If you are planning to come to Tulum to discover the cenotes between September and December, that’s an amazing idea! In Tulum, we are lucky to be located in the heart of the biggest underground river network in the world. The sinkholes giving access to this river are called cenotes. These caverns are a jewel for the scuba divers and snorkelers.
There are more than six thousands cenotes in Yucatan peninsula and the ones around Tulum are among the most incredible.
Almost every day new cenotes are discovered in the jungle around Tulum. The exploration is going on and new diving places are coming soon.
If the weather isn’t so good in autumn than during the summer, it’s no big deal for this kind of subterranean diving or snorkeling. As we’ll be swimming in a cavern, the climate doesn’t affect us except on the level of the water inside the cenote which isn’t a problem at all. Water is all year round 24ºC, visibility excellent and weather there’s sun or not outside, we use flashlight underwater.
The cenotes are a sacred place for the Mayan people because it’s the door of the underworld. In the Mayan religion, it was the place they use to go to comunicate with their 13 Gods of the underworld called Xibalba.
Non divers will enjoy these sacred places by snorkeling. Fully equipped with shorties, flashlights and all regular snorkeling gear, you will swim between stalactites, stalagmites and columns, discover some prehistorical animal bones, an island into the cavern and evolve in this place full of meaning and history.
The experience will be unforgettable and your day amazing even if the sun doesn’t show up.
See you experienced scuba divers or beginner snorkelers soon in paradise !