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

Many of the old Haciendas had cenotes, fresh water is an essential asset that is required nearby. Since all times, the human being has tried to have fresh fresh water nearby to stock up comfortably. From ancient ancient Mayan cities, haciendas or Catholic temples and cities, they sought to be near cenotes to stock up.

Is the cenote Oxman of the best Cenotes near Valladolid?

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.

Cenote Oxman, treasure of Valladolid at the Hacienda San Lorenzo 1
Cultivation of henequen, Hacienda Sotuta de Peón

How to go to the cenote Oxman?

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
Hacienda San Lorenzo and Oxman Cenote
Hacienda San Lorenzo and Oxman Cenote

Meet the Oxman cenote and its services

The Oxman Cenote The Hacienda San Lorenzo is a garden of crystalline water decorated in a natural way. In recent years, interest in cenotes has grown considerably, and Oxman is a known cenote for Valladolid.

We know the area because we live here from 2007, we hope to help you on your trip 🙂

I arrived before the 9 in the morning and went in despite not seeing the attendant at the entrance. Once inside the Hacienda San Lorenzo I ran into Felix, the guardian who was cleaning the pool area. The Yucatecan kindness led us to the conversation until we opened the entrance gate to the Oxman cenote.

For more than two hours I was alone with the only company of some buzzards (vultures) that perched on the walls of the cenote. The proximity of the Valladolid landfill means that many buzzards live in the area.

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

Hacienda San Lorenzo and Oxman Cenote
Hacienda San Lorenzo and Oxman Cenote

Hacienda San Lorenzo, Valladolid

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, treasure of Valladolid at the Hacienda San Lorenzo 2

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: 80 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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