Cenote XCanché it is a space of wonderful nature. Its proximity to the archaeological site of Ek Balam, makes it a perfect combination to refresh yourself after visiting the ancient Mayan city.

The location of the Cenote XCanché has made it one of the most popular and visited by tourism. Its proximity to the archaeological site of Ek Balam, one of the most notorious in Yucatan, places it on the map of many travelers. Not only its location has merit, its beauty is its most powerful reason. 

In the Ek Balam area there are cenotes to remove the hiccups, around here you have several spaces to enjoy such as Sac aua cenote, Popcorn, Agua Dulce, X-Ca'anajaltun or Hubiku. A great plan is to sleep in the town of Ek Balam and explore the area for a couple of days, a weekend is perfect for a getaway.

No doubt the Cenote X-Canche is one of the best Cenotes in Valladolid


Services in the cenote XCanché

Cenote XCanché receives tourism since 2003, the experience acquired managing its treasure is noted in quality services. In cenote Xcanché they pay special attention to the preservation of the place. The cenote, the services and the surroundings are carefully cared for, the facilities are rustic, as well as impeccable.

El Cenote XCanché It is run by families from the nearby town of Ek Balam, something that has allowed them to live more comfortably than the hard work involved in the field, the milpa. The hammocks and handicrafts they sell are part of their income, just like the restaurant and cabins. The entrance to the cenote is 50 pesos, they also offer you for 100 pesos plus the possibility of traveling the kilometer and a half by tricitaxi or 70 pesos per bicycle.

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Activities in the cenote XCanché

They have packages with different activities such as rappelling and zip line. In X'Canche cenote  They have managed to preserve the natural charm of the place with wooden platforms and stairs, offering the comforts and distractions that part of tourism seeks. An example of administration, congratulations.


Xcanché Cenote Features

El Cenote XCanché it is a true natural beauty. This open-type cenote wakes up every morning with hundreds of swallows flitting in circles seeming to erode the vertical walls. From the top of the cenote to the water there are 17 meters high, the water mirror is 40 meters long by 40 meters wide and the depth is 30 meters.

Its crystalline greenish color is the habitat of numerous catfish, the black fish that live in many of the Yucatan cenotes. If you go in April, the month that most bird toh you will see is the end of the dry season.


No doubt the Xcanché cenote, Whether visits or not to the archaeological site of Ek Balam, it deserves a stop along the way. If you want to avoid the large groups of tourists, arrive first thing in the morning and the cenote will be your private pool. An excellent option is to stay to sleep in their cabins or to camp, the luxury of sleeping in a cenote is a unique opportunity.

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LOCATION: el Cenote XCanché It is located 1,5 from the entrance to the archaeological site of Ek Balam. From Valladolid you should go towards Tizimín, follow the sign for the archaeological zone Ek Balam. Located 186 km from Mérida and 193 km from Cancun.
SCHEDULES AND SERVICES: open from 8 a.m. to 16 p.m. daily. There are services at the entrance of the restaurant, bathrooms, changing rooms and showers (showers). There are cabins to stay.
PRICE ENTRY: 50 mxn per person. 100 tricycles weights person, bicycles to 70 weights. They make packages with different activities, one of the proposals is: bicycles, cenote entrance, abseiling, zip line, swing and vest for 450 pesos. At the entrance they give you the information of their activity packages.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? On 44 street with 37 from Valladolid Collective transport leaves for the Ek Balam archaeological site. Departures are from 8 am to 5 pm and the journey is 35 kms.
ACCOMMODATION: there are ecological cabins where to sleep, for 2 or 3 people for 550 pesos the night. They have a private bathroom. They also offer camping area, at 130 pesos per person.
CONTACT:  official website  Benito Tuz Mukul [email protected] Cel. (045) 985 100 99 15 / (045) 985 108 09 42 Benedicto Can Dzul [email protected] Cell. (45) 985 10 74 774
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.
CHARACTERISTICS OF CENOTE: Cenote XCanché the upper water there cenote 17 meters, the water mirror measures 40 meters long 40 meters wide and the depth is 30 meters. You can dive.

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