Cenote Sambula
Cenote Sambula
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Dustin O
Havre de Grace, MD6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
My wife and I took our 3 children to the cenote and the oldest two thoroughly enjoyed it. The water was cold but it was a great escape for them from the heat. I forgot our youngest floatation device in the car and so I stayed with him. It was not crowded and the price was adequate as well. We will return next time we are in the Yucatan.
Written 19 July 2019
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Janie L
Rouyn-Noranda, Canada12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
We went to Sambula cenote on February. It was so nice, as soon as you get down the cave it is all so quite and the lights gives a relaxing feeling. The water was perfect temperature. We where expecting freezing cold water but it was perfect. It is also a very cheap activity. We where with our young kids 2 and 3 yrs old and it was easy access for them.
Written 17 February 2019
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mexicorentals
Puerto Morelos, Mexico67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Very inexpensive as it is run by the city of Motul as a service to its community (and not as a way to make profit). It is surely not the nicest one but it is still nice to take a bath in its refreshing waters.
It is also a place with plenty of history, relating to Felipe Carillo Puerto.
Written 29 August 2018
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Ruth H
158 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
This is the only swimming Cenote in this area that I know about, and it does provide for a refreshing dip. I have been to many Cenotes and would categorize this as a semi-commercialized cave Cenote and, compared to others, a 3 star. There are cement stairs underground and, unfortunately, cemented all around, therefore you do not have much of a natural feel here. But, this being said, this would be a good spot to take young family. The water is crystal clear and I would recommend not wearing sunblock or lotions when you are in the water. The Cenote is 1-8 meters deep. If you are in the area and need a reprieve from the hot Mexican sun, the Cenote awaits for dipping into.

GPS = N 21 05.039 W 89 16.973
Written 27 April 2017
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barefootmart
Toronto, Canada297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
After visiting many of the Mayan ruins and cenotes we were looking for a different place to visit close to Chicxulub. We took a 30 minute drive to Xcambo ruins (interesting smaller site) then drove another 30 minutes to visit Motul. What a wonderful city. They have an excellent market and we enjoyed BBQ chicken at a little place across the street. Talking to a local they suggested Cenote Sambula. It was only a few blocks south of the market. We paid our $5 mxn entrance fee and $3 for the toilet. We changed then took the suggested shower. There are concrete stairs that take you down the cave/cavern to a large open area and the water. There are benches where can put your stuff. Just 3 steps down gets you into an amazing underground cenote with fresh, crystal clear, blue water. I'd guess its about 10 m wide by 50 m long and the deepest was at least 2.5 m. There were only a few locals who came and went as we stayed 1.5 hours because we didn't want to go back upstairs to face the sun and heat. The orange buildings outside suggest there's a restaurant, some kiosks and a small park setting but it was all closed at the end of March when we were there. I enjoyed our day!
Written 31 March 2017
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Anne-France P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A magical place. Sit in the dark back, don't be afraid and the magic happens.
Your eyes get used to it and little by little everything becomes clear. We had the gift of being alone in the cenote and it was incredible. We leave renewed.
The cenote is not very big, but it gives you beautiful energy.

P.S: Before entering any place, but especially in the cenotes, I advise you to ask permission from the "guardians" of the place.
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Written 16 January 2024
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