Cenote Oxman is a beautiful cenote located just outside of Valladolid, Mexico, about a 15-minute drive from Playa del Carmen. It is a popular tourist destination due to its stunning beauty and its unique open-air design.

The main attraction at Cenote Oxman is its huge opening, which allows natural light to illuminate the clear waters below. The top of the cenote is surrounded by lush vegetation, which invites birds to find a home inside. Other species simply come down to drink water or cool off a little.

To access the cenote, you must enter through a hole where you will descend a spiral staircase until you come across a large stone hole. Immediately you can admire the beauty of the cenote, all of it is surrounded by vegetation and the roots of the trees that fall until they touch the water. The song of the birds that flutter and play throughout the place captivates you and surprises you with the ingenuity they have acquired over the years to live between the holes in the stones. The surrounding is stone walls and wooden platforms so that you can enjoy the view from almost every angle and take countless pictures of this beautiful place.

There is also a rope that can be used to swing and jump into the cenote, which is a lot of fun!

If you are looking for a beautiful and unique cenote to visit near Playa del Carmen, Cenote Oxman is a great option. It is a hidden gem that is not as crowded as some of the other cenotes in the area. Be sure to add it to your list of must-visit places in the Yucatan Peninsula!

Cenote Oxman Admission Fee

  • The entrance fee to Cenote Oxman is $150 pesos.
  • There are changing rooms available at the entrance.
  • Lifejackets are available for rent.
  • Remember to rinse off any lotion, sunscreen, or bug repellent, you may have before swimming in the cenote.

Cenote Oxman Opening Hours

  • The cenote is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.

How to get to Cenote Oxman


Playa del Carmen to Cenote Oxman

Driving time to Cenote Oxman from Playa del Carmen is 2 hours. You can rent a car, or a taxi, or book private transportation to avoid any hassle.

Cancun to Cenote Oxman

The easiest way to get to Cenote Oxman from Cancun is by car. Traveling time to Cenote Oxman from Cancun is 2.5 hours. You can rent a car or book private transportation.

Tulum to Cenote Oxman

Driving time to Cenote Oxman from Tulum is 1.5 hours. You can rent a car, or a taxi, or book private transportation to avoid any hassle.


Photos of Cenote Oxman

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