Explore the Underground Cenote Taak Bi Ha
Cenotes are holes of fresh water in the jungle of the Yucatán Peninsula. There are open-cenotes and cave-cenotes. Taak Bi Ha is an older cave-cenote, which means it lies beneath the earth’s surface with a dome of limestone hovering above it’s natural body of fresh aquamarine water.
Cenote Taak Bi Ha is very close to Tulum’s City Center. You can go with a tour, take a ride share, or drive yourself. Map yourselves to the entrance of Cenote Dos Ojos. Once there, drive past the entry taking the road on the right and then drive down a long, bumpy dirt road until you see a sign for it on the left. Turn left into the parking lot. As you drive, you’ll see signs warning you of Jaguar and iguana crossings, and you may encounter some large iguanas in the road.
We paid $450 pesos per person (approx. $18), which includes the use of life jackets if you need one
They provide a shower there to rinse off so you don’t contaminate the Cenote with chemicals from lotions, bug spray or sunscreen
Parking is free
Cenote Taak Bi Ha
Walk down a little jungle path until you come to a staircase descending straight down into the ground. As we climbed into the cavernous cavity in the earth’s surface, a wide open space opens up with stalactites hanging like icicles from the ceiling. Over time these are formed from water dripping through the porous rock. The fresh aquamarine water is clear and inviting, with small fish swimming and clusters of furry little bats hanging in small crevices. None of these animals will harm you.
This Cenote was a great one to visit because it wasn’t too crowded. There are estimated to be at least 6,000 Cenotes in the Yucatán Peninsula! From what I’ve seen so far, they are all unique and beautiful.
If you prefer going on a tour, here are some options from Get Your Guide for different types of Cenote Tours. I hope you enjoy!