Cenote Verde Lucero
Cenote Verde Lucero is a pen type of cenote that is located in between Playa del Carmen and Cancun. It is a natural wonderland that offers calm and tranquil waters. If you are looking to experience the most beautiful cenotes in Mexico, it is recommended that you add this cenote to your itinerary.
Cenote Verde Lucero
Cenote Verde Lucero is an unbelievable and unforgettable experience for those who visit – first time or not. It is known as one of the most beautiful cenotes in Mexico and is located in Puerto Morelos. It is a small cenote but there are plenty of exciting opportunities here for the adventure junkie.
Cenote Verde Lucero is located within the “Road of the Cenotes” that head to Puerto Morelos. Therefore, it is a great cenote to visit along with many other cenotes within the area.
The cenote looks more like a veritable hole in the ground. The cenote measures approximately 30 meters in diameter. From the surface, the water is located about 30 feet down. As for the depth of the water itself, it can range from 10 to 30 feet.
Since it is formed like a pen, the cenote is surrounded by large trees with massive roots that protrude from the cliffs. It creates natural yet picturesque scenery so that you will truly feel like you are in the middle of a jungle.
If you want to experience a bit of adrenaline rush, you can take advantage of the zip lining facilities available in this cenote. You can zip from one point of the cenote and then jump off into the water. Zip lining is not the only thrill experience that you can enjoy. Diving is also a favorite among the tourists who come here, but the diving is not as deep as other cenotes (with approximately 4-7 meters in depth).
Since Cenote Verde Lucero is surrounded by a cliff, there are no areas to sit on around the cenote. There is also no snack bar on site so it is best if you bring your own food when you visit. The deepest part of the cenote is 20 meters.
- Opening hours: 8 AM to 5 PM
- Entrance fee: 200 pesos
- Good for Scuba diving: Yes
- Good for swimming: Yes
- Facilities: Yes
- Car parking: Yes
Cenote Verde Lucero is definitely a unique experience from all other cenotes in Mexico – which is a good thing for those who have been to several cenotes and would want to experience something new. You can swim in this cenote and you will be surrounded by cenote walls.
The only downside is that the water in Cenote Verde Lucero is a bit green – and this is how the cenote got its name. It is not the same crystal clear, turquoise water that you will find in other cenotes. The facilities are also quite limited to the very basic ones such as toilets and changing rooms. There are also some picnic huts but they are located outside of the cenote.
If you are not too keen on riding the zip line to jump off into the water, you can also go down a set of wooden stairs. These stairs are built on various tiers so you can go down one level at a time. When you reach the end of the stairs, you will be able to access the water directly from the steps.
There are life jacket available at Cenote Verde Lucero for those who would like to go for a swim.
HOW TO GET THERE
To get to Cenote Verde Lucero, you need to travel via the “Road of the Cenotes” that leads to Puerto Morelos. The travel time to Puerto Morelos from Playa del Carmen is about 30 minutes via Highway 307. If you are traveling via Tulum, the travel time will take more than an hour via Highway 307.
WHERE TO STAY
Playa del Carmen is the closest city to Cenote Verde Lucero and Puerto Morelos. Since this is a tourist hub, you can find a variety of accommodation options in the area. You can find hotels, hostels, luxury resorts – basically anything that would fit your accommodation needs.
If you want to experience the best that the Mayan Riviera has to offer, one day is not enough. For the full Mayan experience, this 2-day tour is a must. You will be visiting the best and most significant Mayan archaeological sites over the two days. Among your destinations include Chichen Itza, Puerto Morelos, and some of the best cenotes in the area including Cenote Verde Lucero, among others.
Experience the thrill of exploring the cenotes and jungles of Mayan Riviera in this guided tour. You can zipline across the jungle, explore trails in an ATV, or go on a peaceful horseback ride through the Mexican jungle. You can also swim on the sacred cenotes in the area to cool off from the Mexican heat. It is the best way to refresh at the end of your adventure-filled tour.