Cenote Dos Ojos – The gateway to the Mayan Underworld


Dos Ojos: A diving and snorkeling paradise in a spectacular cenote

 Cenotes can be found all over the Yucatan Peninsula, especially near Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The word “cenote” comes from the Mayan word Dzonot” which means sacred well as this was believed that this was the gateway to the underworld.

Geologists estimate that there are over 6,000 cenotes in this area, however only just over 2,000 have been discovered. These cenotes are estimated to be over 6,500 years old and are only found in this part of the world.


This amazing set of cenotes is part of the Nohoch Nah Chich system which is also connected to the Dos Palmas Cenote. The name “Dos Ojos” means “Two Eyes in English and originates from the 2 circular shaped cenotes that are located close to each other.

This is a divers paradise, with 57 Kms of underground rivers with a depth of around 24 meters its understandable why Dos Ojos is very popular among divers. Experienced divers will be able to dive to the connecting cenote Dos Palmas. The second cenote is perfect for snorkeling where you will be able to float through caverns full of crystal clear waters, stalagmites and stalactites.


Entrance is 100 pesos per person. You can rent the snorkel and life jackets at Dos Ojos (extra charge) Diving in Dos Ojos come with an extra charge.


Open every day from 8am – 5pm


From Cancun: located 1 and ½ hours away take the Playa Express (located in front of the ADO bus station, upon arriving to Playa del Carmen, head to 5th Avenue and Juarez (opposite the ADO bus station) and take the Tulum Express to Cenote Dos Ojos

From Playa del Carmen: located 35 minutes away. Take the Tulum Express which is located on 5th Avenue and Juarez (located opposite the Bus station)

From Tulum: Located 20 minutes away, take the Tulum Express bus that goes to Playa del Carmen:. Tell the driver and he will stop outside Dos Ojos. From the entrance it is a quiet a long walk, almost 4 Kms. You can stop a taxi on the main road and he will drive you to the entrance.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at info@mayanexplore.com

NOTE: Information, including prices and opening times are correct at the time of writing (15 February 2013)

Dos Ojos, Mexico

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