In a town like Homún with such a wide range of cenotes, the Chelpak cenote is one that goes unnoticed by many visitors. Its difficult access puts natural barriers to this preciousness.

For a cenote is called tourism, it must be conditioned so that the visitor has easy access to water and minimum conditions. Cenotes there are thousands, tourists we speak of hundreds. In Homun, population located right in the so-called cenotes ring, we can visit more than a dozen tourist cenotes.

What to see in this Cenotes route of Homún: complete information of all the homún cenotes, prices and photos to choose from.

Within this wide offer, the Chelpak cenote goes unnoticed. Nobody had told me about this cenote, so when I saw the little sign, my curiosity got to me and I looked out.

Cenote Chelpak, the little boy of Homun 1

How to go to Cenote Chelpak

Cenote Chelpak is on the same dirt road where we find the Cenote Bal-Mil, the Canunchen and the Chulul, opened more recently. Chelpak It is not a cenote that Homún guides usually offer, it is not even announced at the entrance. Its access is somewhat complicated, even in times of low water it is difficult to climb. But I know there is a lot of good curiosity that would not mind getting here and seeing this little treasure.

Cenote Chelpak, the little boy of Homun 2
Entrance to the Chelpak cenote

Surely you will be alone if you visit it, because as we have said, it is outside the usual circuit of Cenotes of Homún. A small sign indicates a detour along a narrow dirt road, the cenote is about 400 meters away from the detour. If it's not a weekend, I do not think you'll find someone charging, and maybe the weekend, either. There is room to park a couple of cars, not much more. Some wooden stairs descend about 8 meters to the crystal clear water of the Chelpak.

400 meters of narrow dirt road to the Chelpak

It is always good to find a small corner in your path and do it a little bit thanks to the solitude that these places offer. Since there was no watchman, he can not have information about the cenote, but I can dive. Normally the great magic of the cenotes is for the diver, it is simply fantastic to dive cenotes.

Cenote Chelpak, the little boy of Homun 3

Cenote Chelpak, cenotes

LOCATION :: Chelpak Cenote it is located in Homun. Homun is to 50 km east of Mérida. If you go from Mérida take the 59 street to the peripheral of the city, follow the sign for the road to Chichén Itzá, after 5 km there is a detour to Acanceh. Arrives at the village of Acanceh, then crosses Cuzamá and 5 km is Homún. Entering from Mérida, you must continue up to 2 kilometers from the east exit of the town, where a dirt road on the left leads you to different cenotes such as Bal-Mil, Canunchen or Chulul. The Chelpak is not indicated, but it is on the same dirt track.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? A Homun you can go in trucks (buses) second class or collective (vans) that cross the 180 highway leaving Mérida, Valladolid or Piste. Bus leaves from the Northeastern terminal of Mérida, 67 x 52 and 50; 7: 45, 9: 15, 10: 45, 12: 30 and 14: 30 schedules; It costs 23 pesos. Another option is to go by bus, leave when they are filled in front of the same terminal, on 67 street and charge 25 pesos. They take between 1 hour and a little more the big bus. From Piste or Valladolid also arrive collectives.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: in sunny hours, there are no services. Space to leave three cars at the most.
PRICE: I did not see anyone charging.
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothes, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (use it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect you from insect bites, some water always goes well. The swimsuit and a towel or pareo to dry after the bath. It is a good option to wear a 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.

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