The La Noria cenote is one of the least publicized within the Ruta de los Cenotes, the road that runs the 35 kilometers between Puerto Morelos and Leona Vicario. Follow the sign for La Noria, you will like the place.

The Ruta de los Cenotes is nourished by tourists who come through agencies from the Riviera Maya. Here the cenotes are sold as theme parks with zip lines, ATV tours, possibility of Mayan ceremonies, visits to several cenotes. These circumstances have made the prices of access to the cenotes high.

In the Yucatan Peninsula the cost of entering a cenote ranges between 20 and 100 pesos. In Riviera Maya expects to pay 150 from now on the entrance to a cenote, in some they get to charge 350 pesos access, as is the case of the abusive 7 Bocas. 

The Cenotes Route does not get rid of the cost of tourism in the Riviera Maya.  The Popol Vuh and Verde Lucero cenotes are the most affordable on the Cenote Route, and they have nothing to envy to the beauty of others. That's the good thing about the cenotes, that everyone has magic and unique beauty.

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Cenote la Noria price and services

Cenote La Noria has been one of the cenotes that has remained reasonably priced, until recently. Now they also offer a zip line circuit that fly over the cenote and ATVs through the jungle. These activities have an extra cost, the entrance to the cenote is 250 pesos.

The place has bathrooms and you can camp. At the end of the article we offer you the summary of the cenote information in detail.

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Features cenote La Noria

Cenote La Noria has two accesses, the narrowest entrance I only recommend to those who move well in the narrow. The other is the main one: you go down a wooden staircase to a platform that occupies the center of the cenote, where you can delight in the shapes and lights inside this bluish space. The cenote is a natural habitat of bats already accustomed to the presence of the human being.

Closed or cave cenotes are the most spectacular in my opinion, and La Noria is one of these. The opening is large enough so that nobody feels overwhelmed inside the cenote, as I have seen that it happens to some in closed spaces. Being well lit also helps those most fearful, so we are facing an ideal cenote for everyone.

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Brief history of the cenote la Noria Puerto Morelos

The cenote is from a family that has been enabling over the years for tourist use. At the reception of the cenote, the photographs of the adaptation process are proudly displayed, something that the curious will surely like.

All cenote all its history of the owners, in this Route of the Cenotes from Puerto Morelos to Leona Vicario there are many family stories. They have been fortunate that the unstoppable business of Riviera Maya grew and their land was revalued. Thanks to this they can live on their lands that were fortunate to have cenote inside.

La Noria Cenote

I like how they run the La Noria cenote, without a doubt one of my favorites on the Ruta de los Cenotes, this surprising road that leads us from Puerto Morelos to Leona Vicario, 35 kilometers dotted with natural places.


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LOCATION: the cenote La Noria It is located on the road Puerto Morelos - Leona Vicario (known as Route of the Cenotes. He detour at kilometer 20, on the left towards Leona Vicario. It shares an entrance on the road with the Kin Há and the Zapote, follow the directions of the Kin Há until you see a well signposted detour indicating La Noria. From here you must travel a narrow dirt road of 1,5 kilometers.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: from 9 to 17 daily. The entrance costs 250 pesos as a promotion for Mexicans, 450 normal price - this includes a visit to the La Noria cenote + a small cenote that is a 10-minute walk away. For 650 pesos they also offer zip line and food. With a credential, ask for your Quintana Roo discount. There are tourism agencies in the Riviera Maya that organize excursions here. TO CAMP: can be camp by 250 mxn person.
HOW TO TRAVEL THE CENOTES ROUTE? You can walk it in car, contract taxi from Puerto Morelos o Leona Vicario (They will take you to the cenotes and wait for you. Tourism Agency (several agencies offer these cenotes), in bike (It is a route very used by cyclists, who also take advantage of dirt roads inside the jungle) or in public transport.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? There is a bus between Puerto Morelos and Leona Vicario that will leave you on the road: from here you will have to walk a few kilometers along a dirt road through cleared jungle until you find them. There are some very close to the highway such as Lucero Verde or Boca del Puma, others such as Kin Ha, Zapote or La Noria you must walk about 5 kilometers. The schedules of the groups de Puerto Morelos-Leona Vicar: 6 am, 7.15 am, 8.15 am, 12.15 pm, 13.15 pm, 15.15 pm, 17.15 pm, 18.15 pm, 20.15 pm. From Leona to Puerto: 7.15 am, 8.15 am, 9.15 am, 12.15 pm, 13.15 pm, 15.15 pm, 17.15 pm, 18.30 pm, 19.30 pm.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CENOTE: It is underground cavern with a depth of 18 meters and 47 meters in diameter. Ideal for swimming and diving.
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.
ACCOMMODATION: it seems an interesting option to stay in this area of ​​living jungle. Options like Jolie Jungle (we have stayed and treated us wonderfully), the House Cenote Popol Vuh in the cenote of this same name, the Roots of Heaven and the new and recommended Cheél Lodge Ecológico. All are great options for sleeping in the jungle, you will hardly have internet signal and you will be in a different environment than usual, to connect directly with your environment. In cenote La Noria you can camp for 250 mxn person. Another option is stay in Puerto Morelos, where you find more variety and cheaper prices.

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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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