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Bacalar

Bacalar is composed of seven cenotes, some of which are used for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. One of these is the Cenote Azul (Blue Cenote), which is visible from the road, as it is on the surface. It is 656 feet in diameter and almost 300 feet deep. Lifejackets are available for rent, in case you want to feel safe while swimming. During your swim, you will be accompanied by thousands of colorful fish.

The cenote opens at 10:00 A.M. and the entrance fee is about MXN$30, but keep in mind that this fee can change without warning. Remember that there is a restaurant on the premises that boasts a wide selection of seafood options.

The Cenote Negro (Black Cenote), also known as the Cenote de la Bruja (Witch's Cenote), has a natural, 300-foot cliff. If you're not a very experienced swimmer, it’s best to leave the amazing experience of exploring its deep, dark nooks and crannies to professional divers. However, there's no need to feel disappointed, as there are boat excursions available to tour the cenote and to watch its water change from turquoise to a deep, dark blue. This attraction opens at 9:00 AM. Should you bring children, keep an eye on them at all times, since there are no lifeguards on duty.

You should definitely visit Cocalitos on that trip: a hot spring with “beds” made out of fossilized stone, known as stromatolites. This natural treasure is hugely important for the study of the evolution of life on the planet. The stones are estimated to be 350 million years old. Indeed, they are even considered the ancestors of coral.
Bacalar is composed of seven cenotes, some of which are used for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. One of these is the Cenote Azul (Blue Cenote), which is visible from the road, as it is on the surface. It is 656 feet in diameter and almost 300 feet deep. Lifejackets are available for rent, in case you want to feel safe while swimming. During your swim, you will be accompanied by thousands of colorful fish.

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The cenote opens at 10:00 A.M. and the entrance fee is about MXN$30, but keep in mind that this fee can change without warning. Remember that there is a restaurant on the premises that boasts a wide selection of seafood options.

The Cenote Negro (Black Cenote), also known as the Cenote de la Bruja (Witch's Cenote), has a natural, 300-foot cliff. If you're not a very experienced swimmer, it’s best to leave the amazing experience of exploring its deep, dark nooks and crannies to professional divers. However, there's no need to feel disappointed, as there are boat excursions available to tour the cenote and to watch its water change from turquoise to a deep, dark blue. This attraction opens at 9:00 AM. Should you bring children, keep an eye on them at all times, since there are no lifeguards on duty.

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