Tajmahal Cenote

The Tajmahal Cenote is a popular spot in the Mexican Caribbean for those who thrill in cavern and cave diving.

Tajmahal is noted for the beams of light that enter through the ceiling and shine into the water during the sunny summer months. Mysterious stalactites and stalagmites fill the caverns, and fossils are hidden throughout.

A tour of the underwater cavern takes divers to a wide room where you come up for air to see a bat-filled cave. Further on, you'll enter the Sugar Bowl, a smaller cenote where the lighting is fantastic on sunny days.


Tajmahal Cenote can be found in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo; it's 1.2 miles to the northwest of Xpu Ha.

The entrance to Tajmahal is 26 kilometers south of Playa del Carmen, on the west side of Highway 307.

Nearby Restaurants

And, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be chowing down on a meal at a restaurant within traveling distance of the outdoor park. The nearest place to eat to Tajmahal Cenote is Cafe Del Mar, an ideal eatery to dine at on your way to visiting the outdoor park. Also within a short distance, you will have eateries including Sal Y Fuego Restaurant and Al Cielo where you and your group should test out Caribbean fare and enjoy the local foods and culture of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who are a fan of parks, and would like to see others, might consider seeing Kantun Chi Eco Park and Xunaan Ha Cenote; the first of which is a short distance away to the east of this park. Other types of local activities include Cristalino Maya Cenote, which is a short distance away away the vicinity of La Gloria. Also, you might consider heading to Jardin Del Eden Cenote, which is another attraction not far away.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, take a look at what is closest in the following table.

Attractions Near Tajmahal Cenote
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cristalino Maya Cenote GeoFeature -- -- The vicinity of La Gloria
Jardin Del Eden Cenote GeoFeature -- -- The vicinity of La Gloria
Cedam Museum Museum 3.0 mi. (4.6 km) ENE Puerto Aventuras
Dolphin Discovery -- 3.1 mi. (4.7 km) ENE Puerto Aventuras
Aktun Chen Cave System GeoFeature 8.1 mi. (9.9 km) W 6.2 mi. Northwest of Akumal
Jungle Place -- -- -- 4.4 mi. South West of Akumal
X'Cacel Turtle Conservation Area -- 11.4 mi. (7.6 km) SSW 4.7 mi. South-Southwest of Akumal
Xel Ha Ruins Historic Site 13.0 mi. (10.2 km) SSW 6.4 mi. South-Southwest of Akumal

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Diving the Tajmahal Cenote costs 50 pesos, but you can snorkel the spot for just 30 pesos.

Location: the Riviera Maya, Mexico


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