Beautiful Cenotes in Yucatán, Mexico

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Beautiful Cenotes in Yucatán, Mexico

The Homeland of Mermaids

After this awakening experience in Tulum, Mexico – everything is possible. What we can’t understand is maybe the most beautiful of all?

You can’t even begin to imagine the magic of the beautiful cenotes in Yucatán, Mexico. This is the homeland of mermaids.

 

Grand Cenote

If you stay in Tulum, this is an excellent starting point for your cenote journey in Mexico. The first cenote is located about 10 minutes north from the city center of Tulum. You can easily ride your bike or drive. Just note that if you bike here, you will be on the high way and it can be a bit dangerous sometimes.

 

Grand Cenote is an open cenote and the sun makes the water so shiny! Prepare to get soaked in crystal. This is also one of the only cenotes with baby turtles (aww).

 

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“Always be yourself unless you can be a mermaid. Then be a mermaid.”

 

You can dive here and with such clear blue water you can really see everything. Make sure you don’t forget to swim through the cave on the right side. You will find a little cenote here as well.

 

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Ik Kil Cenote

You’ve probably browsed through Instagram and seen a ton of beautiful destinations and attractions. “Can it be real? No, probably not, today it’s all about filters and effects to make everything look perfect.” Well, this one is real, my friends.

 

At Ik Kil Cenote the wow-factor is huge. I mean come on – what is this amazing thing!? Do you believe me now? Okey, not yet – let’s move on further.

 

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Ik Kil is about 2 hours from Tulum in the Yucatán district. This is close by one of Mexico’s must popular tourist attractions, Chichen Itza.

 

The cenote area opens at 10 am. This is around the same time as the sun is starting to spread over the open hole in the middle. This is also an open cenote, but the lushness around the hole makes this vary from the first cenote we visited, Grand Cenote.

 

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When you go down the stairs and enter this spectacular cenote, you can here music of panpipes playing. This takes the experience to a higher level.

 

“It seems like the lush mountain around the cenote are playing panpipes.”

 

Cenote Suytun

You have now gotten to know two of the most popular, but yet very beautiful cenotes in Yucatán, Mexico. We still have two more to discover.

 

About 1,5 hour from Tulum to city of Valladolid, Yucatán, you will find the beautiful Cenote Suytun. It’s easy to just drive past, so look out for the sign. This was the less crowded cenote we visited, which makes no sense.

 

Cenote Suytun is unlike the other two cenotes above. And that is the magic of the beautiful cenotes in Yucatán, Mexico. They offers something completely different, but at the same time just as mind-blowing.

 

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Cenote Suytun is one huge cave. It is unbelievable that the water can be so crystal blue without any sunshine. To be honest it was actually a bit frightening to swim around in the water around the little round pier. In some way, you feel like entering another world that we as humans don’t know off. A real spiritual and amazing experience.

 

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“We do exist. In another life.”

 

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Cenote Samula

The last one of the most beautiful cenotes in Yucatán, Mexico is called Cenote Samula. You will find this one about 10 minuets from Cenote Suytun. At this property you can visit several cenotes, but if you want the most picturesque, you focus on Cenote Samula. Not too many people, even though we arrived around 12-ish.

 

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The little hole on the top of the cenote creates stunning sunshine that lights up the crystal clear water. We instantly became mermaids at Cenote Samula. This half-open cenote was the perfect ending to the cenote voyage.

 

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“For now, all we can do is dream.”

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