Planning a trip to Cancun in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula? Well, visiting the breathtaking Cenote Siete Bocas should be at the top of your list. This cenote is one of the most natural and untouched in the area, offering visitors a unique and diverse experience. The cenote has seven openings or mouths that lead to different chambers and passages, making it ideal for snorkeling, diving, swimming, and exploring.
I went there recently, and it’s time to tell you everything.
So, pack your bags and get ready to dive into an unforgettable adventure at Cenote 7 Bocas!
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The Mesmerizing Scenery of Cenote 7 Bocas
Upon arriving at Cenote 7 Bocas, you’ll be greeted by the stunning visual appeal of its turquoise waters, lush vegetation, colorful fish, and intricate stalactite and stalagmite rock formations. The cenote and water’s surface beauty changes throughout the day and depending on the weather, as the sunlight creates different effects on the water and the caves. This captivating scenery is perfect for travelers who appreciate natural beauty and unique geological features.
The name “7 Bocas” translates to “seven mouths” in Spanish, which refers to the seven openings that lead to different chambers and passages within the cenote cave. The Maya people considered these sacred waters a portal to the underworld, adding to the cenote’s allure and mystique.
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|Type of Cenote||Both open and closed cenotes|
|Water clarity||Crystal clear, blue waters|
|Scenery & formations||Stunning stalactite formations, beautiful scenery|
|Entrance fee||400 pesos for foreigners, 300 pesos for Mexicans|
|Life jackets||Provided and included with entrance fee|
|Snorkeling & scuba diving||Bring your own gear, no rentals available on-site|
|Facilities||Restrooms, showers, changing rooms, shaded picnic tables, hammocks, walking paths, parking lot|
|Food availability||No food options on-site.|
|Duration of visit||Approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.|
|Location||25 minutes from Puerto Morelos, along the “Ruta de los Cenotes”|
|Accessibility||Accessible by car or prearranged taxi service|
|Opening hours||8-9 am to 5 pm|
|Payment method||Cash only|
|Atmosphere||Casual, relaxed, family-friendly|
|Activities||Swimming, exploring caves, jumping into the water, snorkeling, guided tours|
|Maintenance & cleanliness||Some maintenance issues and areas needing improvement, but generally, clean facilities|
Unleash Your Inner Explorer at Cenote Siete Bocas
There’s no shortage of activities and experiences at Cenote 7 Bocas. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Snorkeling: Gear up and explore the underwater formations, and admire the sunlight filtering through the openings. Bring your own equipment and follow safety guidelines to ensure a fun and memorable experience. When I went there, the water was not very transparent (because of the gases coming from the ground), but you could still see the huge stalagmites thanks to the lights under the water.
- Diving: Dive into an adventure as you discover hidden chambers, passages, and stunning formations like stalactites, stalagmites, and fossils. Ensure you have the necessary certifications and qualifications before diving, and hire a certified instructor to make the most of your experience.
- Swimming: Take a refreshing dip in the cool waters of the cenote, relax on the wooden platforms, or lounge in the hammocks as you soak up the natural beauty surrounding you. You’ll find a large open cenote with beautiful turquoise water.
Some additional activities at Cenote 7 Bocas include jumping into the water from a 12-foot height and relaxing at shaded picnic tables.
The site offers basic facilities and services, including bathrooms, showers, and parking.
How to Get to Cenote 7 Bocas, near Puerto Morelos?
To reach Cenote 7 Bocas, follow these directions:
- From Cancun: Drive south on Highway 307 until you reach Puerto Morelos (30 min). Turn left onto Ruta de los Cenotes and follow the signs for Cenote 7 Bocas (about 20 minutes).
- From Playa del Carmen: Drive north on Highway 307 for about 30 minutes until you reach Puerto Morelos.
- From Tulum: Drive north on Highway 307 for about an hour and a half until you reach Puerto Morelos.
You can also take a colectivo to Puerto Morelos and find a local taxi. It should cost around 20-25$ (400-500 MXN) to visit 7 bocas for a few hours.
The cenote is open from 8 or 9 am to 5 pm, with an entrance fee of 400 pesos (20$) for foreigners and 300 pesos (15$) for Mexicans. It’s one of the most expensive in the area. This fee covers access to 5 openings, parking, bathrooms, showers, changing rooms, lockers, and life jackets. Food, drinks, guides, and tips are not included.
Tips for an Exceptional Experience at Cenote 7 Bocas
To make the most of your visit, keep these tips in mind:
- Arrive early in the day to avoid crowds
- Bring your own snorkeling gear
- Pack a picnic or snacks, as there are no food options available
- Plan to spend about 1.5 to 2 hours exploring the cenotes, or longer if you want to relax or have a picnic
- Be aware that cell phone service may be lost 6 km before arriving at the cenote, but the area is considered safe
- Bring cash for entrance fees, as only cash payments are accepted
- Be respectful of nature and do not leave any trash behind
Double the Fun: Combining Cenote 7 Bocas with Nearby Adventures
Cenote 7 Bocas is a fantastic destination that can be explored in just a couple of hours, leaving you plenty of time to check out other cenotes and exciting spots nearby.
1# Cenote Boca del Puma
Located a mere 3km from Cenote 7 Bocas, Cenote Boca del Puma is an ecological reserve and natural park perfect for adventure lovers. Here you’ll find:
- The area’s highest and most thrilling zip lines
- ATV driving opportunities
- Two beautiful cenotes for a refreshing swim
- A chance to learn about local flora, fauna (cute monkeys), history, and culture
2# Cenote Verde Lucero
Only 4km from Cenote 7 Bocas, Cenote Verde Lucero is another must-visit spot on the Cenote Route in Puerto Morelos. This open cenote boasts:
- A 20-meter-deep, crystal-clear pool
- Aquatic zip-lining
- Jumping areas at 2, 4, and 7 meters high
- A serene setting with singing birds and beautiful nature
3# Selvatica Adventure Park
For friends seeking adrenaline, adventure, and fun in the Mexican jungle, Selvatica Adventure Park is the place to be. Just 5km from Cenote 7 Bocas, this adventure center offers:
- A variety of activities are bundled into different tour packages. I recommend the 10-cable zip line circuit + 1 cenote, perfect for a morning Canopy Adventure.
- 10-cable zip line circuit + 1 cenote
- Adrenaline and fun in the Mexican jungle
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