Grutas de Candelario | Established Campground

Mexico

Details

Verified:
5 months ago
Altitude:
1.9 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None
Contributor:
Underway.ch

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - Not at Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
Unknown
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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Description

Nice and shady garden around a cave entrance. The cave itself is not a reason to come here but to check it out while camping here is nice. 2 pools are a big plus. Andrés the owner is honest and a good person to get infos of the area and cenotes in the municipality. 75M$ /person incl. entrance to the cave. A bar serving cold drinks and snacks on site. Restaurant opens on weekends only. During the week on pre-order only.

As of Feb 2022 ** Price now 150$M/person to camp.

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We really enjoyed our stay here. We were the only campers on a Saturday night in mid-March. Price was 150/person for full use of the facilities, including the cenote (child free). We had a nice grassy spot and our son Caspian made a tree fort with a flat rock, branches, and a blanket. Caspian used and enjoyed one of the two small swimming pools, which was clean and meant for adults to sit and relax in (not deep). For Monday, we were told the restaurant hours were roughly 9-5, but they opened later and we didn’t eat there. We really enjoyed the cave and cenote. The swimming area is not expansive like others, but it is unique. The cave formations are lovely, especially if you crawl to the back. We loved seeing the petrified shells and even petrified coral on the ceiling. Nothing like an improv science lesson while swimming in an underground cave. Simple bathrooms with cold showers. We recommend.

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I recommend this place highly. We stayed and enjoyed this place for three days.
Bigger groups possible. If you contact before they can provide excellent lunch, maby also dinner.
Also recommended for backpackers with tent, enough sites, and this a good place to have a drink in the evening.
Forgot to type, it's safe and clean 😀.

So, if I could, I'd go here again.

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normal price is 150p.pp. we got a special price for we stayed 3 nights. nice place. we were the only ones with our truckcamper paid 250peso p.night including Cenote. stayed 3 nights.nice refreshing pool. during the day locals come here to sit under palapas and have a drink. André did some great work re using old truck/ car tires as children toys and chairs. comfortable!
Andres knows a lot on Mayan culture, medicine/healings etc. He is a Mayan from origin. The place is very safe, clean and quiet. Andres is working hard on a new campingarea for tents. Enough space for big rv's and vans. We regretted to leave.

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We were the only ones to spend the night, family of 5 with big rig. When we arrived they said 150 mxp, it was too expensive for us so we started leaving. The manager very nice and helpful told us to stay for 300 mxp for the night and the gruta and the cenote. A bargain ! The kids loved the place with 2 nice pools, many palapas. We had great micheladas at the tiny bar and could stay and swim by ourselves in the gruta / cenote for more than an hour. Toilets clean with tp. Showers we did not use. We recommend this place !

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Lovely little spot to camp and visit the local surrounding cenotes while here. The cave on the property is really cool to explore and swim in. Price is $150pesos/person to camp.

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amazing place!
150 pesos for camping, including entrance to the cenote.
I was the only one there, they have a swimming pool which didn't look entirely clean so I didn't use it.
it is very quiet at night, I could even see some fireflies!
the owner is very sweet and wanted to make sure that I was okay.
they did have music in the restaurant throughout the day.

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Price is now $150 mxn per person night, negotiable $100 during low season or weekdays. Includes the cave and use of the pools, and a shaded hammock area, palapas with tables. We found it really good value, the owner was really nice and takes good care of the place. The cave was really cool, if your feeling adventurous there are narrow side passages you can take to other little caverns full of stalactites. You can also swim in the main cave, very refreshing on a hot day. Tiny store selling cold drinks and snacks, restaurant still open on weekends. Beware lots of hungry mosquitos!

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Andrés the owner is a very nice guy and helps you figure out which Cenotes to visit in the area and any information you need of the area. The municipality has 365 cenotes, the free ones are a bit further or harder to reach.

The gruta here extends further then you would expect plus the services of this place are worth the 75pesos pp for camping.

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What a lovely surprise! Quite clean and unlike other overlanders I thought the cave was amazing! Exploring further I found a underground cenote that I had all to myself. Quiet at night and the pools were clean. A great option when there are no showers. The owner was very kind. It was 100 pesos for one person and access to the cave.

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Very nice camping place or just in general a perfect place to spend the day. Many Palapas and trees for shade,lovely big garden with lots of birds. Basic bathrooms & shower. Electricity and light. You can buy cold drinks and some food at the bar. The owner is such a friendly guy who helps which whatever we needed. The best are the swimming pools, which help to stand the daytime heat. 75-100 peso pp, depending on the season. Very cheap for what is offered. Highly recommended!

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As described, very tranquilo place with gruta and a small pool at the bottom you can swim in. Walking distance to very nice cenote (see separate entry just to the east).

Very friendly owner who took us on afternoon moto-taxi tour of other nearby cenotes.

Two very nice swimming pools, one shallow for wading with deeper soaking area.

Was listed by others as big rig friendly....I would dispute that as some low hanging trees and not a huge space between spots. yes, you might be able to get a bigger rig in but it would take up the entire entry which everyone uses, and there's no pull through or turnaround inside the gate.

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Stayed 1 night. 150 pesos for two adults with a pickup camper incl. electricity. Nice pools. Big quiet area.

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Nice place and friendly owner. They have two swimming pools now. Entrance to the cave is 30pp and camping in car (we have a 3,5t Mercedes) is now 80pp for 24h.

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150 pesos la nuit par véhicule, l’entrée au Cenote est incluse. On peut se brancher en électricité, remplir son réservoir d’eau, douches et toilettes disponibles. Pas de wifi. Il y a un petit bar. Le Cenote est vraiment incroyable, on peut même se faufiler dans les galeries pour accéder à d’autres salles et admirer les milliers de stalactites. Tout est éclairé artificiellement, la lumière du jour ne peut pas rentrer, très agréable de s’y baigner quand la nuit est tombée. Il n’y a aucun touriste et c’est très calme la nuit jour et nuit.

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Love this place! It’s very peaceful, and I often have the cave and cenote to myself. If you walk / crawl all the way to the back, it opens up into a room with a thousand stalactites - very nice! I showed up on a Sat afternoon, when there was a Mayan ceremony just wrapping up. They invited me to join them, and shared their food with me, too. 70p for one person one night, or 120p for 2 nights.

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10petitspieds - Belles grottes et cenote, à voir ! Le site est équipé d’une piscine. Nous avons passé 2 nuits sur le site (150 pesos par nuit à 5). Le propriétaire Andres est super gentil.

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we paid 100 pesos all inclusive in january 2018 ....What else ;)

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one of the better spot since the start of our travel . You can swim in an incredible cenote/cave . There a swimming pool , electricity , refill tank of water ...
a lot of iguano . Very nice place to stay some days and visit the another cenote around ...
3g signal .

Un superbe endroit pleins de petits iguanes , une grotte pleines de stalactites et autres formations calcaires . Le gerant est vraiment sympa et de bons conseils .
Possibilité de se brancher sur l électricité , faire le pleins d'eau de la cenote . Piscine et palapas .
En fait ici on se baigne dans une grotte , moment assé magique , respecté l'endroit ...
Un très bon poin d'attache pour visiter les autres cenotes du coins .
Mototaxi pour 20 pesos jusqu'au village .
restauration sur place possible.

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Nice and shady garden around a cave entrance. The cave itself is nothing particular but for camping it is nice. Friendly people and a nice pool. Basic bathrooms but ok. 60 M$ /person incl. entrance to the cave. A bar serving cold drinks and snacks on site

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