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 carry a route plan, which I ignore at each outing. 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 arena: waiting for it to be opened I decided to go to the Pool Uinic, which ended up being a pleasant surprise along the way.

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The Homún tourist cenotes are those that have adequate access to enter the water, there are many cenotes of the non-tourist in the zone. The Homún boom, due to its good performance in visits to these cenotes, has led many cenote owners to enable them for tourism.

The entrance is in front of the Tza Ujun Kat cenote, where some Homún guides meet. The cenote is on the land of a family that used to use the cenote for their cornfield. They also have a natural products store. Alma Castro has continued the project started by her deceased brother, an enterprising and eager woman.

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You can buy natural products in the store
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El Cenote Pool Uinic is one of the recent ones, it was opened in 2015 to tourism. The cenote is located in the courtyard of a family's house, they have conditioned it themselves and made access. Since they had the idea in 2000 they have been moving forward in their project to make it touristy. When I visited the cenote, a marine ladder came down, one of the straight lines leaning against the wall. Access is now more convenient.

Since 2020 they are opening until 9 at night, for a few more pesos. If the day ticket costs about 50 pesos, if you stay overnight it is 65 pesos

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Access to Cenote Pool Uinic it is down some concrete stairs through an opening that leads to the earthy floor of the cavern, where a beautiful poplar tree grows. This is one of the trees (you kill) more common in the vicinity of the cenotes. This beautiful anteroom surprises the visitor, without having seen the crystal clear waters of the Uinic Pool 

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Old entrance staircase, currently is perfectly conditioned

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

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El cenote Pool Uinic It does not have changing tables and bathroom services to date, but it sure is something that they end up doing. Although El Pool Uinic does not live in the shadow of its neighboring cenotes Tza Ujun Kat and Santa Rosa, 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.

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LOCATION: Cenote Pool Uinic is located in  Tza Ujun Kat. Entering from Mérida, after the City Hall services unit, at El Cenote Restaurant, turn right and travel 50 meters. It is well indicated. Homún is 50 km east of Mérida. If you go from Mérida, take 59th 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. It reaches the town of Acanceh, then crosses Cuzamá and is 5 km away from Homún.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?  You can go in trucks (buses) second class or collective (vans) that travel along Highway 180 leaving Mérida, Valladolid or Piste. Bus leaves from the Northeast terminal of Mérida, street 67 x 52 and 50; hours 7:45, 9:15, 10:45, 12:30 and 14:30; it costs 23 pesos. Another option is to go by bus, they leave when they fill up in front of the same terminal, on Calle 67 and charge 25 pesos. The big bus takes between 1 hour and a little longer. Buses also arrive from Piste or Valladolid.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: from 10 to 17 daily. There are no services at the entrance. They open until 9 a.m. during special hours for a few pesos more.
PRICE: 50 mxn (Mexican pesos).
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. 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.
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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