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Temple of Doom (Cenote Esqueleto)

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Address: Coba Road, Tulum, Mexico
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So much fun jumping and diving in from above

Loved it because #1 it was not crowded. We stayed for a couple hours and it was nearly empty. Our private cenote. In addition to exploring, I must say the most fun was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2016
Dean R
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was there with my wife in September 2016 We had to pay 80MXN /person entrance fee to get to the cenote. There was one guy more working in the garden just next to the cenote. All this area around cenote was separated by fence. We left our backpack and clothes on the ground and went down to cenote. After... More 

Thank Tomasz M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Loved it because #1 it was not crowded. We stayed for a couple hours and it was nearly empty. Our private cenote. In addition to exploring, I must say the most fun was jumping and diving into it with my teenage boys. There is a large main opening and two smaller openings. You do not need to book a tour... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I did a scuba dive here. The halocline effects in this cenote are incredible, and there aren't a lot of people. Would happily go back.

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Okinawa, Japan (citizen of USA)
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We never did get to swim at this cenote, which we were bummed about, but I thought I would just mention a couple things – this cenote has no lockers, and it also closes earlier than the other cenotes in the area. The first day we tried to visit, we rode bikes, so we had no where to lock up... More 

Thank clmokinawa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Been goign there for Year's now it's a very Cool Dive when with the Best , Easy Chango you are the Best .

Thank Stephane H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

After visiting the Gran Cenote, we headed back and stopped at this place (I called it Cenote Calavera). One other couple was visiting and we ran into a few divers who were on their way out. Definitely take a leap into the cenote from the big hole above (or through one of the small holes if you're feeling brave. There... More 

Thank TiffanyM123
Kinsale, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

amazing dive site and easy to get there, not far from tulum centre.go in the morning up to early afternoon and the sun rays through the water are amazing

Thank 966philipgray
Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Cenote Calavera, just next to police check-point on the road to Coba (road 109), is a fine place to cool down just after having too much sun on the beach. It's rather small and located in the middle of jungle. Facilities are rather basic there, but it all depends what you're actually looking for. If you just want to swim... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

A very hot day, make sure you wear flat comfy shoes, have water and mozzy spray, This is a wonderful ancient site that you get to enjoy up close, with wonderful views from the cliff top across the beach view it really is a pleasure. Full of history and the only mayan site that is next to the beach that... More 

Thank Jacqueline C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

This is a terrible cenote and not well care for. It appears to be in someone backyard... Cost 100 pesos! The Gran Cenote which is just a km or 2 up the road is 150 pesos and a million times better!!! Don't waster your time or money coming here!!!! No changing or toilet facilities. The cenote is surrounded by sharp... More 

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