Cenote Dos Ojos (Two Eyes) is a great cenote located in Riviera Maya of Mexico. It is a wonderful spot for divers to try cave diving in a pretty safe manner (with proper training/equipment), but is also great to snorkel or just swim around. There are two cenotes connected via submerged passages which give it the name Two Eyes.
Ojo Oeste (West Eye) is the larger area as far as snorkeling goes and contains the cave area called Baticueva (Bat Cave). Ojo Este (East Eye) is smaller but still worth your time. If you only have time to snorkel one side, take Ojo Oeste.
Cenote Dos Ojos is located 50 km south of Playa del Carmen and 22km north of Tulum. It is easily reached via hwy 307. Watch for the turn to the west just south of Parque Xel-Ha.
We didn’t hire a guide and just got in at our leisure. There are guides there and prices are probably reasonable, but I did not inquire. It will cost you about 200 pesos to just snorkel – bring your own snorkel gear and float if you have it. Flippers are not needed as the water is very calm and you’ll likely want to move slowly. A waterproof flashlight is helpful but not required. If you have a wetsuit, you’ll want to wear it, but we didn’t have one and wasn’t uncomfortable after an initial cold shock.
The park is fixed up nicely with showers and well cleared paths. To get in the water requires navigating a few steps into the water with a bit of difficulty getting on/off the last step which might be a challenge if you have mobility issues.
You can read about the Cenote Dos Ojos experience here.
A gallery of pictures from our trip to Cenote Dos Ojos located here.