The Choj-Há cenote is located a few kilometers from the town of X-can, an area surrounded by cenotes, caves and caverns of the most interesting. The Choj-Há cenote It is simply wonderful.

I like to travel freely from Cancun to Merida much more than for the fee, it offers many unmissable stops along the way. On the road section from Leona Vicario to Valladolid there are interesting detours that we have discovered over time. This area is getting me more and more dazzled.

One of them is the caves of Santa Rita, a place that fascinates me. The fact of being able to get to know places inhabited or occupied by humans for activities such as rituals, shelter or hunting so many millions of years ago, and that are still used for the same, is something that moves me. The underground worlds are the wrinkles of our Humanity.

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Painted hands in grottos Santa Rita

Chooj Já cenote or Choj-Há cenote

I met the cenote Choj-Há, a place I had visualized a long time ago and why ho for b we never stop to visit him. Have I ever commented on my theory of follow the wooden sign: If I see a modest wooden sign on the road indicating a cenote or a cave, I follow it without hesitation.

In the small Mayan communities, if they do not think they have something very beautiful to show, they do not dare to put up a poster. If it is advertised, it is that something beautiful they have to show and it is well suited for you to visit. The theory has not failed me to date, so follow the wooden sign. 

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Cenote Choj Há is managed by the local Mayan community

The cenote Chooj Ja '(dripping water) It is simply wonderful, when I go I get a knot in the stomach of emotion. Of the most beautiful cenotes you will see in these lands.

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Many of these cenotes are managed by local people, one more reason to come here for the fact of leaving profits to more disadvantaged areas, which do not have the possibility of the advertising campaigns with which the large tourist companies gobble up the visitors of the Riviera Maya.

Places like the cenote Choj Há are much more authentic and wonderful for the pleasure of many travelers, in which I will certainly count. The locals must take advantage and get to know these places, they have nothing to envy as places of nature to the most publicized parks.

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Cenote Choj Ha
Chooj Ja 'Yucatan Cenote

Services offered by the Choj-Há cenote

Cenote Choj Há offers 3 basic adventure and entertainment activities. All activities are carried out very close to each other. A path of about 450 meters connects the rest and parking area where the cenote is located with two entrances to caves where you can practice other activities.

  • VISIT CENOTE CHOJ HÁ: The Choj-Há cenote is enabled with an easy entrance of wooden stairs and lights that illuminate the cave with crystal clear waters, it is an incredible cenote of beauty. There are services of showers (showers), changing tables and rustic bathrooms.
  • PRACTICE RAPPEL: It descends to a small cavern that is very close to the cenote.
  • ROUTE IN GRUTA: You can visit a beautiful cave in a simple tour where you will see different formations and speleothems.

To date they do not have a restaurant, but it is in their plans. You can take your cooler and food, but you cannot consume them inside the cenote. In the rest area you find shadows to be. They also sell local products like delicious honey and crafts.

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Pedro, discoverer of the Chooj Ja 'cenote, in the grotto
Cenote Chooj Ja ', Yucatán
Entrance to the Choj Ha cenote
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They sell handicrafts, honey and other products that they make.
They sell crafts and products derived from the honey that they make.

Chooj Já is an example of sustainable cenote management

One of the details that speaks very well of administrators is that they force you to shower before you bathe and take off your shoes in the last section before entering the cenote. This community takes care of its cenote like the treasure that it is: its services are rustic and ecological.

I am sure that good training by the Archaeological Group Ajau It helped the community to reinforce the best way to manage the cenote. How much or little I know, for me The Ajau Group is one of the entities that carry out the most commendable work in the territory of the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Cenote Choj Ja, X-Can, Yucatan
Map of the Ajau Group

A true luxury to know cenotes as beautiful as Chooj Ja '. Every day I walk more in love with these treasures, mine has no remedy.

I thank the members of the Chooj Já cenote for their friendship, they have united us for a few years. Hopefully they continue to manage it just as well and take care of the cenote as they do, they are an example to follow. That their treasure helps them to procure a better life thanks to tourism will be good news. These places are worth visiting.

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Cenote CHoj-Há, cenotes

LOCATION: the Choj-Há cenote is located 12.5 kilometers from X-Can address Valladolid, on the 180 road, free. A wooden sign indicates the entrance well.
SCHEDULES AND SERVICES: open from 8 a.m. to 17 p.m. daily. On days with not much movement, they may not arrive until after 9 in the morning. There are rustic bathrooms and showers (showers).
PRICE ENTRY: 100 mxn per person. If you do the entire tour of the caves and abseil the cost is 200 pesos.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Public transport arrives from Valladolid to X-Can or you can go by jeepney. The entrance to the cenote is 600 meters from the road.
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothing, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (use it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect yourself from insect bites, some water always goes well 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.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CENOTE: cenote Chooj Ja ' it is closed, with a maximum depth of 12 meters. You can dive.

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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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