The Chulul de Homún cenote is one of those that preserves the painted hands of the ancient Maya. Those hands are indicators of ceremonies or rituals. Let's see what surprises await us.

The town of Homún is a treasure for lovers of cenotes. In one place and its surroundings, you can visit more than a dozen cenotes. The Homún cenotes are enabled for tourism. Homún is only 40 minutes from Mérida.

The most important thing to plan the visit is to know which cenotes you want to go to and have the necessary information about where they are and how you can get there. Each cenote offers a different experience due to its characteristics. We made a complete guide with photos and prices of all the cenotes of Homún to facilitate your trip. We also put places to stay and the prices of the tours, so don't miss the complete information.

Complete guide Homun cenotes

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Before you get to the town of Homún, you will see different settlers who offer guides to accompany you to the cenotes. Many work with their tricitaxi accompanying tourists. The truth is It is a fun and local way to go to the Homún cenotes.

The same guides show you the photos to facilitate you the choice between the varied offer. Personally I explain that many of these photos are mine. We are far from a minimal education in copyright, but that is a topic that does not concern here.

Obviously also You can go to the cenotes on your own, either by car or on foot. Just a warning if you are walking to some cenotes: it is very hot, so carry plenty of water and protect yourself from the heat with your clothing.

Cenote Chulul is located on a dirt road that leads you to several cenotes: the detour to this path is found leaving Homún through its 19th street, the main one, in an eastern or eastern direction. On the same path you find the Chelpak cenote, Canunchén, Bal-Mil and Hool Kosom.

In the next section we leave you the map with the cenotes of Homún so you can position yourself even better. It is very easy to move around Homún, everything is very small and the people very friendly.

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Tricitaxi for tours in Homun


For you to locate yourself in a simple way we leave you the map of the cenotes of Homún


As we say, each cenote has its own characteristics that make it more suitable for one or another visitor. Cenote Chulul is small and is not one of the most visited in Homún, if we compare it with the cenotes Santa Bárbara, Tza Ujun Kat, Santa Rosa, Yaxbacaltun or Bal-mil.

Cenote Chulul is ideal to go with the family, because there are many parts of the cenote that you walk, and that makes it much easier for children and families who do not know how to swim. Access to the cenote is via comfortable wooden stairs. There is a wooden platform and ladder that facilitate the entrance to the crystal clear water.

The price is 35 pesos per person. Children under 5 do not pay

Also there is a little treasure of painted hands that you must pay attention to see it. Going down the stairs to the cenote you are on the left. These traces transport us to other times, they speak to us and explain to us that these places were occupied by rituals. We also find ceramic remains in the Chulul cenote.

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Cenote Chulul, Homun, Yucatan
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Hands painted in Chulul cenote
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Each cenote leads us to different adventures and sensations. At the entrance we met Carlos, Homún's tricitaxi guide. I introduced myself and he met me, because many of the photos they use of cenotes in Homún to advertise themselves are stolen from my blog or social networks.

Carlos showed us the cenote and told us about the painted hands, and many other anecdotes from the place. We recommend their services, it is one of the good guides that you find in Homún. The guides in Homún will give you stories and knowledge, it is excellent to learn with them.


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Visit the Chulul cenote in Homún and discover its painted hands 1

Cenote Chulul, cenotes

LOCATION: Chulul cenote is located in Homún. Homún is 50 km east of Mérida. If you go from Mérida take 59th street to the city peripheral, follow the sign for the highway to Chichén Itzá, after 5 km there is a detour to Acanceh. Reach the town of Acanceh, then cross Cuzamá and Homún is 5 km away. Entering from Mérida, you must follow up to 2 kilometers from the east exit of the town, where a dirt road on the left leads you to the Bal-Mil cenote (1,500 meters from the detour of the road).
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? You can go in trucks (buses) second class or collective (vans) that travel highway 180 leaving Mérida, Valladolid or Piste. Bus leaves from the Northeast terminal of Mérida, calle 67 x 52 y 50; hours 7:45, 9:15, 10:45, 12:30 and 14:30; It costs 23 pesos. Another option is to go by bus, they leave when they fill up in front of the same terminal, on Calle 67 and charge 25 pesos. The large bus takes between 1 hour and a little longer. Collectives also arrive from Piste or Valladolid.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: from 10 to 17 daily. There are services at the entrance.
PRICE: 35 mxn (Mexican pesos).
WHAT TO BRING?Light and light clothing, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (wear it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect you from insect bites, some water is always good. The swimsuit and a towel or pareo to dry yourself 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.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CHULUL: «It is a closed type cenote. You go down a comfortable wooden staircase. On one of its walls you can see with the help of a lamp and a guide some Mayan hands depicted in negative and ceramic remains, which speaks of the ancient occupation of this place.

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