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“Jardin del Eden Cenote, nice!”

Cenote Jardin del Eden
Ranked #44 of 221 things to do in Yucatan
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Beautiful, crystal-clear lagoon surrounded by lush rainforest and containing underwater caves: a great destination for snorkelers and scuba divers.
Reviewed 9 April 2013

My family and I recently went to Jardin del Eden cenote which is close to Puerto Aventuras. We had a car so we drove in. The road is a bit rough but after paying $6 per adul and $4 per child we made it. The cenote is probable 5 minutes of the road. Facilities are rustic, there are some thatch huts under which one can just find shade or have a little picnic. The cenote itself is beautiful. It is deep and the water is refreshingly cool. In a couple of spots inside the cenote there are some huge boulders where one can sit on top of and take in the scenery. My family and I jumped off the cliff and off the tree, it was quite a rush! They have lifeguards on site. There were some scuba divers that went into the cave under the cenote. Looked like a great experience.

Date of experience: March 2013
5  Thank rod48533
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Reviewed 30 March 2013

About an hour south of the Cancun Hotel Zone I traveled there with Manta Divers out of Cancun for a two tank dive. While somewhat primitive roads and structures, it was a welcome relief from the hotels. The dirt road leading in is a bit rough, but it is roughly a 1/4mi long, no biggie. My only suggestion/wish was that there was a place to change from dive/\swimming gear to street clothes. Even if it was just a partition. They did have a small bathroom, but it had no provisions to hang clothes from. There were plenty of people just swimming around, the "kids" jumping from the top of the cavern entrance (15+ feet) as well as from tree limbs and there were several divers in the water. The best part? There was plenty of room for everyone and it appeared all were having a great time. The dive was incredible and I look forward to getting back soon. Great for all ages!!

Date of experience: March 2013
2  Thank Scott H
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

We spent an afternoon here and found this cenote to be a perfect spot for our family to swim, snorkel and just to relax. There is a short dirt access road in off Hwy #307 (north and about 2 minutes west of Puerto Aventuras) but it was easily travelled in the little puddle jumper of a car we had rented.

The cenote has several "jump" in areas or one could enter the water from concrete decks or ladders (depending on which side of the cenote you happen to be on). The water is fresh, crystal clear and there are lots of different fish to view. Our 2 young sons loved jumping off the cliffs and snorkeling and were also enthralled with the numerous iguanas hanging around.

There are bathrooms and a few palapas but not much else in the way of facilities’. Bring your own snacks and drinks, too. I can't exactly remember what we paid for an entrance fee but it was cheap (<$70 pesos) and included everyone in the car. All in all a great place to spend the day.

Date of experience: February 2013
3  Thank Spacebison
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

We spent the afternoon here - had originally planned on visiting another cenote as well but found this one was perfect for our family. The short road in is a little rough as are the facilities but the cenote itself was perfection. You can jump into the water from several "jump" spots or walk down the concrete steps and enter the water from a concrete deck. The water is fresh, crystal clear and there are lots of different fish to view. My adult children loved all the nooks and crannies they were able to explore while snorkeling. We were able to use one of about 4 palapas built on site - there was also a table and several chairs. Other than the bathrooms, there are no other facilities so be sure to pack food and drink. Oddly enough, we were told we could not drink beer on site! The price was 60 pesos per person - a deal!

Date of experience: February 2013
2  Thank frenchtravellers77
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Some Cenotes require high entrance fees, guides, claustrophobic underground rivers and all day events. Not so with Jardin del Eden Cenotes -- Garden of Eden. It is south of Playa del Carmen and just south of Puerto Adventuras and 10 minutes north of Akumal on the west side of the highway.

You enter on a dirt road and go a couple hundred yards where a guard charges you 50 pesos or $5 (best to use pesos) per person. Drive on and park and in front of you, a few yards away is the open air cenotes of fresh water pool. The pool is about 100 yards long and 30 yards wide. The water was 78 degrees F, clear and blue.

There are no vendors, no extras, not much of anything else but some picnic cabanas so bring a lunch and dive and snorkel for a couple of hours, eat and then do it again. Very serene in the middle of the "jungle."

Great fun. Refreshing fresh water with lots of smaller fish. Most people enjoyed jumping in, about 12-15 feet below but we first took the stairs down and eased in. After a good swim we then climbed the stairs to jump off.

Date of experience: February 2013
8  Thank Mark S
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