic Casa cenote

Casa Cenote, nestled near Tulum on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. This cenote, with its clear turquoise waters, offers a unique blend of freshwater and marine life, creating an extraordinary snorkeling and diving experience. Surrounded by lush mangroves, the cenote provides a serene escape from the bustling world, inviting visitors to discover its enchanting ecosystem. As sunlight dances on the water's surface, revealing the cenote's underwater wonders, Casa Cenote stands as a testament to nature's beauty. Whether seeking adventure or tranquility, Casa Cenote promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Tulum's natural marvels.

Casa cenote is an open air cenote located right in front of the truquoise caribbean sea. You will discover endemic fishes as well as admiring amazing plays of light. After this 50 minutes tour, you will take a short break eating our delicious and fresh snack.

Cenote Pet Cemetary (Sac Actun)

Millions of limestone formations in Sac Actun cenote with turquoise water
Millions of limestone formations in Sac Actun

Once you're ready, we'll head to the second cenote to continue the tour. Cenote Pet Cemetary is also known as Sac Actun in Mayan language.

Sac Actun is a mesmerizing natural wonder that beckons adventure seekers. Nestled within the Riviera Maya's lush jungle, this cenote boasts crystal-clear waters and awe-inspiring rock formations. Aptly named for its unique underwater formations resembling submerged tree roots, the cenote provides an otherworldly experience for divers and snorkelers. The mystical ambiance, coupled with the cenote's geological marvels, creates an unforgettable exploration. As sunlight filters through the cenote's openings, it illuminates the underwater landscape, revealing a captivating play of shadows. Pet Cemetery Cenote stands as a testament to Tulum's natural beauty and the wonders hidden beneath its surface.

You will zigzag between stalactites, stalagmites and columns. An unforgettable family experience for sure !

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