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 near Puerto Aventuras; it's 1.5 miles 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

There are several picks of restaurants to pick from in the neighborhood surrounding this cave. Hunab Ku is a wonderful locale to dine at on your way to visiting Cristalino Maya Cenote, and offers quick access to it. It's maybe around a short distance away from this cave, so check it out and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you'll encounter options including Sal Y Fuego Restaurant and Al Cielo where you may sample Caribbean fare and experience the culture of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

Those who are interested in viewing two caves, check out Jardin Del Eden Cenote, found 0.0 miles to the northeast of this page's attraction. You'll find some other attractions in the area, including Kantun Chi Eco Park, which is a short distance away away the vicinity of La Gloria. Furthermore, you can think about visiting Cedam Museum, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

Being able to choose from some other activities will ensure you won't run out of ways to stay busy. The closest attractions are listed in the following table.

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

More Information


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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