Cenote Angelita a marvel of surrealism
This cenote is one of those places that should be seen at least once in life, I confess that when I first immersed I was afraid of the darkness, but after the first impression, I was able to enjoy this mysterious cenote.
Located within an ranch few minutes away from Tulum about 16 km towards Bacalar, the Angelita cenote is well known among the divers of the region.
Due to the peculiar experience that it offers, it turns out that it is a cenote where a river also hides, the union of these waters is what makes this cenote interesting, and the effect of the halocline (difference of the salinity of the water) gives the impression that you are between two worlds.
Another interesting thing about the Angelita Cenote is that it has a thick cloud of sodium sulfate that causes the fresh water to split into two layers, the smell is also penetrating, but only when you are under water can you perceive it.
Cenote for divers
The entrance to this cenote is allowed for divers or only for those who want to swim, although if you are there and do not fear the darkness and confined spaces, it is definitely an experience that deserves to be lived.
The depth of this cenote is more than 60 meters, but recreational diving reaches 30 meters so if you want to dive it requires an advanced level (advance PADI) and the assistance of an experienced instructor who can ensure the best experience.
To get there is quite simple, even a shared van that goes to Felipe Carrillo Puerto could leave you there, it is 15 minutes from downtown Tulum, the sign is a bit small so you have to be vigilant:
The specialized photography equipment is necessary to be able to take good pictures in this amazing place, so as you can see, I did what I could with a Gopro:
How to get to Cenote Angelita:
- Admission: Divers $ 300 mxn snorkel $ 150 mxn (2017 prices).
- The days of the week when it is open may vary, since it is within a private property, they determine it.
- The access with certified and specialized diver is necessary, in Tulum there are many diving schools that offer this tour, but you have to know who you are with.
- I recommend not wearing silver jewelry since the sulfur can obscure them.
- Be prepared for what you are going to see and eager to have fun.