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.


Situated in the Riviera Maya, Tajmahal Cenote happily welcomes local residents and tourists lodging in this part of Quintana Roo. Even if you are not staying very close, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. It is 1.2 miles 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

Of course, one of the most exciting possibilities while spending some time exploring the area could be enjoying a dish at a restaurant within traveling distance of Tajmahal Cenote. The nearest eatery to Tajmahal Cenote is Cafe Del Mar, an ideal eatery to dine at on your way to spending some time at this outdoor park. Sal Y Fuego Restaurant and Al Cielo are some of the additional nearby lunch and dinner possibilities. At Al Cielo you and your party may try a bit of Caribbean meals and enjoy the local foods and culture of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Nearby Attractions

Vacationers that like outdoor parks, and have the energy to view some others, should consider Kantun Chi Eco Park and Xunaan Ha Cenote; the first of which is 1.5 miles to the east of Tajmahal Cenote. Additional nearby attractions include Cristalino Maya Cenote, which is a short distance away away the vicinity of La Gloria. Furthermore, you can consider checking out Jardin Del Eden Cenote, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity 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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