The cenotes near Valladolid, far from the tourist routes that go inland from the Riviera Maya coast, such as the Cenote Xla'kaj, are centers where you can enjoy the quiet local atmosphere.

Cenote Xla'kaj (old town) It is located south of the beautiful colonial city of Valladolid, near the town of Xocén. Combining a visit to both places is great, it is a good local immersion tour from Valladolid.

Xla'kaj cenote location

It is well indicated on the road that leaves Valladolid on the way to Xocén. It is an open cenote, as always decorated by the magnificent nature of the Yucatecan jungle. The roots that look for fresh water give us impossible shapes and the reflections again adorn the watery corners.

Cenote Xla'kaj is one of our recommended Valladolid cenotes

Cenote Xla'kaj, Xocén
Cenote Xla'Kaj, Yucatan
cenote Xlakaj, Yucatan
Cenote Xla'Kaj, Yucatan

Cabins and lodging in the Xla'kaj cenote

In many cenotes with a more local atmosphere, outside the most common tourist circuits, the pool area becomes as important as the cenote itself. This happens in cenotes such as Oxman, Suytun or Xla'kaj, where the locals like to bathe in the pool more than in the cenote.. So the pool area and its services usually have more movement than the cenote. I like to take the opportunity to eat a dish and see the local atmosphere that moves between laughter, confidences and gossip. Sundays are when more people visit the local cenotes, during the week it is easy to be alone.

Cenote Xla'Kaj also offers hosting services, in rustic and simple cabins with air conditioning.

Cenote Xla'kaj, Yucatan
Cenote Xla'kaj, Yucatan

In the cenote the bravest are sometimes practicing nailed (jumps) TIt has some jumps of more than 5 meters somewhat vertiginous to pass close to the rock.

cenote Xlakaj, Yucatan

In Cenote Xla'kaj you can enjoy one of the most authentic spa of nature. The amount of daring fish that inhabit the crystalline waters take pains to groom you. How enjoyed these little details of the road.

What to see around Cenote Xla'kaj?

From Valladolid to Xocén, people that the Mayans consider the center of the world, you go through the colorful Chichimilá where there is a beautiful temple, and in the nearby village of Tekom another surprise awaits you cenote in the bowels of his square. Ask the Municipal Palace to open the entrance gate, another wonderful detour on the road.

Chichimilá, Yucatán
Chichimilá, Yucatán
Cenote K'om Ha, Tekom, Yucatan
Cenote K'om Ha, Tekom, Yucatan

Xocén is considered as the center of the universe in the Mayan world, here you will find incredible surprises. It is highly recommended visit Xocén to know the nature and Mayan customs in authentic populations. Cenote Xla'kaj It's a wonderful excuse to enter the most authentic of the Yucatan fields.

Cenote Xla'kaj, a place with a local atmosphere between Valladolid and Xocén 1

Cenote Xla'kaj, cenotes

LOCATION: Cenote Xla'kaj is located 14 kilometers from Valladolid, on the D 295 highway, at kilometer 2 of the Chimimilá-Xocén highway.

SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: open from 8 a.m. to 17 p.m. daily. There are services at the entrance of the restaurant, bathrooms and showers (showers).

PRICE ENTRY: 25 mxn per person.

HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? Public transport arrives from Valladolid (30 minutos) or you can go by taxi. The entrance to the cenote is a few meters from the road.

LODGING: they have rental service cabins, with a double bed, private bathroom and air conditioning. Price per night 500 pesos, and 250 pesos the rent of a day.

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 CENOTEcenote Xla'kaj it is open, with a diameter of about 25 meters. 50 meters deep in cavern.

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