Cenote Tres Oches is one of the wonderful options in Homún. The population has gained great popularity thanks to its beautiful cenotes. These circumstances make it a very attractive destination near Merida.

Homun has become so popular for its cenotes that many inhabitants have signed up for this fashion conditioning your cenote for visitor comfort. There are all kinds and conditions, knowing what the homun cenotes are is essential to choose which ones to visit. Cenote Tres Oches is one of the smallest, but it has a great charm.

In the town they will offer you motorcycle tours, the guides take pictures to make it easier for you.

Motorcycle tours through the cenotes of Homún: a complete guide for you to choose your best option

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Once you get to Homún you will see how various motorcycle taxis offer to guide you to the cenotes. If you are going to go free, the cenotes are well indicated with signs. From the main street of Homún, calle 19, you see different signs that take you to the cenotes.

The Tres Oches cenote is located on the same detour as the best-known Yaxbacaltun cenote. Cenote tres oches (three eyes) is small, but very charming. You must turn onto Calle 8 and follow a dirt road for about 400 meters.

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There is ample parking and a rustic palapa where you are charged. The cenote is not discernible until you get closer to the entrance, where a ladder helps you descend. When you see it, you want to go down to bathe.

The descent down the stairs to the Tres Oches cenote is somewhat complicated. It is only 6 meters to the crystal clear water. These conditions one must take into account when visiting cenotes, they are basic. To those who do not know how to swim, I do not recommend it because they will not feel safe in this cenote. You can enter with a vest that you rent at the entrance.

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Other cenotes of Homún like the Tza Ujun Kat, the Yaxbacaltun cenote, el Saint Rose or the San Antonio they are suitable for all kinds of physical condition of the visitor. These cenotes have comfortable accesses and services, and low parts of water where you can bathe while standing.

Cenote Tres Oches It is one of those who like it, it has an undeniable charm this small crystalline blue water hole (there are days when the water is not so crystalline, mainly due to the rains).

When you arrive you already want to be down there, it is a little paradise. Despite being a beautiful cenote, it is not one of the most visited for the aforementioned reasons, which increases its charm.

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LOCATION: Cenote Tres Oches is located in Homún, at 50 km east of Mérida. If you go from Mérida take 59 street to the outskirts of the city, follow the road sign for Chichen Itza, after 5 km there is a turnoff for Acanceh. Arrive in the town of Acanceh, then cross Cuzamá and 5 km is Homún. Drive east to 8 Street, here bend and follow a sign to the cenote a dirt road leads you the 500 mts to another indication on the left; 100 meters more and you reach the parking lot of the Tres Oches cenote. In Homún they offer tricitaxi services to go to> visit the cenotes.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?You can go to Homun 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 18 daily. There are no services at the entrance.
PRICE: 30 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.

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