Swimming and Snorkeling in Cenote

Come to Xotik-Ha Ecopark to swim and snorkel in the beautiful Cenote Minotauro. You will enjoy the day in the park!

swimming in Xotik-ha famous cenote

Snorkeling or swimming in a Cenote is a unique experience.

These caverns are windows to the world’s largest underground river system. Their water is so clear that the visibility is amazing.

In the Cenote Minotauro, you can refresh yourself in the open-air cenote, or swim in the underground labyrinth.

In the labyrinth, it is possible to see beautiful stalactites, fossils, and amazing light effects as the sunlight shines through cracks in the ceiling.

You can either get a pass for the Cenote only or you can get a pass for X’TREES + CENOTE where you combine tree-top ropes course and snorkeling activities.

snorkeling in Xotikha famous cenote
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Swim in a natural hole

Jump from the dock

Snorkel in a cavern

Explore

Refresh Yourself

  • Facts

  • Type of cenote: Semi-open
    Target visitors: kids from 2 years old and adults
    Depth of the open area of the cenote:
    Visibility:
    Location: jungle

Open: from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Activity: swimming and snorkeling

Type of Cenote: open-air cenote and underground labyrinth with formations, fossils and light effects.

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Wetsuit if you have one
  • Leave valuables at home
  • Life vest
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Experienced and bilingual guides: English, Spanish, French

You can

  • either pay a fee just to enter the Cenote.
    Entrance fee is $10 USD per person.
  • or you can get our great package of ropes course and snorkeling activities. Price depends on age.
What is a Cenote?

A Cenote is a natural pit, or sinkhole, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Especially associated with the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, cenotes were sometimes used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings.

Speleology has shown in the Yucatan peninsula the existence of interconnections between the cenotes and between these and the sea, evidencing a true system of underground flow.

In the state of Yucatan, where the cenotes have been exploited, it is estimated that there are more than 2,400 formations of this type and there is a whole program to inventory them, preserve them and make them available to visitors whose numbers increase every day.