The vast majority of cenotes in this beautiful Peninsula are guarded by the jungle as protected assets. The beautiful cenote Hamtun is a treasure that the jungle guards a few meters from the road. 

The jungle occupies a large percentage of the territory in the Yucatan Peninsula. most of cenotes They are protected in the bowels of the jungle. Those closest to towns and roads have an access road, although the cenote is sometimes not indicated. Only the so-called tourist cenotes they are indicated on the road; These cenotes are considered suitable for the visitor, with minimal accesses and services. Hidden in the jungle we have thousands of cenotes that we didn't even imagine, like the Cenote Hamtun.

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Cenote Hamtun

There are many cenotes close to the towns or close to the road that only locals know. This happens to the Cenote Hamtun, which, having no indication, is known to the locals and few others. For this reason I ask the locals if there is a cenote, usually you get a good surprise on your way.

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Al Cenote Hamtun I arrived thanks to Damián, owner of the Kíichpam Ka'ax ecotourism center, Beautiful forest. I was staying in their cabins, a place I totally recommend, and accompanied me to the Hamtun. Damian is a good connoisseur of the surroundings, also takes you to meet artisans from the area and talks about medicinal plants. You will be surprised with him.

Cenote Hamtun, secrets next to the 1 road

He warned me that he would not find it easy, and he is. The Highway from Chunhuhub to Felipe Carrillo Puerto it passes through small towns where the name of the place is not even read. The Cenote Hamtun It is a few meters from one of these towns, after the sign of the detour to X-pijil, along one of the many dirt roads that you see getting lost in the jungle. The steep dirt road goes under the shade of the trees where, just 200 meters away, there is a small space for three cars. You have already reached this beautiful corner hidden from the traveler's sight, welcome to the Cenote Hamtun.

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Access to the cenote is made by a well-attached but rustic wooden staircase, many prefer not to bathe. The Cenote Hamtun it is deep and without an easy entrance for those who fear the water, this makes it not very crowded by locals. It does not have basic services and it does not have continued care, which means that we find garbage in the surroundings of the cenote. Much education is lacking, it is normal to see garbage thrown on the ground after eating and drinking in these beautiful natural spaces. Little by little we must improve together, and always set an example by collecting the garbage. The cenotes live in very delicate waters that we must not pollute.

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Cenote Hamtun, secrets next to the 2 road

Many thanks to Damien for teaching me the hidden treasures of his land. See you soon for your cabins Kíichpam Ka'ax, Beautiful forest. For me it was a lovely gift Cenote Hamtun, Thank you.

Cenote Hamtun, secrets next to the 3 road

Cenote Hamtun, cenotes

LOCATION:  Cenote Hamtun is located on Highway 184 that connects Felipe Carrillo Puerto and Chunhuhub, between Batania and Xiatil. To find it I explain the only way I know, because it is complicated: towards Carrillo Puerto, once you pass the detour signal to X-pijil, take the first dirt road you see on your left.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: It is not a cenote that cares for anyone in particular, access is free. I do not advise you to go outside the daylight hours. There are no services, take care of the environment, pick up your garbage.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? There is public transport that passes the entrance to the cenote, you can take it from Felipe Carrillo Puerto (35 minutes) and Chunhuhub (20 minutes). It is possible that the driver does not know the cenote and it becomes more difficult to get the entrance right.
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 The 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.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CENOTE: Cenote Hamtun is open with a diameter of about 20 meters. They could not tell me the characteristics.

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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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