Cenote Tajma Ha
Cenote Tajma Ha is a wonderful cenote in Playa del Carmen. This is another popular cavern dive site in the area, so it attracts plenty of tourists all year round. The cenote is located in the middle of a thick jungle that leads to the cavern entrance. This is recommended for medium-level divers who want to see the true beauty lurking beneath the surface of the water.
Cenote Tajma Ha
Cenote Tajma Ha is an amazing cavern that boasts of all the fantastic things you look forward to find in a cavern dive. There is a dense halocline that is a layer of cloudy water formed by the mixing of salt and fresh water.
There is also a streak of light that enters to the cave into the so-called Sugar Bowl. This result in razor sharp-like light creating a beautiful curtain inside the cenote.
Cenote Tajma Ha is accessible by land. Once you enter the cavern, you will be greeted by a beautiful cenote with crystal clear water. As mentioned above, the diving conditions in this cenote is good for year round diving.
It has a water temperature ranging from 23 to 25 degrees Celsius. The average depth of the water is 15 meters, while some parts can go beyond 30 meters.
Great buoyancy is required for those who are interested in diving Cenote Tajma Ha. This is because of the aggressive saw-like profile in this cavern dive.
Most dive tours in the cenote will end at the Points of Light, which enables you to marvel at bats that hang from the ceiling of the cavern. Each dive will be completed in less than an hour.
If you want to visit the cenote and see the beautiful streak of light, make sure you visit late morning to early afternoon. This is when the sunlight is at its optimum to allow natural light into the cenote. The light provides a beautiful contrast to the darkness inside the cave.
Among the highlight of your dive in Cenote Tajma Ha include the following: speleothems, open surfaces, air domes, fossils, and the halocline effect (at approximately 30 meters deep). The up and down profile of this dive might make it extra challenging for newbie divers or those with sensitive ears.
- Opening hours: 8 AM to 5 PM
- Entrance fee: 232 Pesos
- Good for Scuba diving: Yes
- Good for swimming: Yes
- Facilities: Yes
- Car parking: Yes
Cenote Tajma Ha is one of the most sought after destinations in Playa del Carmen for cenote diving. It is relatively quiet compared to other more popular cenotes. The great thing about this cenote is that beginners and intermediate level divers can go diving on this site.
Whether you are into diving or not, this cenote has enough to keep you satisfied and occupied during your visit. The nice warm water temperature is enough to relax your body after an adventure-filled day. But the opportunity to see stalactite formations and fossils is one of the primary reasons why diving should be on your list of things to do.
Since there is no current on this cenote, it is suitable for year-round diving. The water temperature can go up to 26 degrees Celsius in the summer or 23 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
But if you want to maximize your visit, make sure to avoid the rainy season that starts from June to October.
The proximity of this cenote to Cenote Ponderosa makes it an ideal trip to bundle. For instance, you can visit these two cenotes when you are exploring the area.
HOW TO GET THERE
Cenote Tajma Ha is about 5 kilometers from Puerto Aventuras or approximately 20 minutes from Playa del Carmen. You need to drive along the Cancun-Tulum highway.
Once you see the sign to the cenote, you must turn right and drive for the next 2.3 kilometers until you reach the cenote.
WHERE TO STAY
You have plenty of options available in terms of accommodation types – from hotels, backpacker’s lodge, and hostels. You are sure to find the ideal accommodation that is within close proximity to major attractions in the area, not just to Cenote Tajma Ha.
This 4-hour tour is a great way to experience the best that Mexico cenotes have to offer. You will get the opportunity to snorkel the second largest barrier reef system in the world. This snorkeling experience will provide you an up-close look at various marine and fish species in their natural habitat.
As part of this tour, you will also explore underground cenotes in Tulum such as Cenote Tajma Ha. You can choose to swim or dive – either way, it will be your chance to learn about these sacred sinkholes for the Mayan culture.
Whether you are staying in Playa del Carmen or Tulum, this cenote trip is a must-try. As part of a small group, you will have a dedicated tour guide who will take you through the cenotes.
These cenotes are sacred to the Mayan civilization but they are also a natural marvel. There are stalactite formations in the area that you can marvel at whether you choose to swim or dive.