Verde Lucero Cenote: the green one

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Verde Lucero Cenote: the green one

The choice of cenotes along Puerto Morelos’ Ruta de los cenotes—or cenotes route—is varied, but Verde Lucero stands out like a sore thumb—or a green one. If you’ve swam in cenotes before, you’ll know the water of most of them is usually somewhere in the blue spectrum, from turquoise to royal blue. Verde Lucero, as the name in Spanish implies, is green.

What is Ruta de los Cenotes?

Puerto Morelos is famous for its massive number of cenotes, most of which are found along the highway to the nearby town of Leona Vicario. It’s common for tourists to visit a few in a single day in a variety of ways. Besides cars, many do so on a bike, ATV, or on horseback.

Where is the Verde Lucero cenote?

Verde Lucero is on the road to Leona Vicario, too, only a couple of minutes from the famous cenote Mojarras and across the road from Selvatica Adventure Park.

It is an open cenote, but contrary to other, similar cenotes, this one is buried in the ground, which almost makes it look like the crater of a volcano.

The facilities at Verde Lucero cenote

At Verde Lucero, visitors will find everything to make their stay comfortable, like bathrooms, dressing rooms, and showers. There’s also a palapa area for shade and a parking lot.

What makes Verde Lucero special, is the many options for accessing the water. As we mentioned before, this cenote is crater-like, buried in the ground. Of course, one way of accessing it is just descending the stairway to the edge of the water. But there are other, alternate, adrenaline-pumping ways.

One is to swing from the zip line across its surface. It’s up to you whether you want to face forward or backward, once you hear someone call out, “let go!”, you let go.

The other is jumping from its platform. Now, many cenotes have platforms, but the one at Verde Lucero is over 20 feet high.

Verde Lucero is also frequented by divers, who like to descend to the bottom of its deep waters and explore the caves that open under the surface.