The Route of the Cenotes is a paradise where nature manifests in all its splendor and that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Located on Puerto Morelos, the well-known Route of the Cenotes houses several natural and adventure parks; as well as more than 60 cenotes, where in addition to snorkeling, diving, and kayaking, you can do fun activities such as zip lines, ATV, or all-terrain bike tours, bungee jumping and horseback riding.
Where is the Cenote Route?
It’s located near Puerto Morelos, 25 minutes by car from Cancún or from Playa del Carmen. If you’re traveling from Cancun, take the federal 307 Highway in the direction to Playa del Carmen. Once you pass Puerto Morelos, you’ll find the detour to Leona Vicario. Access can be somewhat complicated if you don’t have your own vehicle, so we recommend renting a car or hiring a taxi, making sure that the service is round trip, or better yet, doing it through a tour that includes transportation.
Here are some of the cenotes that you can not miss if you plan to visit this mystical place:
It is located within the park of the same name – Parque Cenote Zapote – it’s 170 feet deep. It is unique due to its incredible mineral formations known as “Bells of the Underworld,” which are stalactites that grew underwater. If you want to see them, diving and having an expert diver certification is necessary because they are at great depth. The park has two other cenotes called Abuelo Che Che and Las Palmas; you will also find a zip line, bike tours, and ATV circuits.
Cenote Siete Bocas
Siete Bocas is a semi-open cenote. Its name is due to its seven vents, some of them connected, which allows you to swim from one to another while you delight watching the roots of the trees fall in search of water or admire the stalactites. Five miles away from the Siete Bocas cenote, you will find an open cenote, which you can reach by bicycle or ATV.
Cenote Kin Há
It is a cave-shaped cenote that is an excellent place to dive, 130 feet deep and crystal-clear waters. Remember also to visit the open cenote Blanca Flor that is only one kilometer away and where you can slide on zip lines, or if you are more intrepid, launch yourself from an impressive tower 46 feet high.
Cenote La Noria
If you like camping, in this park you can do it. At 60 feet deep, it is perfect for people who simply want to immerse themselves in the refreshing waters of a cenote. Here you can also fly over its impressive jungle through a zip line circuit or travel by land driving an ATV.
Cenote Las Mojarras
It is the largest cenote of the Route of the Cenotes, 220 feet in diameter. Here you can fly over the water on its 2000 feet zip line or tour the majestic Mayan jungle by ATV.
Cenote Verde Lucero
It is a beautiful open cenote. Slide on its zip line and contemplate the emerald-green color of its waters or practice your best dives jumping from one of its platforms.
Cenote Boca del Puma
This incredible park has two cenotes inside, zip lines, bike, and ATV tours, as well as horseback riding, climbing, and rappelling. Here you can also learn about the history and elaboration of chewing gum.
Theme and Adventure Parks
Among the theme and adventure parks that you will find along the Route of the Cenotes are: Selvatica and Xenotes. In these parks, besides knowing the different types of cenotes in the area, you can do snorkeling, diving, and kayaking. You can do fun activities such as zip lines, ATV or all-terrain bike tours, bungee jumping, and horseback riding.
Essential Things to Know Before you Visit:
- Bring a swimsuit, towel, sunglasses, cap or hat, fresh clothes and preferably wear shoes for water.
- Before diving into any of the cenotes, try to eliminate from your body any chemicals (body creams, sunblock, makeup, deodorants, etc.).
- If you are going to use sunscreen or repellent, make sure it is biodegradable.
- Most cenotes are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; however, we recommend that you always check in advance.
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