Cenote Jaguar: Your Ultimate 2024 Guide

Welcome to Cenote Jaguar, an incredible cenote right in the middle of Tulum’s vibrant jungle. Prepare for an amazing journey as we head into the tuquise waters of this magical cenote to see what secrets it holds.

WHY VISIT CENOTE JAGUAR?

Cenote Jaguar is an open-air cenote surrounded by the dense vegetation of Parque Dos Ojos. It’s a slice of paradise along with an exciting zip line feature, making it an ideal place for families, friends, and anyone looking for an adventure. With jumping platforms and a zip line ride included with your entry, everyone’s in for a day packed with joy and adventure.

Everything you need to know about Cenote Jaguar

ACTIVITIES AT CENOTE JAGUAR

  • SWIMMING: Jump into the cool waters for a relaxing swim. Life jackets are provided free of charge.
  • SNORKELING: Dive beneath the surface to see a lively underwater scene filled with colorful fish and marine life.
  • JUMPING: Experience the thrill of jumping from three different platforms, ranging from 2 to 6 meters (6 – 20 feet) in height.
  • ZIPLINING: Glide through the air and admire the cenote’s beauty from above with an exhilarating ziplining adventure.

THE CENOTE DETAILS

  • ENTRANCE FEE: 350 MXN per person. Payment in CASH ONLY at the Parque Dos Ojos Visitor Center entrance.
  • HOURS: 9 am – 5 pm.
  • BEST TIMES TO VISIT: Early mornings or weekdays to avoid crowds.
  • CENOTE TYPE: Open-air cenote
  • CENOTE DEPTH: Approximately 30 feet deep.
  • LOCATION: A 20-minute drive from Tulum Centro, accessible by car, scooter, or taxi just off Highway 307 that connects Tulum to Cancun.

ESSENTIAL RULES & WHAT TO BRING TO CENOTE JAGUAR

  • SWIMMING ESSENTIALS: Bring swimwear, towels, goggles, and water shoes for a comfortable experience.
  • SUN PROTECTION: Opt for long-sleeve swimwear and hats, as sunscreen is prohibited inside the cenote to protect the ecosystem.
  • MOSQUITO REPELLENT: For after your swim. The use of mosquito repellent is not permitted before swimming to protect the water quality and aquatic life. You’ll have to shower before entering the cenote.
  • UNDERWATER CAMERA: Bring one along to document your adventure.
  • SNACKS AND WATER: Pack your own so you won’t need to buy anything at the snack stand. 
  • LEAVE NO TRACE BEHIND – Make sure not to leave any garbage in the cenote or surrounding jungle.

FACILITIES AND AMENITIES AT CENOTE JAGUAR

  • ZIPLINE CENOTE RIDE: free with the entrance fee
  • FACILITIES: Bathrooms, changing rooms, and showers are available on-site.
  • AVAILABLE RENTALS:
    • Snorkel and Mask: $70 MXN | $4 USD
    • Locker: $50 MXN | $3 USD
  • PARKING: This cenote offers free parking
  • SNACK STAND: Inside there is a snack stand with packaged goods and refreshments to purchase. 

Zip lining over a cenote in Tulum

Getting to Cenote Jaguar

Cenote Jaguar is 11-miles (19 km) away from Tulum Centro (Downtown Tulum). About 20 minutes driving straightforward from Highway 307. Don’t forget to add this cenote to your Tulum itinerary

Even with so many things to do in Tulum, Cenote Jaguar is still well worth a visit.

  • DISTANCE: 11 miles (19 km)
  • TRAVEL TIME: About 20 minutes in normal traffic from Tulum Centro
  • ➡️ GOOGLE MAPS LOCATION: 📍 Cenote Jaguar

BY TAXI:

Cost: Approximately $300 MXN each way from Tulum Centro.

Pro Tip: Taxis may not be readily available at the cenote for the return journey. It’s advisable to save your driver’s WhatsApp number on your phone for convenience.

BY SCOOTER:

Scooter Rental: Available for $30- $40 USD at many rental shops in Tulum.

BY CAR:

➡️ Renting a car in Tulum turned out to be the perfect choice for us, offering the freedom to explore Mayan ruins like Chichen Itza (Seven New Wonders of the World) and magical cenotes such as Zazil Tunich Cenote + Museo at our own pace. 

Driving in Tulum

FAQs about Cenote Jaguar

How Much Does It Cost To Go To Cenote Jaguar?

Entry to Cenote Jaguar costs $250 MXN per person (cash only) for those aged 7 and above. This price includes access to all the site’s facilities and activities, promising a day full of discovery and fun.

Where Is Cenote Jaguar?

Cenote Jaguar is located within Parque Dos Ojos. After entering the park, a 5-minute drive full of bumpy roads due to potholes will get you to the cenote’s parking area. 

Are There Cenotes Near Cenote Jaguar?

Yes – I highly recommend not just sticking to Cenote Jaguar but also exploring Dos Ojos Cenote nearby. It’s famous for its incredible snorkeling experience.

Wearing life vests for safety in a cenote in Tulum

Can You Bike To Cenote Jaguar?

Personally, I wouldn’t recommend biking to Cenote Jaguar because it involves biking on the main Highway 307, which can be quite risky.  However, Tulum offers numerous bike rental options, and there are other cenotes within a safer biking distance.

How Deep Is Cenote Jaguar?

Cenote Jaguar is 30 feet deep. Wearing a life vest is mandatory for everyone’s safety. 

Are There Food And Drinks At Cenote Jaguar?

From what I saw, there’s one snack stand offering refreshments and packaged snacks, but the selection is pretty limited. 

You won’t find any full-service restaurants there, so I’d suggest bringing your own snacks and water to keep you going throughout the day. 

Also, it might be a good idea to grab something to eat at one of Tulum’s best breakfast or brunch spots before you head out.

What To Bring To Cenote Jaguar?

In my experience, when heading to Cenote Jaguar, you’ll want to pack some essentials to make the most out of your visit. Don’t forget to bring:

  • Swimwear: Obviously, you’ll need this to dive into those inviting waters.
  • Towels: Essential for drying off after your swim or snorkel.
  • Biodegradable Sunscreen: Protect your skin after your swim.
  • Eco-Friendly Insect Repellent: Keep those pesky bugs at bay without harming the environment.
  • Water Shoes or Flip Flops: The area around cenotes can be rocky and slippery.
  • Cash: For the entrance fees and any other on-site purchases since card payments might not be an option.
  • Reusable Water Bottle & Snacks: Stay hydrated and energized without having to rely on the limited options available at the snack stand.

Cenote Jaguar in Tulum, Mexico

Can You Snorkel At Cenote Jaguar?

Yes –  Snorkeling at Cenote Jaguar is a must-do. It lets you get up close with the cenote’s underwater beauty, from fascinating rock formations to the vibrant marine life that calls it home.

If you don’t have snorkeling gear, you can buy a snorkel and mask at the entrance for $70 MXN cash

Plus, Tulum has shops with a wide range of quality gear, preparing you for Cenote Jaguar and other underwater explorations.

  • Acuatic Tulum Dive Center: This shop caters to all your snorkeling needs, offering a range of masks, fins, snorkels, wetsuits, and life vests. Plus, you can rent underwater cameras to capture your cenote adventures. The staff here are not only friendly but also knowledgeable, providing valuable tips on the best snorkeling spots.
  • Akumal Dive Shop: Renowned for its high-quality gear and camera rentals, they also offer guided snorkeling tours in the most picturesque cenotes, ensuring a safe and memorable experience.
  • ➡️ Google Maps Location: 📍Akumal Dive Shop

snorkling in Tulum

Are There Tours To Cenote Jaguar?

Yes – There are tours available that include visits to Cenote Jaguar as part of their itinerary. 

🔷 AKUMAL BAY + CENOTE JAGUAR TOUR |  ➡️ Booking

🔷 CENOTE PRIVATE TOUR | ➡️ Booking

🔷 PRIVATE SNORKELING TOUR IN 2 CENOTES WITH MAYAN LUNCH | ➡️ Booking

The view of Cenote Jaguar in Tulum

What Animals Are In The Cenotes?

Cenotes are bustling with life, hosting everything from fish and turtles to bats. These critters are the heart of the cenote ecosystem, adding to its unique vibe and biodiversity. 

At Cenote Jaguar, expect the little fish to come right up to you, making for some really cool, up-close encounters. 

What Are The 4 Types Of Cenotes?

  • Open Cenotes: Like natural pools, open to the sky, and good for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Semi-open Cenotes: Partially covered, with sunlight coming through. Offers a mix of swimming and snorkeling spots.
  • Cave Cenotes: Fully enclosed, dark, and accessed through ground openings. Ideal for diving to see rock formations.
  • Ancient Cenotes: Dry or nearly dry, explored on foot, showcasing the area’s geological history.

Other Notable Cenotes in Tulum

A drone footage of Laguna Kaan in Tulum

WRAPPING UP

In wrapping up this ultimate guide to Cenote Jaguar, it’s clear that this magical spot offers something truly special for every type of traveler. 

From the serene waters to the exhilarating zip lines and rich wildlife, Cenote Jaguar is a testament to the natural beauty and adventure that awaits in Tulum. 

For more Tulum travel tips and exciting adventures, keep following Aqua Apple. I’d love to hear about your experiences or answer any questions you might have in the comments below – let’s work together to make your Tulum journey truly unforgettable!

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