Verde lucero

Cenote Verde Lucero: A Tranquil Haven

Verde Lucero is a tranquil oasis nestled in the jungle's embrace. Unwind in a hammock after cooling off in the depths of its crystal-clear waters.

Verde lucero
Verde lucero
Verde lucero

Moreover, immerse yourself in the experience of coexisting with spider monkeys in their natural habitat.

Located at km 17 on the road linking Puerto Morelos and Leona Vicario in Quintana Roo, this cenote lies amidst the lush jungle. Verde Lucero is an open cenote sinkhole with depths ranging from approximately 10 to 66 feet in various areas.

Activities at Verde Lucero

Activities here are quiet yet thrilling:

  • Glide into the water from a zip line
  • Take leaps from heights of approximately 7, 13, and 23 feet
  • Hike
  • Kayak
  • Sweat it all out in the temascal (sweat lodge)
  • Try purification rituals

It’s worth noting that for the 23-foot leaps, you’ll ascend a tree, feeling the adrenaline blend with the inviting warmth that beckons you to dive in. From above, you can directly greet the spider monkeys roaming freely or swinging among the trees.


  • Thatched huts
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Barbecue grills
  • Hammocks
  • Showers

Did You Know…

From November to April, the cenote’s water appears crystal clear as water lilies proliferate, enhancing the oxygen content. However, from May to October, when the lilies perish, the water becomes cloudy.

While exploring the Cenote Route, this destination is a must-visit. The entrance fee is $100 MXN pesos for locals and $200 for visitors.

Cenote Classification and Types

The term “cenote” derives from the Mayan word “ts’ono’ot” or “d’zonot,” meaning a “cavern with a water deposit.” They are considered dissolution lakes or underground water deposits formed by water activity on soluble rock.

For the Maya civilization, cenotes, or “water holes,” were sacred sites to connect with deities. Today, they remain aquatic paradises for swimming, relaxing, cliff jumping, or diving into caverns and grottos. Join us in discovering Mexico’s finest options, where crystalline waters transport you to another realm for a few hours. Explore these incredible natural formations and uncover the hidden secrets of the ancient Maya.

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Cenote Verde Lucero, Quintana Roo, México

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