The Yucatec population of Homún offers a good variety of cenotes to visit, a very popular destination to get to know these natural treasures. The Cenote Pool Uinic is one of those that remains silent to the tourist.

When I go out to photograph cenotes I have a route plan, which I discover in each exit. The Cenote Pool Uinic I was not in my plans because of ignorance, there is hardly any information on the internet. When I was in Homun I arrived too early at cenote Tza Ujun Kat, and this put it in my cenotera palaestra: waiting to be opened I decided to go to the Uinic Pool, which ended up being a pleasant surprise on the way.

Cenote Pool Uinic

The entrance is opposite the cenote Tza Ujun Kat, where some Homun guides meet. It is not necessary to enter with guidance Uinic Pool, follow the path that goes to the side of the herbal shop, takes you to the entrance of the cenote. In the facilities there is a worker who charges the 20 access weights and turns on the lights.

The tourist cenotes of Homún are those that have adequate access to enter the water, there are many cenotes of the non-tourist in the zone. The boom of Homún due to its good performance in the visits to these cenotes, has obtained that many cenote owners are adapting them. The Cenote Pool Uinic is one of the recent ones, it was opened in 2016 to tourism.

Access to Cenote Pool Uinic It is down some concrete stairs through an opening that leads to the earthy soil of the cave, where a beautiful poplar is born. This is one of the trees (you kill) more usual in the vicinity of the cenotes. This beautiful anteroom surprises the visitor, without having come to see the crystalline waters of the Uinic Pool

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Old entrance staircase, currently is perfectly conditioned

The stairs reach the mirror of crystal clear water, fresh water that looks like a natural pool of how beautiful it looks. Artificial light helps the Cenote Pool Uinic is perfectly lit, something that helps you to bathe quietly.


El Cenote Pool Uinic It does not have changing rooms and toilets to date, but it sure is something that they end up doing. Although the Pool Uinic does not live in the shadow of its cenotes neighbors Tza Ujun Kat y Saint Rose, but the strength of its natural beauty makes it impressive for those who visit it. With the infallible method of Word of mouth This small cenote is becoming popular, the roads are made by all.

Cenote Pool Uinic, cenotes

LOCATION: Cenote Pool Uinic is located in Tza Ujun Kat. Entering from Mérida, after the Town Hall services unit, at the El Cenote Restaurant, turn right and travel 50 meters. It is well indicated. Homún is at 50 km east of Mérida. If you go from Mérida take the 59 street to the peripheral of the city, follow the sign for the road to Chichén Itzá, after 5 km there is a detour to Acanceh. Arrives at the village of Acanceh, then crosses Cuzamá and 5 km is Homún.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? You can go in trucks (buses) second class or collective (vans) that cross the 180 highway leaving Mérida, Valladolid or Piste. Bus leaves from the Northeastern terminal of Mérida, 67 x 52 and 50; 7: 45, 9: 15, 10: 45, 12: 30 and 14: 30 schedules; It costs 23 pesos. Another option is to go by bus, leave when they are filled in front of the same terminal, on 67 street and charge 25 pesos. They take between 1 hour and a little more the big bus. From Piste or Valladolid also arrive collectives.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: from 10 to 17 daily. There are no services at the entrance.
PRICE: 20 mxn (Mexican pesos).
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothes, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (use it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect you from insect bites, some water always goes well. The swimsuit and a towel or pareo to dry after the bath. 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 POOL UINIC: It is a cenote of closed type inside grotto, where you go down stairs well conditioned concrete.

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