10 Best and Most Beautiful Riviera Maya Cenotes

Many Riviera Maya cenotes are adorned with fantastically-shaped stalactites and stalagmites.

Photo: Alltournative Ecological Adventures

With their crystal spires and water that shines an unearthly brilliant blue, these Riviera Maya cenotes look like wondrous underground cathedrals.

The cenotes in the Mayan Riviera are truly magical places – visiting them is one of the most memorable things to do in Mexico.

Gran Cenote

Small turtles swim freely around. Little fish tickle your legs. And you can swim into beautiful caves (partly underwater) with stalactites and stalagmites, where bats fly around above.



Cenotes Casa Tortuga

You’ll learn some interesting facts about the cave formations and the blind cave fish that live within. Then you’re free to enjoy the last open cenote on your own.

Photo: Cenotes Casa Tortuga


Native Park Tulum

A Maya shaman blessed us first. Then we rappeled down into the main cenote and snorkeled with flashlights behind our guide through pitch-black subterranean grottoes.


Cenote Dos Ojos

It’s made up of two different sinkholes connected by a long underground passageway, with a large central cavern between the two “eyes.”


Cenotes  Kantun-Chi

A newer place, and not yet as “discovered” or busy as some other cenote destinations, Ecopark Kantun-Chi is home to a handful of cenotes near Playa del Carmen.

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Photo: Ecopark Kantun-Chi