Jardin del Eden Cenote – Everyone’s Favourite Cenote
The cenotes in the Riviera Maya are renowned for their beauty and intricacy. These fresh-water filled limestone sinkholes are just waiting to be explored. There are literally thousands of natural underwater natural caves in the area. And a completely open cenote surrounded by rich vegetation known as cenote Jardin del Eden.
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How Do You Get There?
You can take public transport. Hire a cheap collective taxi. Or drive, as there are ample parking facilities. It takes about 20 minutes to get from Playa del Carmen, along the federal route 307. And the cenote is located about a ten-minute walk from the main highway. Alternatively, you could choose to book a tour which includes a visit to Jardin del Eden and is picked up from your hotel.
Are There Any Services?
You’ll be able to hire life vests and snorkels. And have the use of the bathrooms. There are areas to sit and picnic too. There is a small range of snacks available to buy from a snack cart in the car park. And the Barcelo Resorts are just across the highway.
You’ll need to bring your own towels, and any biodegradable sprays that you need as this helps keep the cenote water clean.
How Much Will It Cost?
The entry fee per adult is £7.95 or 200 pesos. Children can go for £3.95 or 100 pesos. And the opening hours are 7.00am to 5.00pm from Sunday through to Friday. The cenote is closed on Saturdays. Parking is free.
What Makes it So Special?
The Jardin del Eden cenote is large and deep. The name was inspired by the impression of being in the Garden of Eden. On the banks are moss-covered rocks. And you can dive where the lifeguards indicate it is safe as the water reaches between four and five metres.
To get to the water level you need to walk down several steps. The stairs that have been specifically installed on wooden decks surrounding the cenote let you enter the water. You can jump from this platform if you prefer.
You’ll immediately see small fish in the water and you can simply swim with them, or dangle your feet in the water and let them massage your toes!
Or snorkel to view the fascinating rock formations. The snorkelling area is the entire cenote – 30 metres wide and 100 metres long. The temperature of the water remains consistent at around 25 degrees Celsius throughout the year. Guides will take advanced snorkellers through small underwater passages.
Scuba diving is also allowed. The visibility under the water is beautifully clear. With stunning light effects. There are aquatic plants and moss-covered rocks to explore. And a range of freshwater fish including tetras, mollies, and platys. Slider turtles have also been spotted on occasion.
The cenote is perfect for cliff jumping, snorkelling, scuba diving, and swimming. Made for families to enjoy. And you can sunbathe and relax by the sparkling lake.
Are There Restrictions?
Cenote Jardin del Eden has crystal-clear waters with perfect visibility. In order to keep the cenote pristine, you’ll need to follow certain guidelines including:
No alcoholic beverages
No sunscreen or sunblock allowed as it may contaminate the water
Swimwear is compulsory
Explore the Cenotes
Cenote diving in Playa del Carmen with Koox Diving is an amazing experience. Your price will include transport from the shop to the dive location and back. And all the equipment you need will be supplied. You’ll be provided with a certified guide master. And your underwater adventure will not only be special, but perfectly safe.