Cristalino Maya Cenote

Popular amongst locals as well as tourists, the Cristalino Cenote is easily accessible and favorites for swimming and diving.

Cristalino is part ot the Ponderosa Cave system, known for its beautiful mangroves and jungles.

This cave has a cenote in it that is perfect for taking a quick swim, but many cave divers love this spot as well. Features of the cenote include an overhanging ledge that is fun for jumping into the water.


Cristalino Maya Cenote is situated close to Puerto Aventuras; it is a short distance away to the northeast of Xpu Ha.

The cenote is located south of Playa del Carmen just off Highway 307. You'll pass Bacelo Maya and Puerto Aventuras, then follow the signs to the parking lot.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be enjoying food at a restaurant within traveling distance of Cristalino Maya Cenote. Hunab Ku is a wonderful restaurant to have a bite to eat at before visiting the cave, and is the most convenient dining option from it. It's only about a short distance away from the cave, so check it out and peruse the menu. Also within a short distance, you and your group will have options like Sal Y Fuego Restaurant and Al Cielo where you and your group will be able to try out Caribbean meals and experience the flavors of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are interested in viewing another cave, make the trip to Jardin Del Eden Cenote, which is found 0.0 miles to the northeast of Cristalino Maya Cenote. Other local attractions include Kantun Chi Eco Park, which is a short distance away away the vicinity of La Gloria. You might want to also think about making the trip to Cedam Museum, which is another attraction nearby.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of things to do. The following table contains a list of nearby attractions.

Attractions Near Cristalino Maya Cenote
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Kantun Chi Eco Park -- -- -- The vicinity of La Gloria
Cedam Museum Museum 1.4 mi. (4.6 km) ENE Puerto Aventuras
Dolphin Discovery -- 1.5 mi. (4.7 km) ENE Puerto Aventuras
Tajmahal Cenote -- -- -- 1.2 mi. Northwest of Xpu Ha
Jungle Place -- -- -- 4.4 mi. South West of Akumal
Puetra del Cielo Historic Site 13.3 mi. (3.6 km) NE 2.2 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen
Xaman-Ha Aviary -- 13.9 mi. (2.5 km) NE 1.6 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen
Xcaret Maya Ruins Historic Site 14.1 mi. (2.3 km) NE 1.4 mi. South West of Playa del Carmen

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Open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, you can swim from sun up to sun down here.


Admission into the cave is 30 pesos.

Location: the vicinity of La Gloria, Mexico


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