Cenote Verde Lucero

31 Aug

This past weekend, my in-laws, Jorge and I decided to travel in search of adventure in La Ruta de Los Cenotes (The Cenote Route), located just south of the town of Puerto Morelos about half an hour from Cancun.

La Ruta de los Cenotes is a small highway that heads further and further inland from the coast, bordered on either side by dense jungle. Along the way, you’ll see rustic signs pointing toward dirt roads leading off the highway to take you out to adventure parks, eco hotels and beautiful cenotes. (If you’re lucky, you might see some unique Yucatan wildlife crossing the road! We saw a pisot and a tarantula.)

After checking out some eco cabins, artisan shops, local farms and winding dirt roads through the jungles of the Yucatan, we finally came across the stunning Cenote Verde Lucero (Green Star Cenote). We got there late, but decided to go in and explore anyway. The cenote had a zipline, a small cliff, bright green waters, several small caves and a beautiful canopy of trees. There were a few groups there already, and they were having so much fun I knew I had to come back soon and spend an entire day here… maybe bring some sandwiches and sodas and 20 of my closest friends.

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An entire day at this cenote is only $80 pesos per person (about $7 US dollars). We will definitely be back here with friends and family, although I can’t promise I’ll be doing any cliff jumping!

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11 Responses to “Cenote Verde Lucero”

  1. ashlie August 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    You found one of our favourite spots!! I love the zipline! It is a short one but high!

    • gringation August 31, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

      I was DYING to go on the zipline, but we didn’t have much time for swimming. Next time for sure 🙂

  2. Nikki August 31, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    That looks beautiful! I need to put it on my list for our next visit.

    Once when we were staying in a condo the maintenence guy brought out a window screen that had a tarantula on it. It had gotten into someone’s room so he gave us a closer look. He let it go in the jungle across the street and told everyone that wanted to kill it that we were in his territory (or her’s, who knows ;). So true!

    • gringation August 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

      I’ll post my tarantula-crossing-the-highway photos tomorrow 🙂

  3. Holyoke Home August 31, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I am SO not brave enough to jump off that cliff. But it looks AMAZING!!!!

    • gringation August 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm #

      I’m not brave enough either, but I had fun taking pictures

  4. DM August 31, 2011 at 10:48 pm #

    Man. I am stockpiling all these so when we get to abandon our kids because we won the lottery, we can do all these things!

  5. Ceri September 8, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    It looks so gorgeous. ❤

  6. GRRRL TRAVELER September 21, 2011 at 4:02 am #

    $7 for an all-day pass to do all those things? Wow.

  7. Oscar November 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    You should visit boca del puma if you like zip lines their tower are 86 feet tall and tehy have a great view of the jungle

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