In the section between Valladolid and X-Can there are several detours to cenotes that will captivate you. Cenote Fantasma is one of the last to open in this area of ​​spectacular cenotes.

Ghost Cenote It opened its doors in 2016, in an area near Valladolid that has been activated in recent years. On free highway 180, the one that connects Valladolid with Riviera Maya, there are several detours on the way to truly spectacular cenotes: Fresh water, Popcorn, Sac aua, Xcanajaltun, Chooj Ja 'or the same Ghost, they are cenotes that will meet your expectations. We recommend all these cenotes if you go to Valladolid.

Our selection of the most precious Cenotes in Valladolid

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Name of Ghost Cenote

The name of the Ghost does not come from any legend that could scare you inside the cenote. Cenote Ghost Town is the name that derives from the town that was left without people, a ghost town, and some say that voices have been heard since it was abandoned.

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Cenote Fantasma, Yucatán

Ghost CenoteLike some of the cenotes in the area, he hopes that independent tourism together with the continuous count of some Riviera Maya agency will assure a minimum of clients per week, and allow local families to live off their great treasure. they were grouped in this project.

Other cases of cenotes in the area such as the Hubiku, the Mayan Cenote or X-Canché, for different reasons, are the most visited cenotes. This area near the beautiful colonial city of Valladolid, is gaining more prominence in a Yucatan full of beautiful corners.

One may come to think that after seeing so many cenotes you stop surprising yourself, but it is not so, each cenote has a unique beauty. In the Cenote Fantasma we can see the collapse of the dome, it looks great, a piece of rock that falls into the crystalline waters. Once again nature captures us how great it is and how tiny we humans are.

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Yucatecan ghost cenote
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Ghost Cenote

The facilities of the Cenote Fantasma are very correct, both the services and the care paths to the cenote. In cave cenotes or semi-open entrances are usually a magical moment, one never knows how beautiful the cenote is until it crosses inside.

The entrance to ghost cenote It is one of those that overwhelms. I like wood and rope more than cement or steel when it comes to setting up the cenotes, wood is not so aggressive to the natural environment.

Cenote Fantasma is one to recommend without fear of being wrong, the place is beautiful.

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Ghost cenote how to get
A traveler hug 🙂

Ghost Cenote It has a special place in my memory for visiting it with a traveler I met thanks to the blog, and we got together to go out to cenote. Hopefully we will cross paths again, it was a pleasure to share time with you Javier, he knew me to return to an old friendship.


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LOCATION: Cenote Fantasma is located near the X-Catzín police station. On Highway 180 freeFrom Valladolid to Cancun you will see the detour before arriving at Chemax. You can follow the signs of the Cenote Maya, the detour is well signposted.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: open from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m. daily. There are services at the entrance of the restaurant, bathrooms, changing rooms and showers (showers).
PRICE ENTRY: 70 mxn per person.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?Chemax arrives public transport from Valladolid (25 minutes). From Chemax collective taxis to X-Catzín, I do not know the price.
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 Ghost it is closed, you can see the collapse of its diametrical vault. You can dive, I did not get more data.

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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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