SIETE BOCAS CENOTE
Cenote Siete Bocas is one of many cenotes in Puerto Morelos, which are frequented by tourists. But in comparison to other cenotes in Mexico, it is not as crowded. If you are looking to enjoy a beautiful cenote with fewer crowds, add this to your itinerary. But does Cenote Siete Bocas has more to offer than that?
CENOTE SIETE BOCAS
Cenote Siete Bocas is a cenote located deep in the jungles of Mexico. It has a small entrance that lead to an underground river system. It has many distinctive qualities and characteristics that differentiate it from other cenotes in the region. Literally translated to “Seven Mouths”, this refers to the small entrances that lead to this cenote.
Each one of the small entrances that lead to Siete Bocas consists of small steps or ladders in order to get access to the underground sinkhole. Other entrances, however, will require you to jump in straight into the water as access. Depending on which entrance you go through, it will be a unique experience and way to access the cenote.
Whether you are exploring this cenote above ground or underground, it will be an exhilarating moment. This is a favorite spot for tourists who come to Mexico looking to enjoy the natural scenery while enjoying a picnic or a good swim.
For diving enthusiasts, Cenote Siete Bocas is also a great destination to go. But this dive site is limited only for advanced level divers. The average depth for diving in this cenote is around 30 to 40 meters. You can use one of the walls to make your descend down into the underground river system exploring caves and cavern systems.
In some parts of the cenote, the depth can reach up to 70 meters. For these areas, only experienced or advanced level divers are given permit to explore. The seven openings to this cenote are connected by a cavern area. You can also marvel at the beautiful sight created as the light beams from the entrances make its way into the water.
Cenote Siete Bocas is often called cenote “Milky Way” by those who have dived the site. The reason for this name is the gigantic Hydrosulfide cloud that appears in the water. Aside from this Hydrosulfide cloud, there are also stalactite formations in this cenote with some even as long as 5 meters.
- Opening Hours: 8AM to 5PM
- Entrance Fee: 250 pesos
- Good for Scuba Diving: Yes, and snorkeling
- Good for Swimming: Yes
- Facilities: Yes (but no food stalls/restaurants)
- Car Parking: Yes
Cenote Siete Bocas is the perfect spot to go to if you want to escape the humid Mexican heat. While this beautiful cenote is a bit off-the-beaten path (as you would have to drive through a long, dirt road towards the middle of the jungle), it is worth the traveling to get here.
This gorgeous cenote is one of many that are connected through an underground river system in the Mayan Riviera. It got its name from the seven small entrances that you can choose from to access the cenote. The galleries inside this cenote are connected, which provides a long swimming opportunity once you are inside.
It is also a favorite among divers and snorkelers because it is not too crowded. There are no tour buses that stop to this cenote, so you have to make your way here. There are also a few facilities available such as picnic tables, hammocks, jungle trails, and some snorkeling equipment. But there are no food stalls or restaurants, so make sure to pack your own food or snacks.
There are also toilets and changing rooms available for those who decide to go for a swim, or snorkel. The use of sunblock is prohibited when you are going to swim in the cenote. There are also many palapas that you can rest in.
The average depth for diving in this cenote is around 30 to 40 meters, with some diving areas reaching up to 70 meters. The average water temperature remains at a constant 26 degrees Celsius.
HOW TO GET THERE
Cenote Siete Bocas is located in Central Vallarta, Puerto Morelos, Mexico. If you are coming from Playa del Carmen, it will be roughly 30-minute drive to reach the Puerto Morelos Cenote Road. For those traveling from Tulum, the travel time could be around 1 hour, 20 minutes.
The cenote is located 12 kilometers from the Mexico 307 Highway. You must travel via the Puerto Morelos Cenote Road (also known as La Ruta de Cenotes). This is a long drive on a dirt road that will lead to a nice and thick jungle.
For one full day, get the chance to explore the beauty of the cenotes in Cuzama and nearby regions. Mexico is best known for its cenotes so use this opportunity to see some of them. A professional guide will join you in the tour to provide insight into these cenotes.
You can also get the opportunity to swim up to three beautiful cenotes. Soak up the refreshing water as you go for a swim or go snorkeling in the crystal clear water.
See the natural beauty of Mexico and experience it through the wildlife and natural formations. In this tour, you will be able to realize that for one full day. Discover the rich flora and fauna of Mexico in their natural environment.
You can even snorkel along with turtles as sightings are guaranteed. Then, you have the chance to enter and swim the cenotes that are considered sacred by the Mayans.