The state of Yucatán treasures some of the most beautiful cenotes of these Mayan lands. The Kankirixche cenote is one of the most beautiful in the area of ​​Abalá and Mucuyché.

Years ago it was difficult to get to the Kankirixche cenote because of the bad or non-existent signs, although it was worth it. Nowadays this area is better signposted and it is easier to go out to town and to have a cenote here.

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How to go to the Kankirixche cenote

On the road that runs through the town of Abalá to Mucuyché, just where the large electricity poles are, there is a dirt road on the left that leads you to this magnificent cenote. If you arrive at the entrance of the town of Mucuyché and you did not find it, go back on the same road and look at the blue sign that says «Ruta de los Cenotes», you must take that dirt road.

Characteristics of the Kankirixche cenote

The Kankirixche cenote, Meaning yellow tree fruit in Yucatec Maya, it is semi-open. Until its crystalline waters you descend by a staircase about 15 meters to a generous cavity in width. You will find yourself tangled between stalactites, stalagmites and thirsty roots as you swim in these invigorating waters.

The cenote has a restaurant service under a simple and comfortable palapa.

It is one of the Yucatan cenotes most dived the Kankirixche cenote in this area of ​​cenotes near Merida, as well as Noh Mozon, Chiuan, Ut sil and other underwater wonders. For those who like the adventure of diving, I highly recommend the cenotes of Mérida, it is an enjoyment 🙂

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When to go to the Kankirixche cenote

The best time to visit the cenote Kankirixche and see the play of lights, is with the sun at its zenith, which varies according to the time of year between the 12 and the 14 hours. For divers, it will fulfill your expectations in those special worlds that you only enjoy diving.


Near the area is the Hacienda Mucuyché, very announced since you leave Merida. In this place run by the architect Quintana Roo of the Xcaret Group, they have enabled two cenotes to join them by a river. Very in his style to modify nature, each one of his tastes.

If you like the more natural cenotes, there are several in the Abalá area, such as the Yaaluzdzil and Chihuo Hol cenotes. There is much to see in this area, here the more adventurous will enjoy the area.

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Kankirixche, cenotes

LOCATION:  Kankirixche are in the area of ​​the town of Mucuyché. From Mérida take highway 261 towards Muna. You must take the detour to Abalá. From here you must go to Mukuyché.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: Open from 8 to 17 hours. I do not advise you to go outside the daylight hours. There are no services, take care of the environment, pick up your garbage.
PRICE ENTRY: When I went there was nobody, I think now they have someone fixed charging the entrance, put some 40 pesos.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? There is transportation to Abalá from Mérida. Among small municipalities there are always mototaxi to move.
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.
WHAT ELSE IN THE AREA? Near Mucuyché are the Yaaluzdzily Chihuo Hol cenotes.

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