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This dive site is must do for any divers who are looking for something a little different. The name means “two eyes ” in English and there may not be a better way to describe this magical dive site. The setting is perfect as you walk a short distance through the jungle to the rather large hidden away cenote.
Come and experience the most amazing scuba diving of your life. These Cenotes / Caverns / Caves are found all over the Riviera Maya, near Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. Just 35 minutes by ferry from Cozumel. All you need is an open water certificate. You will not forget this scuba diving experience. Not only is it safe and fun but you will only dive in very small groups of 4 per guide. Look at our photos of the cenotes and information on this amazing diving experience.The word ?Cenote? is pronounced, say-no-tay and is derived from the Mayan word, ?Dzonot? which means sacred well. A combination of various geological events and climate changes created an incredible and unique ecosystem in Mexico Yucatan Peninsula. These caves and underground rivers were created naturally over 6,500 years ago. Over the past 20 years, experienced scuba divers have explored these caves discovering more than 300 miles of interconnected passageways and caves that make dos ojos cenote simply amazing water entranceup this amazing one of a kind ecosystem. These cenotes, only found in this part of the world, offer certified divers the opportunity to explore something different! Discover the tranquil beauty of these pristine windows to the underwater world and experience the dive of your life floating through caverns full of crystal clear water, stalagmites and stalactites.
It is located at 17 Kilometers North of Tulum
8:00am -5:00pm / everyday of the week
Bathrooms: Yes. Restaurant on site- nothing even close (bring lunch if you are staying). Distance from gear up to water: very short walk and down stairs (easy) but wear shoes and walk carefully on the stairs and decking.
Cavern Dives: Max depth 10 m / 33ft (cavern zone) easily a 45 minute dive or more on a cavern tour, permanent gold guideline in place. You can do 2 cavern dives here, completely different one from the other and go to the famous bat cave.
Cave Dives: But of course. Ask your local guide for the best dives.
Snorkeling: The whole family can find something to do in the water here. Shallow on one side and deeper on the other. Large wooden deck area up entering makes a great entry point. One of the most rewarding snorkeling areas for adventurers of all ages.
The only archeological site by the sea, Tulum is the most photogenic spot in the region, maybe even the country. For the Mayans, it was an important ceremonial center that was inhabited for a long time, even by the time the Spaniards arrived. The Mayan city is within the Tulum National Park.
Tulum means “wall” in the Mayan language, a reference to the wall around the city. It was devoted to the planet Venus, considered a dual deity named Kukulkan, whose worship was first introduced in Chichen Itza. Because of its location on the coastal flatland, at a height where the natural horizon could be seen in every direction, it is believed to have been an astronomical observation point. According to historians, the construction of the buildings dates from the Mayan civilization Post Classic period, that is between 1200 and 1450 AD. The city was so comfortable, European conquerors settled in the area, though the site was abandoned in the late 16th century. An interesting fact: for a long time, the Tulum archeological site remained unnoticed by tourism, as locals knew of the place and even held traditional ceremonies and rituals in it, until it was named among Mexico’s Cultural Heritage sites and the work toward making it the third most visited archeological site in the country
You can enter the zone by foot or on a small train (ran independently from the Mexican Institute for Anthropology and History, which manages all archeological sites) that costs 20 pesos for the round trip. The use of videocameras costs 30 pesos. You’ll have to park your car at a shopping square by the site’s entrance, for another 30 pesos. The distance between the main gate and the archeological
From Merida take the Merida-Cancun road, be it the highway or the toll road. If you’re on the toll road, exit at Valladolid to take the highway to Cancun. Once on it, when you get to a village called Chemax, about 30 km (20 mi) from Valladolid, you’ll see a detour that will take you first to Coba and then to Tulum.
Monday through Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm; you can go in at 4:30 pm at the latest.
Make sure to wear lightweight clothing, a hat, sunblock and comfortable shoes, and bring bottled water. The use of videocameras costs an additional 30 pesos. You have to park your car at a shopping square at the main entrance of the site. The distance between the main gate and the archeological site is 1 km (less than a mile), which you can walk or cover on a small train. Check the weather in advance so your visit won’t be ruined by rain. Remember, it’s important to respect the area you’re visiting and keep it clean.
The services offered in the archeological site are a store, a ticketing area, restrooms and certified guides who offer tours during opening hours. In the village and surrounding area there are several hotels and restaurants, as well as handicraft shops.
Caleta Tankah is a beautiful cove on the Mexican Caribbean, 4 km away from the Tulum archeological site, and an ideal place to go snorkeling. Muyil, also known as Chunyaxche, is an archeological site hidden in the jungle by a lagoon of the same name, located 30 minutes south of Tulum; it’s the largest archeological site found in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve to date. There’s also Bacalar, two hours away from Tulum, where you can enjoy a beautiful lake and other attractions.