Hacienda San Lorenzo preserves a beautiful treasure within its property, the Oxman cenote. This is one of the incredible cenotes around Valladolid, let yourself be surprised.

The first time I visited the Oxman cenote, I arrived before 9 in the morning, shouted and entered despite not seeing the manager at the entrance. Once inside the Hacienda San Lorenzo I ran into Felix, the guardian who was doing maintenance work.

The Yucatecan kindness led us to a good talk, something common in Yucatecan lands, the best things about the trip are the people on your way. Once inside the cenote I was alone with the only company of some buzzards that perched on the walls of the cenote.

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Greetings Felix

A snack of history about the Haciendas and the cenotes

The Haciendas are an important part of the history of the Yucatan Peninsula, an era known as green goldDuring the period from 1850 to 1950, hundreds of haciendas that cultivated the henequen, the green gold

From the henequen's leaves, Yucatan native cactus, its natural fibers were extracted for the manufacture of yarns and fabrics for domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial use. Many of these haciendas were built where there were vestiges of ancient Mayan cities, thus they took advantage of the stone to build and the good location of the site, with a nearby cenote usually to obtain water easily.

Many of the old haciendas were built near cenotes, fresh water is an essential asset: cenotes are used as wells. Since all time, human beings have tried to have fresh fresh water nearby to supply themselves comfortably, cenotes are a source of fresh water in Yucatan.

From the ancient ancient Mayan cities, haciendas or Catholic convents and cities, they tried to be near cenotes to supply themselves.

Hacienda San Lorenzo and Oxman Cenote
Hacienda San Lorenzo entrance


Hacienda San Lorenzo is in the immediate vicinity from the beautiful colonial city of Valladolid, a few kilometers west.

  • FROM VALLADOLID: 54 Street takes you on a road that crosses the old train tracks: a small sign with the name of the Oxman cenote tells you that you are near the entrance of the Hacienda San Lorenzo.
  • WITHOUT ENTERING VALLADOLID: if you are not going to enter Valladolid, take the peripheral of the city, it is signposted, it has no loses.
Hacienda San Lorenzo and Oxman Cenote


Valladolid is an ideal location to get to know some of the most wonderful cenotes in Yucatan. At the cenotes level, the area does not stop surprising us, I hope you enjoy it a lot, we leave you a map of the cenotes in Valladolid and our best cenotes in Valladolid to visit.

Our list of best Cenotes near Valladolid


The Oxman Cenote de la Hacienda San Lorenzo is a naturally preserved open cenote with crystalline water. In recent years, interest in cenotes has grown a lot, and Oxman is one of the cenotes that has grown a lot in popularity.

Cenote Oxman is much more popular today, it is not easy to be alone as a few years ago ago

Hacienda San Lorenzo and Oxman Cenote


  • SERVICES: restaurant, pool, changing rooms, bathrooms, zip line, parking.
  • CENOTE OXMAN TIMETABLE: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • CENOTE OXMAN PRICE: 150 pesos per person.
Hacienda San Lorenzo and Oxman Cenote


The Hacienda San Lorenzo has taken advantage of the charm of its Oxman cenote to rehabilitate in a place of recreation for the local and the visitor. It has a swimming pool, restaurant and terrace area. On Sundays the locals take the opportunity to come and spend the day with their families.

Hacienda San Lorenzo and Oxman Cenote

The beauty of Oxman cenote I was impressed, certainly highly recommended on your way. A good way to get to know it is by renting a bike in Valladolid and making a route to nearby cenotes and farms. Valladolid It offers you so many options, wonderful place.


Cenote Oxman, hidden treasure at Hacienda San Lorenzo 1

Cenote Oxman, cenotes

LOCATION: the Oxman cenote is located 2 kilometers from Valladolid. Take Calle 54 de Valladolid and continue west until you reach a secondary road to a sign with the name of Hacienda San Lorenzo and Cenote Oxman.
SCHEDULES AND SERVICES: open from 9 a.m. to 18 p.m. daily. There are food services, swimming pool, bathrooms and showers (showers).
PRICE ENTRY: 150 mxn per person.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?  Public transport does not arrive from Valladolid, only taxis. Or you can cycle, something fun to do in the surroundings of Valladolid.
WHAT TO BRING? Swimsuit and towel or pareo to dry after bath. A change of clothes to change, hat, insect repellent (use it after bathing if necessary). Do not forget the mask or visor (in many cenotes they rent, but that way you save it). The majority of tourist cenotes can be accessed with flip flops, the closed shoe always gives you greater protection, it is my choice almost always. Booties or water shoes are not necessary to access the cenote. Bring water, the heat squeezes a lot and you need constant hydration.
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 Oxman Is open. Felix told me that it has a depth of 50 meters, it is diving.

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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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