Cenotes !! You know you’ve reached paradise when along the main road entering this part of the Yucatan, there are signs left and right (literally) both sides of the road… for Cenotes! Today, we’ll explore Escondido Cenote, near Posada Yum Kin Hotel, just a little outside of Tulum.
Cenotes are a tranquil way to spend the entire day, or just a few hours cooling off, swimming, diving and snorkeling!
The rope swings are an added splash of fun!!
When you don’t feel up to the beach and perhaps want to spend the day shopping on Tulum Blvd., just a few kilometers south on the left side of the road is a magnificent cenote.
Escondido cenote is special because… it’s a local’s swimming hole where most days, there’s only about 10 people. Off season… sometimes NOONE!!!
Entering this magical, plush green, spring-fed fresh water oasis, you’ll really get the feel of the Jungle. Bring your food and beverages for a picnic and swing in the hammocks, perhaps dozing off under one of the majestic palm trees.
We dove deep into what seems like just a small body of water, but actually is part of an underground tunnel system that connect the hundreds of cenotes in the Yucatan.
Just a short bike or car ride, you can arrive at the cenote and spend the afternoon exploring the “other” underwater life Mexico has to offer.
There are many varieties of colorful fish and inhabitants of the cenotes. Sometimes in the trees you’ll catch a glimpse of a pair Toucans that make this a regular stop on their daily travels and You’ll find quite a few duck families as well.
This cenote has changing rooms and restrooms. It will cost about 50 Mx Pesos for swimmers and snorkelers 150 Mx Pesos for divers. It is open from 9 Am to 5 Pm (in Winter to 4:30 PM). It is easy to reach the cenote by some wooden steps.
I can see the attraction. I, too, would chose this slice of paradise, if I was an animal inhabitant of Tulum.
Cenote Escondido (on left. )
Carr. Tulum-Chetumal Km. 3, Tulum, Mexico