Cenote Cristal is one of the ideal places to practice diving in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
he Cenote Cristal is also known as a dark cave, with wonderful landscapes and that allows us to admire the fauna, a fascinating place to discover and explore very close to Tulum.
The Cenote Cristal is located in the Riviera Maya, in the state of Quintana Roo, also known as Cueva Oscura, it is a place that keeps the history of our Mayan ancestors.
It is just three kilometers southwest of Tulum, on highway 307. It is a destination that will fascinate you, with crystal clear waters, and wonderful landscapes, a natural pool, surrounded by palm trees, iguanas, fish, turtles and exotic birds such as the toucan.
Its access is easy since it has four platforms made of wood that are separated by natural rocks, and from where you can dive at a temperature of 24 to 26 ° C, reaching a depth of 5 meters.
In the year 1848 and until 1902 during the Caste War between the Mayan people and the Spanish people, the Cenote Cristal served as a very important water well since the Mayans threw their gold into the cenote to prevent the Spaniards from will remove them.
It is called a dark cave since a few kilometers away there is a swamp which releases tannic acid and this substance combined with calcium carbonate gives a very dark brown tone giving the place a decoration, although in the dark the lights are absorbed.
When diving you will see how the north side is where the current flows and it is the perfect place to carry out this activity, this current flows from virgin jungle to continue towards the Caribbean Sea, the waters of the cenote are part of a great system of rivers streams and flowing green grasses in the background reflect natural sunlight.
Here you can go diving, snorkeling or simply rest and cool off in the delicious waters of the cenote.
It has a palapa where you can eat as a family enjoying the warm weather in the company of the badgers that come for a little food.
At what times can you visit Cenote Cristal?
It is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location of Cenote Cristal
It is located three kilometers southwest of Tulum, on Highway 307, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico.