Make a list of the best cenotes to visit in Tulum or nearby, as they are one of the best natural creations that exist in Mexico. Learn about their different types and, above all, enjoy while you bathe in them.
The Calavera Cenote in Tulum
In our post about what to do in Cancun we talked among other things about visiting the ruins of Tulum, so this is your perfect opportunity to visit the Cenote Calavera (only 4 kilometers from the archaeological site of Tulum) and learn about its history.
Do you know the origin of its name? It acquires the title of skull because it has three openings that look like two eyes and a mouth, it is the sun’s rays that enter through them and make more evident this association that is reflected in the transparent waters.
If you are an experienced diver, you can get your certificate to dive into the depths of this semi-open cenote several meters deep. Also, since it is not one of the most well known cenotes, you will not find many people.
A ladder is available to access it, although adrenaline lovers can jump directly into it. There is vegetation, fish, crystalline waters…all within a 160-meter circumference where you can have a great time.
Price Cenote Calavera
The hours are from 8:00 AM to 16:00 PM every day of the week and the entrance fee is around 100 pesos. The hours are from 8:00 AM to 16:00 PM every day of the week and the entrance fee is around 100 pesos.
Here you can rent your snorkeling equipment and a life jacket to enjoy the whole experience. Oxygen tank diving is only recommended for experienced and officially certified divers.
The cenotes were considered by the ancient Maya as sacred doorways leading to other places such as the underworld. In them they celebrated ceremonies and made offerings to the gods, as well as being the resting place of many of their citizens.
In the past, Cenote Calavera was a cemetery where up to 120 human bodies were found in a very good state of preservation thanks to the union of fresh and salt waters of this cenote. Thanks to several investigations, it was determined that the human remains are more than 1,500 years old.
Excursions in Tulum
Thanks to the tours offered by Caribe Maya Travel Agency you will be able to visit the best locations in Tulum, Cancun or Riviera Maya without worrying about anything. Meet with great professionals and learn everything you need to know about the ruins of Tulum.
Hotels near Tulum
To take advantage of all that Tulum and its surroundings have to offer, we recommend staying at the hotels in Cancun of the Oasis hotel group for your vacations. In them you will find multiple activities that you will love, all of them in the hotel grounds, on the beach, unique tours…and much more.
Book a table at the Benazuza restaurant, one of the best rated on Tripadvisor for five years in a row. The techniques used are innovative, a techno-emotional cuisine that will captivate your senses and that you will never forget.