Sandy beach
Cliff jumping
Hike-in Required
Sensitive Habitat
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Cenote Calavera, sometimes referred to as the Temple of Doom, is an exciting, if small, cenote located just 2km from central Tulum. While there is not much development to the cenote beyond an entrance booth and a short tiled path leading to the cenote, it's a great visit for the more adventurous crowd.

Cenote Calavera consists of three holes that visitors can jump into: the large opening, and two smaller holes. About 3m below the limestone shelf is a pool of magnificent blue water. This is also a popular dive spot, and the water remains clear and divers can access a deep winding network of caves from the cenote. 

Those swimming or snorkeling find themselves in a wide pool that extends much wider than the circular opening, while beams of light falling through the holes illuminate the water. A wooden ladder lets visitors climb in and out of the water.

Cenote Calavera is one of the more fun cenotes, but definitely can feel crowded, even with just a handful of other people, as all of the action takes place around the cenote opening.

There are no lifeguards or equipment rentals here, nor any tables for divers to gear up on. But its close proximity to Tulum and the ledge which is a great height for jumping or diving makes this a fun one. The water remains around 24˚C.

Cenote Calavera is open daily from 9am-4pm. Admission is MX$100 per person for swimming, MX$200 per person for diving.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)


Parking Pass

Admission Fee

Open Year-round



Can jump in from the edge of the crater.


Feels crowded with a small number of people.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed


Picnic tables


Nearby Lodging + Camping


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