Cenotes

Cavity with water; unique formations in the world, places of supply of fresh water in the Yucatan plain where there are no rivers.

Cenote Yaal Utsil

Cenote Yaal Utsil

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Abalá - Muk uyché location_on How to arrive

This freefall open type cenote, has a 12 meters length staircase to access the water mirror. The water color is blue and measures 25 meters long by 39 meters wide and a maximum depth of 49 meters. Inside it can be found some vessels and feline bones (possibly jaguar) for a long time this place has been a natural pool for residents and a water suppy. It is recommended to locate the guide of the locality and the use of lifejackets.

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Cenote Noh Mozón

Cenote Noh Mozón

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Tecoh - Pixyah location_on How to arrive

The cenote is located 56.5 kilometers from the city of Merida, on the road Acanceh-Tecoh, south towards the police station at Telchaquillo, thence take east to the police station of Pixyah, towards the Sabacché hacienda, on a trail in good state. This is an open type cenote with 9 meters of free fall, descend through a wooden staircase that facilitates the entry to the cenote which ends in a platform from which you enter the water.

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Xcanche Cenote

Xcanché Cenote

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Temozón - Hunukú location_on How to arrive

1.5 km from the archaeological site you will find an oasis of life in the midst of the surrounding deciduous forest, the X-Canché Cenote, about 50m in diameter and surrounded by lush trees where the branches spread over the opened gaps. A dozen birds with blue plumage and long tails of a paradise landscape run alongside, the cenote, projecting their shadow on the indigo water.

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Cenote Kankirixche

Cenote Kankirixche

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Abalá - Mucuyché location_on How to arrive

It is located 57.4 kilometers south of the city of Merida, nearby the town of Abala, at seven kilometers towards the Mucuyché de Peon hacienda, two kilometers before reaching thetown take left advancing 1.4 kilometers on trail in good state. It is a semi-open type cenote 25 meters long by 15 meters wide and a maximum depth of 50 meters and a two meters mínimum depth.

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Cenote Tza Ujun Kat

Cenote Tza Ujun Kat

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Homún location_on How to arrive

It is located 60 kilometers from the city of Merida on the Merida-Chetumal highway, taking the turnoff to Acanceh, trough the town of Cuzamá up before reaching the center of the town of Homún, behind the restaurant “El Cenote”. It's a closed type cenote inside a cave with 12 meters of free fall. You descend through a Stone staircase that facilitates the entry to access the water of this semicircular cenote.

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Cenote Xbatún

Cenote Xbatún

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Umán - San Antonio Mulix

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This cenote is located 49 kilometers from the city of Merida,on the highway Merida-Muna, at the 39 kilometer take the right margin towards the former hacienda Cacao, then to the former hacienda San Antonio Mulix, from there take a trail for 2.3 Km to reach the site. (You can enter in your vehicle or rent a bicycle). It is a popular place for taking photographs with a special view because the roots of trees hanging over the entrance of the cave.

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Cenote Dzom bacal

Cenote Dzom bacal

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Umán / San Antonio Mulix

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This cenote is located 49 kilometers south of the city of Merida, at the Merida-Muna road once you reach the 38 kilometer make a turn to the right to Cacao hacienda. When you reach this town take the road leading to the police station in San Antonio Mulix trough three kilometers of paved road in good condition, to a tourist center managed by the community cooperative. The water is clear and in the deeper parts turns blue.

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Cenote Xlakáh

Cenote Xlakáh

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Mérida - Dzibilchaltún location_on How to arrive

The cenote is located 16.6 kilometers north of the city of Merida, after 12 kms. on the Merida-Progreso road take the rtoad towards Dzibilchaltún to where you will arrive after 4 kilometers. Reaching the town go to the archaeological site of Dzibilchaltún to the CULTUR Services Unit where you should pay an entrance fee. It is an open type cenote almost at ground level, with blue water and measures 22 meters long by 36 meters wide.

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Cenote Nayáh

Cenote Nayáh

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Tecoh / Pixyah location_on How to arrive

It is a semi-open type cenote, with 9 meters of free fall, descend through a wooden staircase that ends in a platform from which you enter the water. This cenote is located 53.6 kilometers from the city of Merida at the Acanceh- Tecoh, then take the road towards the south, to the Telchaquillo town building, thence east to the police station of Pixyah, towards the Sabacché hacienda.

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Dzitnup and X’kekén Cenote

Cenote de Dzitnup o X’kekén

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Valladolid - Dzinup location_on How to arrive

Located 7 km southwest of Valladolid. This cenote is inside an underground chamber . You can see stalactite and vivid turquoise waters naturally illuminated by light entering through a hole in the center of the dome The water is shallow and clean. You can observe many fish.

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Cenote Zací

Cenote Zací

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Valladolid location_on How to arrive

Access to the cenote is by tunnel or cave. This body of water is 45 meters in diameter with a depth of about 80 meters. It is about 40 meters high from the mouth to the water surface and the entrance is a carved rock with railing surrounding the cenote ladder. Stalactites and stalagmites hanging naturally from the rocky roof cover just over a third of the cenote.

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Yokdzonot Cenote

Cenote Yokdzonot

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Yaxcabá - Yucatán location_on How to arrive

An open type cenote with freefall, where you go 18 meters down a staircase to a wooden platform to access the water. The water has a blue or green hue, depending on the time of the year, the water mirror is 40 meters long and wide, with a maximum depth of 45 meters. It is one of the largest cenotes of Yucatan.

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Cenote Samulá

Cenote Samulá

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Valladolid - Yucatánlocation_on How to arrive

A semi open type cenote with freefall, where you descend through a hole made in one of its sides and a ladder made of stone is found. Upon arrival, you get to a first level where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the dome and the water body.

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Cenote Papakal

Cenote Papakal

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Cuzamá, Yucatán location_on How to arrive

A closed cenote inside a grotto, which has a water mirrror 27 meters long by 29 meters wide, with a maximum depth of 31 meters. It distinguishes by its great cavern, which you can access through a side entrance at the northern side, and because it has big stalagmites that dive into the clear water. It has also good visibility for the divers.

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Chelentún Cenote

Chelentún Cenote

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Cuzamá - Yucatán location_on How to arrive

A semi closed type cenote inside a grotto. It is one of the most visited, since it is part of the Cuzamá cenote circuit. With a concrete ladder 8 meters long and a wooden platform to access the water. The water mirror is blueish and is 48 meters long by 20 meters wide, with a maximum depth of 15 meters.

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Cenote Chacsiniché

Cenote Chacsiniché

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Cuzamá - Yucatán

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A semi open type cenote with a 16 meters freefall. It is one of the most visited, since it is part of the Cuzamá cenote circuit. The water mirror is blueish and is 20 meters long by 10 side, with a maximum depth of 40 meters.

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