Homún is a town with more than 20 cenotes to visit, a very attractive and comfortable place for cenote lovers. Cenote Che in Yuc is one of my favourites.

Cenote Che in Yuc is one of the most recently opened cenotes. In recent years, seeing the success of Homún as a cenote destination, several have opened new cenotes. Among them Che in Yuc.

This cenote is a little further from the center of the town and it is something that is advantageous for me. I will explain why: many people visit the Homún cenotes by motorcycle taxi. Normally, motorcycle taxis do not usually offer to go to the furthest cenotes, most offer nearby ones.

This leaves us with some beautiful cenotes with fewer visitors, such as Che en Yuc, Mani Chan cenote and Caliskutz, to give an example.

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Cenote Che in Yuc, the hidden one in Homún 1


The path to the Che en Yuc cenote is the same that leads to the 3 Oches cenote and the Yaxcabaltun cenote. but Che in Yuc is further away. You will go along a dirt road, in the rainy season it gets a bit ugly, but nothing that you cannot reach.

It is one of the least visited to date in Homún, and that is a good point. In some Homún cenotes they give you 30 minutes per visit if there are people. It is not my way of enjoying places, that is why I highlight this cenote.

It is a cave cenote that you access through the hole next to a poplar tree, as it happens in many cenotes. The poplars are an indicator of water near the area, since their roots are capable of reaching the fresh water in the subsoil by drilling into the calcareous rock.

Since 2019 it is mandatory to wear a vest in the Homún cenotes

It is well lit with blue lights. Personally, I like cenotes as natural as possible, but that type of light does not make an ugly environment in this cenote. There is space to leave clothes, towels and shoes inside the cenote.

Cenote Che in yuc, Homun
Sign indicating the detour to the Che in Yuc cenote
Cenote Che in yuc, Homun
Cenote Che in Yuc, the hidden one in Homún 2


Once you get to Homún you will see different signs indicating the different cenotes, Homún is full of signs with photos of the different cenotes. To go to Chen in Yuc, take a dirt road that leads to other cenotes known as 3 Oches or Yaxcabaltun.

Cenote Che in Yuc, the hidden one in Homún 3
Photo © Google Maps – click on the image to see how to go to the Che en Yuc cenote
  • HOW TO GO TO THE CENOTE CHE IN YUC BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: from Mérida the bus leaves (medium van) from the central neighborhood (calle 52 x 65 y 67). Schedules from Mérida to Homún starting at 6 in the morning, last departure at 5:30 pm. From Homún to Mérida, the first departure is at 5:30 in the morning and the last between 5 and 6 in the afternoon. Price: 34 pesos per person. The schedules of the buses are not very exact, they leave when they are full. It is a very busy route, so it is easy for the bus to fill up quickly. The tour is approximately 1 hour.
  • HOW TO GO TO CENOTE CHE EN YUC BY CAR: from Mérida take Calle 59 to the peripheral of the city, and follow the sign to Chichén Itzá. Continue on the road for almost 30 kilometers until the detour to Tahmek. Hocabá continues from here and then Homún. 
  • HOW TO GO TO CENOTE CHE EN YUC BY MOTOTAXI FROM HOMÚN: prices are around 300 pesos for a tour of the cenotes by motorcycle taxi. You can see from 3 to 5 cenotes depending on the time you spend. You can agree on another price to stay longer and go to more remote cenotes.
  • HOW TO GO TO THE CENOTE CHE IN YUC BY BIKE: they rent bicycles in Homún to do the tour to the cenotes. Protect yourself from the heat and the sun, always wear cool clothes, a hat and water.


  • CHARACTERISTICS CENOTE CHE EN YUC: it is a closed cenote where you enter through a staircase right in the hole of a poplar tree.
  • WHAT I LIKE THE MOST: It is one of the least visited and the cenote itself is a very beautiful place. More spacious than many other Homún cenotes, with more room for swimming. There are some pots that decorate the place. These details always denote affection on the part of the caretakers of the cenote,
  • WHAT I LIKE LEAST: the staircase is made of iron, the entrance and the cement platform seem a little cold to me. I like more natural materials within these spaces.
Cenote Che in Yuc, the hidden one in Homún 4
Cenote Che in yuc, Homun


Che note cenote hours in Yuc

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day

cenote services

There are bathrooms, showers and they give you a vest

cenote price

70 pesos per person

Cenote Che in yuc, Homun


  • BRING A VISOR: I like to go with a diving mask, and if you have a water lamp I recommend that you take it. She gives you a different perspective
  • COMFORTABLE SHOES: access to the cenote can be done with flip flops, although closed shoes are always better.
  • CASH: only pay in cash, if you have a small bill better.
  • INSECT REPELLENT: bring biodegradable repellent, use it after bathing. It is very likely that you will not need the repellent at many times of the year.
  • GO THROUGH THE SHOWER / SHOWER: a good shower before entering the cenotes is essential to avoid contaminating them with chemicals from our body, such as creams, deodorants, soaps, even our sweat.
  • THE SWIMSUIT: of course the swimsuit, and also a towel or pareo to dry yourself. Do not forget a change of clothes to dry after bathing.
  • RESPECT THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: do not hang from the roots of the trees, do not scratch the walls, do not touch the stalactites or do any other idiocy that damages the place. Pick up all your garbage, do not eat or drink in the cenotes, do not touch or remove flora or fauna. It is a federal crime, it is punishable.
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I leave you to make the map with the cenotes of Homún easier. You can open the map and organize your visit to your liking. Any information leave me a comment and I will gladly help you.

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Open the Homun cenotes map

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