Cenote Acancun Azul is one of the little-visited treasures where you can enjoy nature in a local environment. The good thing about getting out of the usual routes is the tranquility and authenticity you find in them.

Leaving the most usual routes we find a lot of pleasant surprises along the way, Cenote Acancun was one of these. From home in Tizimín we went out for a day of excursion in the vicinity and we left a round day, in addition to the great company, which is always the great extra point.

Kuluba archaeological site, Yucatan
With Fausto and Clau, what a great time we had 🙂

Sucilá and the Parish of Santiago Apóstol

Cenote Acancun Azul is located between the town of Sucila and Panaba. Our first stop was immediately seeing the pretty Temple of Sucila, we parked and we took a walk around there, taking the opportunity to talk with the locals who always explain an interesting anecdote. Sucilá (pronounced suki'la) is a Mayan word meaning water in the grass This reference already tells us that there is water here and it is a place of grass.

The beautiful parish of Santiago Apostle began its reconstruction in the year 1977, as the chronicles indicate. Many of the temples of the Peninsula are runes, which gives them a romantic touch, as happens in the neighboring town of Kikil, where you also find a cenote to enjoy. The Virgin of the Nativity is the patron saint of Sucilá, at the beginning of September they are the patron saint festivities and it is when they make the pilgrimage of the Virgin of the Nativity in the bullring that is armed in the town. I totally recommend you to live the local parties in Yucatan.

Sucila, Yucatan

Cenote Acancun Azul

From here you only have to travel 10 kilometers towards Panabá until you find the signs that clearly indicate the entrance to the cenote Acancun Azul. This is located on a ranch, as is often the case with a large number of cenotes in this area, some marked and open to the public and others closed.

Cenote Acancun Azul does not offer services, but it does have good access to the water and a couple of shaded tables. My recommendation is that you go to the zenith of the sun, because it is from 12 onwards that the rays of light stick in the water and you will see the clarity, the reflections and the plays of lights that the cenote has.

Which ones are the bestCenotes near Valladolid

Some wooden stairs lead us to the interior of this small and beautiful cenote. A comfortable wooden platform and some stairs help us to get easy in the water. little sun touches him and the water stays cold all the year, between 21 and 23 approximate degrees. The eventual bats that you see passing are an indicative that it is a healthy cenote with the autochthonous fauna that still inhabits it. There are so cenotes cenotes that the poor bats were invaded and expelled by the human. there are also catfish, the black fish with mustache inhabitant of many cenotes. Do not be afraid of them, they do not do anything, neither bats nor fish.

As usual in the cenotes, we see the cords that cross the cenotes from side to side, which serve the visitors to hold on and have more security inside the cenote. Many locals do not know how to swim, so they are important. Equal rents vests to enter the cenote.

Cenote Acancun Azul, Yucatan
Cenote Acancun Azul, Yucatan
Cenote Acancun Azul, Yucatan
Cenote Acancun Azul, between Sucilá and Panabá 1


The attentive owner of Cenote Acancun Azul recommended us a restaurant in Panabá, so following how we usually do the local councils we went in search of El Chino in Panabá. We were hungry, so we went straight without stopping to know the town, it is pending. El Chino is a good place for fish and seafood, you are close to the Yucatan coast of Ría Lagartos Biosphere Reserve, so take advantage of eating fresh here.

A friend from Cancun later recommended me a room in a Panabá ranch, I leave the reference in case you want to stay in a different place.

Seafood the Chinese, Panaba

Kulubá archaeological site

In our case we continue our way to the ruins of Kulubá before returning home, in Tizimín. It was one of those great days of enjoyment, once again taking advantage of the great playground that this much appreciated land represents. The archaeological zone of Kulubá It is one of those places that you should go to know, we leave you the link with all the information.

Archaeological zone Kuluba, Yucatán

If you have the opportunity to go during the week and go on vacation to the cenote Acancun Azul you will surely be alone. being a cenote with a local atmosphere, especially on Sundays and Holy Week or other general holidays, it is usually full and being a little uncomfortable something that there are enough people.

The Acancun Azul cenote reminded me of the Dzonotoch cenote, being both close and local. We will continue to investigate the area, it is very gratifying to populate through Yucatan.

Cenote Acancun Azul, between Sucilá and Panabá 2

Cenote Acancun Azul

LOCATION: cenote Acancun Azul it is located at 10 km of Sucilá. On the road you see a sign that indicates the entrance to the cenote.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: Open from 9 to 18 daily hours. There are no services, just a couple of tables with shade. A good place with a local atmosphere to go with the family.
PRICE ENTRY: 50 pesos
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? From Tizimín you can take bus or towards Panabá, or Sucilá and from here to Panabá. It's simple, these towns are well connected by combis.
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothing, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (use it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect you from insect bites. The swimsuit and a towel or sarong to dry off after bathing. It is a good option to carry diving mask to better appreciate the place.
THE LAW OF THE GOOD CENOTERO: To avoid contaminating the delicate water of the cenotes, do not use body creams, or protectors, or repellents before entering them. Do not hang from the roots of the trees or touch the stalactites or do any other idiocy that damages the place.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CENOTES IN THE AREA: You may be interested in reading the best cenotes of Valladolid y what are the cenotes and how are they formed. As well the relationship of the Maya with the cenotes.

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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