Cenote Angelita is a classic among divers, one of the unmissable cenotes for the diver who comes to these lands. Its spectacular halocline has an irresistible power. 

If you are a diver and you come to Riviera Maya, you are probably rubbing your hands waiting for the moment to immerse yourself in the magic of Angelita. His spectacular halocline is his big hook: so many spectacular images and videos of the place we force to go to Cenote Angelita, one of the most popular cenotes in the world of diving.

What are haloclines?

Haloclines are a physical phenomenon that occurs in underground cavities where fresh water is mixed with salt water, giving the visual sensation of blurring. The different densities of fresh and salt water they do not mix, so the sweet remains above the salt. Under conditions of low pressure and cold water, this separation of water is visible to the naked eye. This phenomenon does not occur only in the cenotes, also in the sea, between 500 and 1000 meters deep, by the difference of salinity.

The halocline that forms in cenote Angelita is simply spectacular because of the visual and physical leap of changing from one landscape to another. The first 24 meters are fresh water and the 32 meters below are salt water, in addition these solutions are separated by a dense acid cloud with a thickness of 1 meter.

In most cenotes near the coast in Quintana Roo is usually appreciated the haloclines, for being the natural point where fresh and salty waters of the sea meet. Not only in cenotes can you appreciate this phenomenon, also in the coves of the coast such as the Yal-kú cove, you can see them. It is normal to go swimming and suddenly you think your vision clouded, that you need to see lenses: you are going through a halocline.

Other cenotes famous for their haloclines are the Chikin ha, the Taj Mahal and the Grand Cenote, the latter ideal for novices.

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Haloclina in cale Yal-Kú

Cenote Angelita in Tulum

Cenote Angelita, Like Cenote Calavera, I recommend it especially to divers. I understand that there are more beautiful cenotes if you are not going to dive, because the spectacularity of them lies inside. If you are only going to swim and spend the day, there are nicer cenotes in this area, such as Cristal and Escondido, the Grand Cenote, Car Wash or the Kaan L'uum lagoon.

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Cenote Angelita Tulum
Cenote Angelita Tulum
Cenote Angelita Tulum
Entrance sign to the cenote Angelita

Angelita is a nice natural space, there is no bad cenote for me. The day I went they let me look out without paying the entrance, the light was horrible and I was only 5 minutes, that's why the photos do not reflect the place as it deserves, nor the writing.

Cenote Angelita, the most precious halocline in Tulum 1

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LOCATION: Cenote Angelita is located 17 kilometers from Tulum, on the highway towards Felipe Carrillo Puerto.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: open from 8 a.m. to 17 p.m. daily. There are restrooms and showers (showers).
PRICE ENTRY: 150 pesos per person, divers pay 300 mxn per person.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Public transport arrives from Tulum (10 minutes) Or you can go by taxi. The entrance to the cenote is a few meters from the road. If you are in Tulum you can rent a bike and go to the cenote, an increasingly popular option.
WHAT TO BRING?  Light and light clothing, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (use it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect you from insect bites, some water is always good. Swimsuit and a towel or sarong to dry off after bathing. 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.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CENOTE: Cenote Angelita It has a tube shape 60 depth meters. The first 24 meters are fresh water and the 32 meters below are salt water, in addition these solutions are separated by a dense acid cloud with a thickness of 1 meter.

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