Cenote Chunkuy joins the wonderful cenotes of Cuzamá, an area full of cenotes that will trap you. The offer of cenotes in Yucatan continues to grow with wonders such as the Chunkuy cenote.

When we came to live in the Peninsula in 2007, one of the best known cenotes in Yucatán were those of Cuzamá. In these years, the tourist offer of cenotes has been expanding considerably, and Cuzamá continues to be a reference in cenotes. Together with the population of Homún, they are both references as cenotero paradises.

Personally, I couldn't keep a better memory of my visit to the Chunkuy cenote, let's see it.

Cenote Chunkuy, Cuzamá, Yucatan

HOW TO GET TO CENOTES CUZAMÁ

Cuzamá is located 43 kilometers from Mérida. Nowadays using Google Maps is very simple, you must put in the search engine «Cenote Chunkuy Parador Turístico» and Saint Google it takes you.

  • BY CAR: from Mérida take the exit towards Valladolid-Cancún. After about 5 kilometers, there is a detour towards Acanceh. You must get to the town and continue to Cuzamá. In one hour you arrive, there are 48 kilometers from Merida.
  • BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: you can go in trucks (buses) second class or collective (vans) that travel along Highway 180 leaving Mérida (you can also get there from Valladolid by this means). Bus leaves from the Northeast terminal of Mérida, street 67 x 52 and 50; hours 7:45, 9:15, 10:45, 12:30 and 14:30; it costs 35 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 about 30 pesos. They take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Once you get to the Plaza de Cuzamá, you will see that there are several motorcycle taxis waiting to accompany you to the cenotes. They charge about 25 pesos per person.

CENOTES IN CUZAMÁ TO VISIT

Cuzamá has several tourist cenotes, including the Chunkuy cenote. This cenote opens its doors in 2021, of the new treasures in the population that are left uncovered.

The route from Mérida to Cuzamá takes you through an area full of cenotes. Both Cuzamá and neighboring Homún are among the most popular cenote destinations in Yucatán. In the Plaza de Cuzamá, where are the colored letters that have adorned practically all of Mexico, you will see that there are indications for all the cenotes.

We give you the information of the other cenotes in Cuzamá.

  • TOURIST PARADOR LOS 3 CENOTES CUZAMÁ: visit 3 cenotes. You do it by truck, which is a wagon transport that goes by rails pulled by horse or mule. FULL INFO of The 3 Cuzamá cenotes
  • CENOTES X'TOHIL TOURIST PARADOR: visits 4 cenotes. You do the same in a truck.
  • PARADOR TURÍSTICO CENOTES CHUNKANAN: you visit 3 cenotes, and you do it by truck
  • CENOTE CHUNKUY TOURIST PARADOR: visits 1 cenote. It's spectacular, now we see it 👌

Personally, we don't like the truck system very much, we like to walk or bike to the cenotes more.

cuzama cenotes

CENOTE CHUNKUY

I arrived at the Chunkuy cenote late in the day, after having photographed 4 cenotes on that day. When I'm working with the camera, I don't usually take a bath, because that's not what I'm doing. Although I also confess that I return without a camera to give my enjoyment to the majority.

The descent to the Chunkuy cenote impressed me, you are going to enjoy a huge vault. I dare say it is the largest vaulted tourist cenote in the area. A scandal of beauty💙, one of those cenotes that it is difficult to collect its impressive dimension in a single shot.

After taking the photos, being the last cenote I visited that day, I went to put on my swimsuit. Enjoying places like this in such an intimate way gives me tremendous joy. The silence accompanied by the flapping of the swallows, the wind blowing through the entrance and the drops of the stalactites falling.

A temple for me, so thank you infinite for these experiences.

Cenote Chunkuy, Cuzamá, Yucatan

CENOTE CHUNKUY SERVICES, TIMETABLE AND PRICE

Cenote Chunkuy opens its doors in 2021. It is managed by the owners of the Yaxcabaltun cenote, which you can find in the town of Homún. In fact, if you visit the two cenotes, they give you a discount. We leave you their website so that you have direct contact with Chunkuy cenotes

Another good thing about the Chunkuy cenote are the accesses, as it looks like a rustic cenote, just as we like them. The entrance is very comfortable, made of wood and stone, without detracting from the natural environment.

CENOTE CHUNKUY SERVICES:

  • restaurant area. Bathrooms and changing tables.
  • Palapa rental with chairs for 50 pesos per day.
  • CAMPING: the cost per person camping is 70 pesos. 115 pesos camping and access to the cenote.
  • Cenote rental for private events, Mayan ceremonies. They give rates for photoshoots, events and parties.
Palapas area
Entrance to the cenote
Chunkuy Cenote

Cenote Chunkuy seemed to us a beautiful place to enjoy with your family impressive crystal clear waters. Of those beautiful cenotes that take your breath away. If you add to its beauty the care of the facilities, we have a cenote that we like to talk about for all of us to enjoy.


Chunkuy Cenote

LOCATION: Chunkuy cenote is located near the town of Cuzamá, just 1 kilometer from the center.
HOW TO GO IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? You can go in trucks (buses) second class or collective (vans) that travel along Highway 180 leaving Mérida, Valladolid or Piste. Bus leaves from the Northeast terminal of Mérida, street 67 x 52 and 50; hours 7:45, 9:15, 10:45, 12:30 and 14:30; it costs 35 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 30 pesos. The big bus takes between 1 hour and a little longer. Buses also arrive from Piste or Valladolid. From Cuzamá at the entrance to the cenotes you can go by mototaxi.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: they open from 9 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon daily.
PRICE: 50 pesos entrance to the cenote, includes bathrooms, changing tables and vest.
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothing, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (use it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect you from insect bites, some water is always good. Swimsuit and a towel or sarong to dry off after bathing. 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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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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