The Tamcach Ha cenote is one of the beautiful cenotes of the Cobá area, a destination with pleasant surprises. The clear and crystalline waters of Tamcach-Ha await you to launch you from 10 meters from one of the wooden platform.

I must confess that it took me more than 9 years to visit the Tamcach Ha cenote and Choo Ha, both very close to Cobá. I have visited the area on numerous occasions and always went to the Multum Ha cenote, or to the San Juan de Dios cenotes. Honestly, I had not seen attractive photos of these cenotes, and laziness settled in my unconscious to know them.

Information of all cenotes in Coba, so you don't miss any

To encourage me to remove the vagrancy I went with Javi, the friend of the blog of Live for Travel, who was in Mexico, and is always willing to go out and meet. A real pleasure to share the road with Javi, we will continue with this traveling curiosity. We went to visit the Tamcach Há cenote and the Choo Há cenote, both very close to each other. Luckily my instinct failed me completely, the cenotero world never ceases to amaze me.


These two cenotes, next to the Cenote Multun-Há, are the ones that offer you to visit in the parking lot of the archaeological zone of Cobá, the great attraction of the place. For me a perfect plan is to enter the archeological zone early to avoid the mass of tourists and the heats, and then go to meet and cool off in some cenotes, or go to all 😉


The Tamcach-Há cenote was the least charming, pure subjectivism, but its 5 and 10 meters platforms are the most attractive for anyone who likes to play nailed (jumps) in the cenotes.

Although the three cenotes are near Cobá, a town that is less than 50 kilometers from Riviera Maya, they are usually cenotes that receive small groups of tourists, take half an hour and then leave, or independent travelers. Independent travelers, as they do not usually go in large groups, I feel less annoying to the environment. I like places where there is not too much mass tourism, and the cenotes of Coba have this plus for me.

Tamcach Ha Cenote, nailed to Cobá 1
Entrance to the cenote, about 17 meters

Having visited the three most popular cenotes in the Coba area, I once again see the extraordinary magic of the cenotes and how different each one is. Something important to say about these three cenotes is that they are properly managed by local communities. One of the basic things that force you to do is go through the showers if you are going to bathe, a simple and fundamental gesture to conserve delicate fresh waters. The Tamcach Ha cenote has a deep, crystalline blue color, where the view gives to travel part of its 27 meters deep.

Tamcach Ha Cenote, nailed to Cobá 2
Tamcach Ha Cenote, nailed to Cobá 3

Javi is a magnificent companion, it was a great day of cenotes and the sea. We ended the day eating on the beach, in one of the most beautiful places on the coast, Soliman Bay. This detour is another story to explain, so you can enjoy the best of the Peninsula.

Tamcach Ha Cenote, nailed to Cobá 4

Cenote Tamcach-Ha, cenotes

LOCATION: The Tamcach-Ha cenote is located near the town of Cobá, on a detour towards San Juan de Dios, and is well signposted.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: open from 8 a.m. to 18 p.m. daily. There are services at the entrance of bathrooms and showers (showers).
PRICE ENTRY:since the beginning of 2019 they charge 100 mxn per person
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Unfortunately, transportation to these cenotes is not fluid. To the town of Cobá Collective transport arrives from Tulum and Valladolid. ADO It has a bus that arrives from Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Until the cenotes you can reach by taxi, they leave the town of Cobá. In bike from Cobá it is a walk of about 6 kilometers.
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.

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Sandra Salvadó Training photographer, traveler by vocation and certified tourism guide by the Government of Mexico. We promote natural wonders and contemporary Mayan culture. Great fan of pre-Hispanic history. Author of the blog and co-founder of The Shortest Path Travel, agency that guides you through alternative paths in Mayan lands. Social and sustainable tourism in the Yucatan Peninsula and Chiapas.
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