Cenote & Reef Snorkel

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Cenote & Reef Snorkel

  • 3 and a Half Hours

  • Everyone

  • Min 8 years old

  • Moderate

Journey into a cenote in Cancun on this 3 and a half hour excursion! Your day begins with a pickup in one of our temperature-controlled courtesy vehicles, right from your hotel. Upon arrival at the cenote, you’ll get to view the expansive natural rock formations made from sinkholes hundreds of years ago. Your friendly tour guide will provide you with a brief history of the cenotes, where you’ll learn how ancient Mayan civilizations considered these cenotes to be sacred relics.

In the cenote, you and your small group will be led by your friendly guide to see first-hand the breathtaking caves and caverns filled with stalactites and stalagmites. Here, you’ll get to swim and float in the crystal clear waters, experiencing the beauty of the ancient cenote. After swimming and exploring, you’ll get a chance to spot the vibrant marine life in the famous Yal-kú Lagoon in Akumal. At the lagoon, we’ll fit you for your snorkeling gear and you’ll be free to explore the natural wonders within these warm waters, from vibrant reefs to unique fish. To finish our 3 and a half hour tour, we’ll provide you with a scenic ride back to your hotel.

Jump in and float along on a guided tour in the brisk waters of a unique geological element of Mexico - the ancient Mayan Cenotes. Cenotes are natural sinkholes that expose groundwater underneath.

Navigate through breathtaking caves and caverns and discover the history of stalactites and stalagmites as you explore the ancient rock formations up close! Next, snorkel through an incredible lagoon brimming with aquatic life.

Weave in and out of large rock reefs that are home to a diverse assortment of tropical fish in this hidden gem of the Caribbean coast. 

Cenote Snorkeling in Cancun — Experience the Cenotes Firsthand

When most people think of snorkeling in Cancun, they likely think of the beach. After all, most snorkeling excursions take place in shallow ocean waters just off the coasts of tropical hotspots. But Cancun is no ordinary tropical destination.

This magical region is home to many cenotes, natural sinkholes filled with pristine water, where you'll get to see stunning rock formations. 

You'll visit the famous Yal-kú Lagoon in Akumal for a truly unique type of snorkeling.

All About the Cancun Cenotes

Millions of years ago, much of the Yucatan Peninsula was covered by ocean water. As ocean levels decreased through the Ice Age to the modern day, the water receded to leave behind the peninsula we know today. This great movement of water led to massive erosion and the creation of cave systems and sinkholes connected to the sea.

If you know where to look, you can find bodies of water hidden within the land of the Yucatan Peninsula just outside of Cancun. These are the Cancun cenotes. Many of these amazing underground water sources feature truly breathtaking cave formations.

By taking our Cenotes & Snorkeling Tour here at Cancun Adventures, you'll get to experience these natural wonders firsthand.

A Truly Immersive Tour

At Cancun Adventures, we are committed to helping travelers experience the wonders of Cancun up close and personal. That's why we've put together this intimate and comprehensive cenote & Snorkeling Tour.

Led by the region's top tour guides, our tour gives you the opportunity to snorkel in Cancun and Playa del Carmen's most stunning cenotes and lagoons.

Great for kids, teens, and adults, this tour allows you to take an exploration into your own hands — in landscapes you truly have to see to believe! Round trip transportation is provided. Book your Cenotes & Snorkeling Tour with our team today!

What's included in this experience

  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance to the cenotes and Yal-Kú Lagoon
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Lifejacket
  • Bottled water
  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen

What's excluded

  • Gratuity
  • Professional photography services

What do you need to know before you book

  • Minimum Age: 8 years. Child pricing applies to ages 8 to 11 years.
  • Not recommended for guests with limited mobility
  • Guests must be relatively fit and must be able to swim
  • For safety reasons, we do not recommend participation in any snorkel activity if you have respiratory problems, injuries, back/neck issues, heart conditions, or conditions that can cause loss of consciousness
  • Round-trip transportation is included from select hotels exclusively for our guests who book their tours at least 24 hours in advance
  • Please consider 2 to 5 hours of transportation for this tour. The actual time depends on your hotel's location.

What to bring

  • Wear your Swimsuit
  • Towel beach
  • A change of clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protective clothing
  • Hat/Cap
  • Water shoes
  • Extra money for optional purchases


Do I need to be able to swim?
Yes you must have basic swimming skills. It is important to be able to swim or float without a lifejacket.
What if I have never snorkeled before?
No problem our snorkel guides will show you how to use the equipment and take you to the best locations.
Do you have prescription masks?
Yes please notify an Adventure Advisor at the time of booking your tour.
Do you provide snorkeling gear?
Yes. We provide clean lifejackets snorkels masks and fins.
Can I use sunscreen?
Sunscreen contains harsh chemicals that can contaminate and harm the fragile ecosystem. To help keep wildlife thriving please use sun-protective clothing.
Is the life jacket mandatory?
Yes - life jackets are mandatory at all times you are in the water.
How deep are the cenotes and what temperature is the water?
The average temperature is 24-25° C (77° Fahrenheit). The depth varies greatly from one section to another. You will always have a life jacket and you will be accompanied by your guide.