Cancun

Hidden Cenote Swim, Snorkeling With Sea Turtles and Beachside Lunch

Badge of ExcellencePlaya Mujeres, Mexico
Cenote and Turtle Adventure
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Tulum's unreal swimming holes and snorkeling spots can be challenging to find without a guide. On this tour, a guide takes you to float through caverns and rock formations along the waters of an ancient cenote—a limestone sinkhole perfect for swimming. Afterward, head to Akumal Beach for snorkeling among sea turtles that call the beach home. Finish your morning with lunch and free time at a beach club hideaway.
  • A morning swimming and snorkeling tour near Tulum
  • Visit an ancient Maya cenote with caverns and rock formations
  • Snorkel among resident sea turtles at Akumal Beach
  • Enjoy lunch and free time at a beach club hideaway

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

Pickup details

Round-trip transportation is included from select hotels exclusively for our guests who book their tours at least 48 hours in advance. Please consider 2 to 3 hours of transportation for this tour. The actual time depends on your hotel's location.

What To Expect

Experience the best of the Yucatan’s water adventures on this small-group tour where you can explore both the water inside a limestone cenote, and then go on to Akumal Beach to snorkel with sea turtles.

Pickup from several hotels is provided to keep things running smoothly. You’ll be able to relax for the journey in an air-conditioned vehicle.

Once you arrive at the cenote, your guide will tell you all about the Mayan history of the site and point out the caverns and rock formations inside. Take a dip and enjoy how the light plays in the water.

Later you’ll spend time at Akumal Beach, where besides turtles, you might see tropical fish and multi-colored coral.

Lunch and some relaxation time at a beach club are also included for you to enjoy.

Tulum

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Akumal Beach

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Punta Venado Beach Club by Cancun Adventures

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Operated by Cancun Adventures

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Kristina_M
Highly recommend, absolutely worth the money. The cenote swim was completely amazing! Your not allowed to take any form of camera's with you, only type of picture you can get is by purchase only, which doesn't include anything from inside of the cenote. The snorkeling experience was great, we seen many turtles. Only thing I would of liked to experience more of was being taken out a little deeper to see more coral reefs, but it was still beautiful. The guides were great, Enrique was fantastic!

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Aaron_B, Feb 2024
Did not show up. I called and vlnever heard anything from them. I am trying to get a refund. They still have not responded.
Awesome tour
Katie_B, Feb 2024
We had a fun tour guide Otto and a great driver. The small group was great also. We did this trip the day before our departure and it was a fantastic way to end our holiday. We got to see 4 turtles and a stingray. The ceynote was incredible.
Definitely worthwhile
Darryl_M, Jan 2024
Our day was awesome. The whole experience from pick up to drop off was perfect, thebonly thing that could have been better was a calmer sea so seeing the underwater life would have been easier. Our guide and driver we're great, you couldn't ask for a better experience.
Beautiful hidden Cenote. It’s got a healing vibe, mentally and physically.
Shannon_B, Jan 2024
The hidden cenote was unbelievable! I love swimming in the ocean too but it was a bit too crowded. We got very lucky with our guide, Akask (AK) he was so informative, funny, friendly and just made this excursion a lot of fun.
Very good turtles were very cool
Jason_H, Jan 2024
The turtles! The cenote caves was very good too, guide and transportation was good and on time, I would recommend this tour!
Amazing experience!
Katie_K, Jan 2024
Guides were amazing and my daughter had the absolute most amazing time! We would 100 do this tour again without question!
A must see and it well exceeded our expectations!
Shari_R, Jan 2024
We got to the cenotes and turtles earlier than the rest of the crowds so we felt like we had a private tour. Seeing the turtles in their natural habitat was amazing. The most surprising and unexpected was our lunch on a private beach. Our tour guide was Gabby who provided a lot of extra and educational informational and Julio got us to our destinations safely! Loved everything!
Awesome
Adriana_D, Jan 2024
Excellent guides! We loved Gaby and Pita ! Saw 2 turtles, a sting ray and many fish! My favorite part of our trip
A Great Excursion
Daniele_M, Dec 2023
Damien (sp?) was an excellent guide. Funny and knowledgeable. We got to see Starfish and most importantly sea turtles! It was a great experience overall!
Fun fun
Stephen_S, Dec 2023
Great tour the guides were awesome ,seat turtles were nice and the sting ray was awesome to see.cenote swim in cave was great also
The best tour guide!
Melissa_M, Dec 2023
Mar was which a great guide! She made us feel comfortable and confident in what we were doing, and she did a phenomenal job explaining all the details to us! It was my first time in a Cenote and I was a bit intimidated at first, but Mar’s explanation made it such a fun experience!
Long ride, beautiful cenote and wonderful private beach.
Dana_C, Dec 2023
The private beach with the lunch we were taken to was the nicest beach I had seen! The food was good, I just wish we coulod have spent more time there. There was a lot of time spent in the van, which wasn't very comfortable. The driver and the guide were great! The cenote was beautiful. We only saw one turtle, and there were so many people around us.
An amazing day of activities
Michael_L, Dec 2023
We had a fantastic experience, led by the brilliant Jessie and Joel. Each part of the day was unique, fascinating and great fun - would definitely recommend!
Great experience
tatianna_g, Dec 2023
The tour guide was a lot of fun and very informative. We saw lots of turtles and the lunch and private beach were incredible. Highly recommend. Travel times between locations were quick and the snacks were also good
Great Adventure! Helpful tips!
Hannah_S, Dec 2023
Amazing adventure! Highly recommend. We loved the cenote Few tips: 1. Bring a towel or two 2. Bring cash; cenote photos take credit card ($70 for all photos 10-15) 3. Water shoes are awesome for both parts of the tour 4. The dirt roads/paths are a little rough take Dramamine if you get motion sickness easily 5. There is a long ride in the shuttle, but it was worth it for the experience 6. The shuttle is locked with your belongings to keep them safe so cash clothes etc are protected 7. The turtles are amazing! Bring waterproof camera or phone if you want photos there 8. Beach club lunch is yummy. Bring a couple bucks to tip the waiter that helps you (lunch is prepaid).
Amazing!
Diane_P, Nov 2023
Our guide, Arun was amazing! Such a great sense of humor and great customer service!!! I highly recommend getting him as your guide!
Bring a towel🤣
Marilee_S, Nov 2023
We had a two hour long shuttle ride to pick up other guests at various resorts throughout the area. The tour guide spent a lot of time talking with the driver- which may have been better spent teaching us some common Spanish that he felt we all should know since we were visiting Mexico. We visited first the turtle swim- the water was very cloudy but we were able to see some local fish and some turtles at very close proximity. I would recommend bringing your own snorkeling gear for this- they did have some snorkeling gear that was supplied, but the tube/barrel significantly shorter with no semi-dry air valve. BRING YOUR OWN TOWEL, as they are not supplied, we ended up sharing ours with others on the tour. The next stop was about an hour away- the cave was fascinating with stalagmites and stalactites, some tight areas to make your way through- water was very COLD- we were glad it was a warm day to thaw out afterwards. We then traveled to a beach owned by Cancun adventures for a lunch, the cerviche was delicious!
Turtles
Pam_F, Nov 2023
Our tour guide and driver were fantastic. Andrea was very knowledgeable. The cenote swim was very memorable, what an experience. Main reason for excursion was the turtles which was a bit disappointing. Only saw a couple turtles and with the large groups of people it was hard to get a good view. Overall I would recommend the tour knowing that turtles are wild animals and can be hit or miss to see on.
Perfect day trip!
Dana_P, Nov 2023
This trip was a lot of fun! Be ready- the cenote water is cold!! We had a wonderful time; only complaint are the super gross bathrooms and the cenote. It was really bad. Otherwise, a great trip!!
A great experience
Katherine_M, Nov 2023
We went on November 14th. Got picked up at the hotel, had amazing tour guides, saw turtles, went into an hidden cenote, had a beautiful and delicious lunch on the beach and honestly it was the best experience ever. Our guides were hilarious and helpful. We even got a little time at the beach we’re we swam and laid in the sunshine. Couldn’t have asked for a better day. I only wish I could have remembered their names. Please tip the drivers / guides and bring tip money for your lunch. These people deserve it. You will need money for pictures inside the cenote if you want them because you can’t bring cameras down there but you can take as many as you want under water with the turtles and at the beach. Buy a water proof phone case and have fun! Cenote photos are $50 for one or $70 for all 10 they take. Just buy the photos - when are you going to experience that again? Seriously though - my husband and I did this trip and we’re going to do it again when we bring the kids back with us. Memories were made.
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