Tulum, Cenote & Reef Snorkel

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Tulum, Cenote & Reef Snorkel

  • 6 and a Half Hours

  • Families

  • Min 8 years old

  • Moderate

  • Small Groups

Your adventure begins with a hotel pick-up (available to and from most hotels in Playa del Carmen), followed by a guided entrance to our archeological sites, visit a cenote and snorkeling in Yalku. Before exploring the Yal Ku, you’ll be provided with the necessary equipment to enjoy these natural phenomena, safely.  

Following your beach exploration, you’ll enjoy lunch at the beautiful Punta Venado beach club, ending the tour with a drive back to your hotel.

Pristine Snorkeling — Protected From the Rough Sea

While there are many snorkeling options in the greater Cancun area, few are more unique or more breathtaking than snorkeling in Akumal in the waters of Yal Ku as well as the cenote in the area.

These beautiful, naturally-occurring bodies of water are found inland, tucked away from the currents of the sea. Unique in its geology and dazzling array of marine life, Yal Ku Lagoon offers a truly one-of-a-kind swimming experience.

On our Cenotes Tulum tour, you’ll get the opportunity to visit the popular cenote near Tulum firsthand with expert guidance of our tour leaders. We’ll also visit Yal Ku Lagoon, a large, shallow lagoon famous for its marine inhabitants.

About Yal Ku and the Cenotes of Tulum

Thousands of years ago, ocean levels began to drop to where they are today. The movement of water over centuries created holes and gaps in the landscape, some of which were close enough to oceans to retain water.

These connected yet mostly landlocked bodies of water are known as cenotes. The greater Cancun region is home to a number of popular cenotes famous for their natural beauty, incredible geologic formations (including easy-to-explore underwater caves), and abundant marine life. 

Yal Ku Lagoon, one of the largest lagoons in the region in terms of surface area, is home to a wide range of wildlife and provides safe snorkeling in Akumal for swimmers of all ages. You’ll get the chance to snorkel at Yal Ku on our Tulum, Cenote & Snorkeling Tour here at Cancun Adventures. Learn more about all that our tour includes below, and book with us today!

What's included in this experience

  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned van from most hotels in Playa del Carmen
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance to archeological site, cenotes and Yalku
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Life jacket
  • Water
  • Lunch at the beautiful and exclusive Punta Venado beach club

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 additional traveling time from your hotel to this Tulum tour, depending on your hotel’s location.
  • Please bring a refillable water bottle, as single-use plastic bottles are not allowed within the archaeological site.

What to bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel
  • A change of clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protective clothing
  • Repellent
  • Hat/Cap
  • Water shoes
  • Extra money for souvenirs and snacks
  • Please bring a refillable water bottle, as single-use plastic bottles are not allowed within the archaeological site.


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 for 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.
Is there wheelchair access?
It is possible however it is not recommended because the floor is very uneven rocky and in some parts with stairs.
Is there a cost to bring cameras?
Non-professional cameras are permitted at no cost. Video cameras GoPro tablets and selfie sticks have a charge which is paid directly at the box office. The use of professional photography equipment is strictly prohibited - including tripods.
What if it rains?
We have umbrellas available for sun and / or rain.
Do children pay?
Yes child pricing applies to ages 8-11 years.