Along the coast that of Riviera Maya there are many places where it is worth to look out. This entrance will take us to Casa Cenote, a cenote very close to the sea.
Riviera Maya has really fantastic corners, the nature of this Caribbean coast is from splendid sections to spectacular sections. Between Playa del Carmen and Tulum we find some of the best beaches in Riviera Maya such as Xcacelito, Akumal, Punta Venado, XpuHa, Paamul or the neighboring Soliman Bay and Tankah Cove. Both are the adjacent beaches at the entrance to Manatí cenote. You can search for these places in our blog search engine 🙂
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How to get to Casa cenote (Manatí cenote)
Casa Cenote is also known as Manatí Cenote, the property in front of the cenote that manages it appropriated the name. Cenote Manatí is located along the coast known as Tankah, which has different entrances to the beach from the main 307 road that runs parallel to the coast.
A couple of kilometers further south we have the entrance to Caleta Tankah. So that you do not get confused at the beginning I leave you the photo with the indicative sign towards Casa Cenote (So you'll see it posted on the road).
Casa Cenote is among the best 9 Cenotes in Tulum
Today's path leads you to the area of Tankah, where in front of a rocky coast there are private houses of dream facing the sea and the occasional lodging. Among the various accommodation options is the one of Cenote House, who also manages the Manatí cenote, one of the most popular in Riviera Maya. His name is taken by the manatees that lived here, right now they are barely seen, the human presence has displaced them (and then there are those who doubt animal intelligence).
Tulum diving in Manatí cenote (Cenote House)
Casa Cenote is much appreciated by beginner divers for its low depth of 6 meters and the fact of being an open cenote with a surface route very similar to a river, facilitates the initial burden that some people have to dive in closed places.
In Manatí cenote you will see how its waters flow into the Caribbean, the salty waters of the sea meet with the sweets that cross the water table of the Peninsula.
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Snorkeling at Casa Cenote de Tulum
Swimming in this type of cenotes offers us the opportunity to see the mangroves with the viewfinder, the amazing marine fauna that takes refuge among its roots.
Also swimming here is an opportunity to surprise us with haloclines. This phenomenon is due to the entry of salt water into the water table. When the fresh and salt water (the shallow sweet, less dense, and the deep marine, more dense) come together, a transition zone called halocline is established, where it is suddenly blurred. Now you know that you didn't lose your vision, but that you went through a halocline. In addition to being able to appreciate it in several cenotes diving, in places like Manatí cenote or YalKu cove it is easy to appreciate it.
Entrance to the beach through the Manatí cenote
This entrance on the road, in addition to Casa Cenote, takes you to the beach. It is not the most popular stretch of beach, because the entrance to the sea is rocky, so you know that you will be practically alone here. With good fins and visor, once you pass the first rocks, a very entertaining sea awaits you with diverse marine fauna, from turtles and rays or coral fish.
The currents in the Caribbean are more treacherous than they seem, nothing that an accustomed swimmer can not enjoy calmly. An enjoyment of the sea.
Cenote House, cenotesLOCATION: Manate Cenote or Cenote House is located at 9 km from Tulum towards Playa del Carmen. The entrance is indicated on the federal highway 307.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: Open from 8 to 18 daily hours. There are services at the entrance of bathrooms and showers (showers), the restaurant and lodging of Casa Cenote is just opposite. They rent chaises, mask and tube for 50 pesos. The vest is included in the entrance.
PRICE ENTRY: 150 pesos per person, children 100.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? It can be reached by van from Playa del Carmen, taking it on 2 street between 15 and 20 avenues, and from Tulum going out in front of the ADO bus terminal. The cenote is almost 2 kilometers from the road.
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothes, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (use it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect you from insect bites, some water always goes well. The swimsuit and a towel or pareo to dry after the bath. It is a good option to wear a diving mask to better appreciate the place.
THE LAW OF THE GOOD CENOTERO: To avoid contaminating the delicate water of the cenotes, do not use body creams, or protectors, or repellents before entering them. Do not hang from the roots of the trees or touch the stalactites or do any other idiocy that damages the place.
CENOTE MANATÍ CHARACTERISTICS: It is an open-type cenote, its waters flow on the surface, with a depth of 2 to 6 meters. Ideal to go with children and swim with a mask to see the mangrove.
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