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Cenote Azul Bacalar – The complete guide

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All you need to know about the Cenote Azul Bacalar – the complete guide

Among the things you can do in Bacalar a visit to the Cenote Azul is a must.

Mind that it’s not the same as the Cenote Azul in the Riviera Maya. Same names different places.

The Cenote Azul in Bacalar is located at the end of the Bacalar town and close to the lagoon.

It is an open cenote (as opposite to the cave cenotes) and it looks like a huge dark blue lake.

You can swim snorkel or scuba dive and spend a whole day if you wish.

In this post I will tell you all about this beautiful cenote.

How to enjoy the Cenote Azul Bacalar

The Cenote Azul Bacalar is 200 mt wide and 90 mt deep, scary if you wish.

However there is a cord that runs through the largest width of the cenote where you can hang onto if you are tired.

The life jackets are available for rent for a few pesos.

If you wish to dive you will need to contact a dive center.

Entry fee is 25 pesos (just above a dollar)

There are many fishes swimming around the cenote, they are curious and harmless. Don’t freak out if they come close to you.

There is a restaurant on the premises where you can have a nice meal at reasonable prices, but make sure you take cash (MXN pesos) with you in case they don’t accept cards.

How to get to Cenote Azul Bacalar

The Cenote Azul Bacalar is located at the very end of town, you can acceed either from the coastal road or the main road.

If you have a car or a bike, it’s super easy to find and you will find signs both on the main road or the secondary one.

If you get a taxi it costs approximately 35 to 50 pesos from the center of Bacalar.

Cenote Azul Bacalar Rules: best practices to be a sustainable traveler

It really takes nothing to be a good environment conscious traveler.

When you visit a cenote the rules are pretty simple:

  • Don’t litter (ever)
  • Don’t use sunscreen before entering in the water
  • Don’t use mosquito repellent
  • Shower before entering the water
  • Use the life jacket if you cannot swim
  • Don’t leave anything behind
  • Don’t take anything with you, but awesome memories

What to bring with you when visiting the cenote

  • swim suite
  • snorkeling gear
  • beach towel
  • some cash
  • underwater camera
  • dry bag
  • enthusiasm
  • respect for nature 😉

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