In the known as The Route of the Cenotes that runs along the popular road from Puerto Morelos to Leona Vicario, we find this beautiful open cenote. The Popol Vuh cenote is a good option with lodging.

On the Ruta de los Cenotes we find cenotes of different formations, some managed by powerful tourist companies and others by families who own one on their land. Popol Vuh belongs to the relatives.

See all Puerto Morelos cenotes on the Cenotes Route


Services of the Popol Vuh cenote

The Cenote Popol Vuh is an open cenote that is in the home of a private individual. It has conditioned the cenote and the place with services, changing rooms, showers (showers) and a palapa to eat where you can make your own barbecue. If you don't bring food, they prepare fresh fish.

An excellent place to come to spend the day and enjoy this natural pool. And if you want to sleep and wake up in the quiet jungle, it has a guest house.

Open cenotes such as Popol Vuh, lose spectacularly to my liking compared to semi-open cave ones. But in the same way it is an enjoyment of the environment and the play of light and shadow. They are great natural recreational spaces.

It is very popular among locals to spend the day at a cenote, and the Cenote Popol Vuh offers all the facilities in services. Even the traditional zip line or zip line that we usually see in most open cenotes.

Discover the nights of lunada in the Popol Vuh cenote. Contact them on their website and sign up for a full moon and camping night. An excellent opportunity to connect with nature.


How to get to Cenote Popol Vuh

The Popol Vuh cenote is the furthest from Puerto Morelos on this Route of the Cenotes. It is not one of the busiest: because of the distance and because it is only indicated by a wooden sign on the road. It must be one of the few on the Cenotes Route where tourism from the Riviera Maya does not arrive.

I'll explain my theory about «Follow the wooden sign» in these lands of the Yucatan Peninsula. Most cenotes are well indicated with official posters; Sometimes we pass in front of a small wooden sign. These posters are placed by individuals without many resources. The sign indicates that he thinks he has something good to teach in his field. Local people tend to be shy in the business, so if they put a wooden sign indicating that there is something, follow it. This theory has not failed me: wooden sign that we follow, something good that we see.

Thus we find the Popol Vuh.



PRICE for adults is 100 pesos. Children $ 80 pesos. Quintanarroenses (accredit with: INE, driver's license, passport) 70 adult pesos 50 children.


• Refresh yourself in the cenote from your arrival until we close.
• Unlimited use of the zip line.
• Diving platform.
• Lifejacket.
• Access to the toilets.
• Access to showers
• Parking lot
• Enter food (prepared) and drinks.
• Visit our corchal (closed footwear is recommended).
• Use of palapas, tables and chairs around the cenote.


No pets
Grills are not allowed. (Rent $ 180 and includes a bag of coal)
Listening to music is not allowed. (With headphones only)
To enter to swim it must be with suitable clothes (swimsuit, nylon, polyester or lycra shorts)


Bring your hammock and rope.

And if you read here, I will tell you that we find one of the most surprising expressions of Mayan art I remember in the years lived here. It is not the same that they tell you to discover it with your own eyes.

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The trips are always full of small great anecdotes that extend our backpack of memories. I hope you enjoy the area and also take care of it, do not leave trash and follow the rules of cleanliness in the cenotes. Next we tell you how to do it 🙂

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Cenote Popol Vuh, cenotes

LOCATION: the cenote Popol Vuh It is located at km 33 on the Puerto Morelos-Leona Vicario highway, on the Ruta de los Cenotes.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: 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: The Popol Vuh cenote you can dive and swim.
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: They offer rooms in this cenote. TYPE ROOM AND PRICES: double room (two double beds, for 4 people). Private bathroom, flat screen satellite TV, air conditioning. Coffee maker and kettle in the room. Hammocks in the room and terrace. Price over 1600 pesos. Reserve in Casa Cenote Popol Vuh

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