Magical Cenote and Paradise Lagoon Snorkeling Adventure

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


While in Playa del Carmen, don’t miss this opportunity to visit one of the world’s oldest subterranean river systems. Make your way around limestone rock and explore cenotes and underground rivers. Then, snorkel in Yal Ku lagoon, a mixture of seawater and freshwater. Back on land, stroll along the landscaped grounds surrounding the lagoon. This half-day tour includes hotel transport from select Riviera Maya locations.
  • Half-day cenote and lagoon tour from Playa del Carmen
  • Visit the third-longest underground river system in the world
  • Snorkel in Yal Ku, a tranquil lagoon where seawater and freshwater merge
  • Snorkel gear and a bottle of water provided
  • Pickup and drop-off from certain Riviera Maya hotels included

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Snorkel gear
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available for purchase)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

09:00 am

Pickup details

Round-trip transportation is included from select hotels exclusively for our guests who book their tours at least 48 hours in advance. Please consider 2 to 3 hours of transportation for this tour. The actual time depends on your hotel's location.

What To Expect

Discover subterranean landscapes that are part of the world’s third-longest underground river system on this half-day tour from Playa del Carmen. Enjoy an exhilarating swim as you explore a cenote, an underground pool of crystal-clear water. On the Yucatan Peninsula, rainwater seeps through porous limestone rock into cenotes and underground rivers in search of an outlet to the sea. As each drop falls into caverns, stunning rock formations are created.

Continue to Yal Ku, a lagoon where the warm waters from the sea combine with fresh water from underground rivers, creating a special snorkeling environment. Caves and valleys are part of your underwater scenery. Located in a protected cove, the lagoon is a great place for beginning snorkelers and the more experienced alike.

When you’re done with snorkeling, walk about the manicured pathways surrounding the lagoon. Your tour includes hotel pickup and drop-off from select locations.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • MInimum age is 8
  • Child rate applies to ages 8 to 11
  • Not recommended for guests with limited mobility
  • Guests must be relatively fit and must be able to swim
  • For safety reasons, we do not recommend participation on any snorkel activity if you are pregnant, have respiratory problems, injuries, back/neck issues, heart conditions, or conditions that can cause loss of consciousness
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Literally a Magical Cenote experience!
Ronya_A, Mar 2023
This was such a great experience and I highly recommend. Rene (the most handsomest of all your guides ha-ha) was incredible and so knowledgeable. The driver was also great and very safe when driving! The cenotes that Rene took us too we’re both so amazing. The first one with the fishes was incredible, and the second of the underground/cave one was breathtaking! This was worth it!
Cenote was very short, I...
Curt_Z, Jan 2023
Cenote was very short, I have been on better. The road going to was very long and bumpy. Our guild was excellent and made the adventure.
Great Experience!!!
Jared_t, Jan 2023
Started the tour at Paradise Lagoon snorkeling. The protected area is a great spot to see the mixing of salt water & fresh water. Plenty of incredible tropical fish. Next, we drove to the magical cenote and the drive down the dirt road is pretty treacherous. The driver did a great job, but prepare for a bumpy ride. The cenote is incredible when you venture down. The cenote is definitely something you don't experience everyday. The only cons; 1. The water is a bit chilly and at times very deep. 2. The overall cenote experience is pretty short (however, with the chill of the water it might be a good thing). The pick up and drop off was good. Depending on your location it will be a lot of driving, but definitely nice to be picked/dropped at your resort.
Very unique experience
6kc9vvwtyb, Nov 2022
This tour was great. We had Joseph as a guide who was fantastic. Very funny and knowledgeable. The lagoon is nice but the cenote is amazing. You get a long time to swim in both which makes it feel very worth the money. Definitely worth seeing.
The cenote was a rare...
Kacey_G, Apr 2022
The cenote was a rare find, super cool and interesting to hear about the science behind it. Our tour guide, Ivan, was awesome!
Awesome experience
Katie_S, Mar 2022
Jose was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommend. A truly memorable experience so much fun!!!
Sonia_L, July 2021
We had a great time. We did not get our photos. How can we get them. We paid for them. Great adventure.
Loved it!
Nicole N, Dec 2019
The Cenote was very cool!! The snorkeling in the lagoon was also very nice, but the cenote was for sure the highlight. Alexa was our guide and she was personable and easy going. A few things to note that I overlooked.. you should bring a towel. I for some reason thought that they would provide but they dont. Also, they do provide you with a small snack between the activities which I didnt see advertised but was happy that it was given for sure. It was a very nice half day excursion and I would highly reccomend.
Plaisant à voir et découvrir
Frdrik_P, Jan 2023
C’était beau et les guides étaient super. Assez court par contre. Plaisant si vous recherchez une activité qui se fait en avant midi.
Emilia_F, Jan 2023
Die Natur der Cenote und Lagune war atemberaubend. Mein Guide Hazuel hat sehr spannende Informationen zu den einzelnen Orten gehabt! Alles war sehr sicher und gut geplant.