The best 10 cenotes for cliff jumping in Mexico

Ancient entrances to the underworld

Today turned into adventures


The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the most fantastic places in Mexico. Here you will find Nature Reserves, Archaeological Sites, villages full of magic and cities with the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is the ideal place to live adventures that will test your courage and adventurous spirit, an excellent example of this are the cenotes.

Cenote Ikkil-Yucatán-Xichen

Considered in Mayan history as portals to the underworld, cenotes can be counted by thousands in the southern states of Mexico and today we’ll show you only ten of them, where you can enjoy the nature and excitement of a good jump.

10.- Cenote Cristalino

Location: Playa del Carmen – Tulum highway km 269.

This beautiful cenote has an incredible 10-feet cliff jump for the bravest ones who like to feel the adrenaline of nature. 

Cenote-Riviera Maya-Xichen

Photo by Vive Playa del Carmen

9.- Cenote Azul 

Location: Playa del Carmen – Tulum, highway km 266.

Prepare your swimsuit to jump into the pristine and deep waters of this cenote. This is a little paradise for native flora and fauna of Riviera Maya. A perfect spot to spend time with friends or family. 

Cenote-Riviera Maya-México

Photo by Compartamos Viaje

8.- Jardín del Edén 

Location: Playa del Carmen – Tulum highway, km 264. 

Take off the heat by swimming in the cool waters of this immense cenote. Here you can feel the adrenaline of jumping from their viewpoints.

Cenote-Riviera Maya-México

Photo by Compartamos Viaje

7.- Cenote Dos Ojos

Location: Playa del Carmen- Tulum highway, km 124 at Jacinto Pat Town. 

This site has a really amazing cave system. Here you will find several water holes with depths of up to 24 feet where you can enjoy a refreshing jump.

Cenote dos ojos-Riviera Maya-Xichen

Photo by Venddo

6.- Cenote Azul

Location: Miguel Colorado, Campeche,Mexico. 

Believe it or not, there are cenotes in Campeche. This particular is one of the most amazing because you can experience activities such as zip lines, kayaking and of course jump from its little pier.

Campeche-Xichen-Riviera Maya

Photo by Cenotes de Campeche

5.-Cenote Chukulmatik.

Location: Las hojitas, Chiapas, Mexico.  

This cenote is far from the big cities of Chiapas state surrounded by lush nature. Its crystal waters have a diameter of 656 feet and a depth of 230 feet where you can dive and enjoy an exciting jump. 


Photo by Corazon de Maria

4.-Cenote Zaci

Location: Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico. 

This cenote is one of the most representative places of this Yucatecan town and has a great story that began with the founding of Valladolid in 1543.

Cenote Zaci-México-XIchen

3.-Cenote Ik-kil

Location: Mérida- Puerto Juárez highway km 122 at Tinum, Yucatan, Mexico.

This marvel of nature is very close to the archaeological site of Chichen Itza. Because of its height and lush vegetation it has been the scene of jumping competition, so do not miss the opportunity to visit it.


Photo by Fuett

2.- Cenote Chelentún

Location: Cuzama, Yucatan, Mexico.

This cenote of calm waters is located 50 kilometers from Merida City. To access the cenote you have to walk through a wooden staircase to a platform from where you can jump into the water.


Photo by Yucatán Premier

1.- Cenote Lol Há

Location: Yaxunah, Yucatan, Mexico.

Away from the big cities of Yucatan and nestled in a small town, Lol Ha is one of the most beautiful cenotes. Its crystal waters have a depth of between 26 and 53 feet perfect for snorkeling or diving. Here, tranquility and peace will accompany you on your adventure.

Xichen-Riviera Maya-México

Photo by Gustavo Moguel   

We hope you’re already planning your adventure to visit these incredible Mexican states to jump from the top of these cenotes. So invite your bravest friends to live this journey full of adrenaline and excitement together. 

Have you visited another incredible cenote to jump?

Share it with us