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 customers and travelers who are lodging in this part of Quintana Roo. Even if you aren't staying particularly close, you should consider dropping by for some fun in the sun. It's 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

There are many restaurants to choose from in the area near this outdoor park. Al Cielo, which sells Caribbean fare, is also the closest restaurant to the park. Also nearby, you and your group will come across options such as Nativo Juice Bar and Cafe Cafe where you can not get up and go without trying their specialty waffles.

Nearby Attractions

Travelers who like parks, and are interested in visiting others, might check out Kantun Chi Eco Park and Xunaan Ha Cenote; both are within traveling distance of this park. There are a couple other activities nearby, including Cristalino Maya Cenote, which is a short distance away away the vicinity of La Gloria. Also consider heading to Jardin Del Eden Cenote, which is another attraction in the vicinity.

If you're looking for plenty of activities to keep you or your family busy, the following table shows the closest options.

Attractions Near Tajmahal Cenote
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Cristalino Maya Cenote GeoFeature 1.6 mi. (2.5 km) E The vicinity of La Gloria
Jardin Del Eden Cenote GeoFeature 1.6 mi. (2.5 km) E The vicinity of La Gloria
Cedam Museum Museum 3.0 mi. (4.6 km) ENE Puerto Aventuras
Aktun Chen Cave System GeoFeature 8.1 mi. (9.9 km) W 6.2 mi. Northwest 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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