Homún is one of the towns near Mérida with a good number of tourist cenotes. Cenote Santa Rosa is one of the most comfortable to visit thanks to the facilities that have been built for visitors.

The Yucatan population of Homún is a reference at the tourist level of cenotes. Its dozens of cenotes are the great incentive for visitors. There is a lot to choose from, it is only one moment from Mérida and the population offers good services. The good thing about Homún is that it is for all tastes.

Cenote Santa Rosa has many points in its favor, let's get to know it.



In the cenote Santa Rosa they have built a tourist parador with a comfortable and spacious restaurant, changing rooms and other basic services, a handicraft shopping area and cabins to stay. 

These facilities make some visitors to Homún choose to visit the Santa Rosa cenote, where they find a comfortable space prepared to receive groups. The pool, of course, is your own Santa Rosa cenote. The great thing about staying in these cabins is that you will have the cenote early for you and your family, and this is a luxury as I see it.

Although they open 9 and 10 access to these cenotes, if you stay in them, they always have flexibility towards their clients.

When I visited Homún I didn't go with a lodging reservation, I had an idea of ​​where to sleep, but I like to choose along the way. When I arrived I saw that cabins were rented in the Santa Rosa cenote, and I craved the idea of ​​waking up early and being the only visitor to the place. These are the advantages of sleeping in cenotes that offer cabins like Suytun cenote, Ik kil or camping in Yokdzonot cenote or Yaxcabaltun. We have several possibilities in the Peninsula for cabins in cenotes.

Cenote Santa Rosa, lodging with 1 natural pool
Tourist hostel of the Santa Rosa cenote
Cenote Santa Rosa, lodging with 2 natural pool
Restaurant area


And that I did, visit the Santa Rosa cenote Very early in the most absolute privacy, a vice this of having cenotes for one. It is a cave cenote, with little light, and they have it illuminated in purple colors.

Before traveling to Homún I had seen photos of the cenote, and I was throwing back so much disco light inside, it is not a style that catches my attention, each one their tastes. Those of you who already know me know that I am a very easy soul with the cenotes, and the Santa Rosa captivated me because of the enjoyment I had for more than an hour taking my photos there alone.

Complete guide to Cenotes de Homún



In Santa Rosa cenote You will find 10 cabins where you can sleep, some made in the traditional Mayan style, and the newer ones made of concrete blocks. The treatment received and the friendliness of the workers and watchers (caretakers) of the place was great, and that helps in travel.

The crystalline water, the natural beauty of the formations and the facilities inside and outside the Santa Rosa cenote, make it an ideal place for all visits. In addition to the extensive facilities in the cenote, they manage the El Cenote Restaurant, on the road that crosses Homún. Without a doubt, the owner of the project is a person who wants to improve and please the visitor, something that is appreciated.

Traditional Mayan cottage of the Santa Rosa cenote
Cenote Santa Rosa Cabins


The administration of the place in these years has been developing interesting tourist packages for visitors. We leave you their own information and telephone contact and social networks on Facebook to contact them before going.

There are many ways to visit Homún, you choose how you want to do it.

Cenote Santa Rosa, lodging with 3 natural pool

I wish them the best of luck in their project, and to you traveler who enjoy this wonderful cenote of Homún.

Cenote Santa Rosa, lodging with 4 natural pool

Cenote Santa Rosa, cenotes

LOCATION: Cenote Santa Rosa is located in Homún, in the very town, very close to the TzaUjunKat cenote, surely the most visited. 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. Entering from Mérida, after the Town Hall services unit, turn right and travel 300 meters. It is well indicated, located next to the municipal soccer field.
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 lockers, showers, restaurant, souvenir shops.
PRICE: 30 mxn (Mexican pesos).
ACCOMMODATION: They have 10 ecological cabins. Prices range from 700 mxn to 1,000 mxn per night with the capacity to stay for 4 to 7 people depending on the cabin that is chosen. All have drinking water, fans and hammocks. You can camp too.
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 SANTA ROSA CENOTE: It is closed type inside grotto, with 12 meters of free fall, its water mirror measures 14 meters long by 21 wide and a maximum depth of 5 meters.

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