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 cenote lovers. 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.

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  • HOW TO GO TO HOMÚN BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: 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. Once in Homún you can go by motorcycle taxi or other options that we give you here.
  • HOW TO GO TO HOMUN BY CAR: from Mérida take 59th Street to the city's outskirts, and follow the sign to Chichén Itzá. Continue on the road for almost 30 kilometers until the turnoff to Tahmek. From here follows Hocabá and then Homún. 
  • HOW TO GO TO CENOTE CHULUL BY MOTOTAXI FROM HOMUN: prices are around 300 pesos for a tour of the cenotes by motorcycle taxi. You can see 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 CENOTE CHULUL BY BIKE: They rent bicycles in Homún to take the tour to the cenotes. Protect yourself from the heat and sun, always wear cool clothes, a hat and water.
Visit the Chulul cenote in Homún and discover its painted hands 1


Before you arrive at the town of Homún, you will see different residents who offer themselves as guides to accompany you to the cenotes. Many work with their tricitaxi accompanying tourists. The truth is that it is a fun and local way to go to the Homún cenotes. The same guides show you the photos to make it easier for you to choose from the varied offer.

Obviously you can also 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 bring plenty of water and protect yourself from the heat with your clothing.

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

complete guide Homun cenotes

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


So that you can locate yourself easily, we leave you the map of the cenotes of Homún. Can you open it to look for the information of each one of them and explore them?

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Open 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 Santa Bárbara, Tza Ujun Kat, Santa Rosa, Yaxbacaltun or Bal-mil cenotes.

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

The price is 70 pesos per person. Children under 5 do not pay

There is also a small treasure of painted hands that you should pay attention to see. Going down the stairs to the cenote is on the left hand side. These traces transport us to other times, they speak to us and explain to us that these places were occupied for rituals. We also found ceramic remains in the Chulul cenote.

Cenote Chulul is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Cenote Chulul, Homun, Yucatan
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Hands painted in Chulul cenote


We recommend you to wear light and light clothing, a hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (use it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect yourself from insect bites, some water is always good. The swimsuit and a towel or sarong to dry off after the bath. It is a good option to bring a diving mask to better appreciate the place.

To avoid contaminating the delicate water of the cenotes, do not use body creams, protectors, or repellents before entering them. Do not hang from the roots of the trees or touch the stalactites or do any other stupid thing that will damage the place.

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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 are stolen from my blog or social networks.

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


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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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