AN AMAZING UNDERGROUND REALM & CARIBBEAN REEF SNORKEL
SNORKEL EN MAR Y EN CENOTE
This is a half day tour that combines snorkeling on the Mesoamerican barrier reef with an awesome private cenote & cave. First we visit the ocean to snorkel with the vast array of Caribbean fish and there is always the possibility to see a stingray or a sea turtle. For this activity we visit an inlet or a bay to avoid waves and currents, making the snorkeling safe & easy.
Cenotes are one of the most attractive characteristics of the landscape of the Yucatan peninsula. These amazing caves are full of all kinds of magnificent limestone formations, stalactites and columns. But it is the fact that they are flooded with rainwater which makes them so special: the color & clarity of the water is phenomenal, creating reflections, light effects and a mystical feeling that you will agree is completely unique.
Cenotes have also played a vital role in the development of the history of the peninsula and its settlers. These natural wells were and still are considered sacred - they provide access to the vital liquid that gives life (water) and in traditional Mayan thought, they are also the entrance to the Underworld.
We visit an exclusive cavern where we are able to appreciate the different kinds of formations and learn about their process of evolution, walking through chambers & galleriens for 600 m. underground. This is the perfect setting to learn about the significance and importance of these caves for the people of the Yucatan peninsula. During the first part of the cave we walk with water about 1 meter deep (3.5 ft.) Until we arrive to an area were the ceiling of has collapsed and the natural light comes through allowing us to swim in deeper water with natural light. This is a truly magical and for some a spiritual journey through the Mayan Underworld.
Caribbean sea life
Speleology - cenote
Every Tuesday or Friday
Or on demand
115 USD *
Transportation in air-conditioned Van
Mexico Kan Tours guide
Snorkel, mask, adjustable fins and waterproof lamps
All entrance fees
Water and snacks (fruit, seeds and granola bars)
"Discover a Realm of the Earth you didn't know existed, where light, darkness & water combine to create a magical context out of this World"...
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. pick up
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. drop off
To swim surrounded by colorful fish and coral in turquoise waters is what comes to people´s minds when they think of the Caribbean
The type of cenote we visit, combines many of the characteristics of the different types of cenotes that we have in the area
Basic swimming skill required (life jackets provided)
Not recommended for highly claustrophobic people (the roof top inside the cave is around 6 meters high with smaller sections)
Not recommended for children under 5 years old
We recommend that clients bring:
- Comfortable clothes and shoes (sport sandals ok)
- Bathing suit, sun glasses, towel, camera, binoculars
- Sun protection (bio degradable, but preferably clothes to aid with sun protection)
- Insect repellent (eco friendly), also water sandals, some cash.
Please note that there are no ATM machines in the area, nor do any of the vendors accept credit cards.
The guides, drivers and waitress appreciate tips for their excellent service. Anyway it s also thanks to them that you will leave with many great memories!