The X'Weech cenote opened in 2019, and has become one of the tourist attractions in Sucilá. An area where to live a Yucatan with a cowboy atmosphere.
The small Yucatecan town of Sucilá is 24 kilometers from Tizimín, a crossroads that takes you to various paths to discover a very authentic and local Yucatan. This is a ranch area, here pure cowboy lives. The landscapes of the area are shaped like crops.
Tourism is arriving in a dropper to the Tizimín area, the environment you will live in is very local.
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How to get to the X'Weech cenote
Near the pretty town of Sucilá the X'Weech cenote opened. You get to the entrance by turning on Calle 13 in Sucilá. It is indicated with a canvas, it looks good. Just follow the road for about 5 kilometers until you reach the entrance to the cenote, which is also well indicated.
Services offered by the X'Weech cenote
As I mentioned, many tourist attractions in this area have a totally local atmosphere. It is an interesting way to get to know the places more authentically. Visiting these cenotes we promote community tourism, reaching our money to families who work their land. This cenote is located inside a ranch, so they took advantage to make way for the crystal clear waters.
Cenote X'Weech is a Yucatecan Mayan word that means armadillo, the animal with a prehistoric shell that lives in the area. To enter the cenote you go down comfortable stairs that take you to a small tunnel through which you walk a few meters to the stone platform. From here you have access by a wooden staircase to the cenote water. A crystalline fresh water, habitat for catfish, the black fish that we usually see in the cenotes.
The cenote space is local and rustic atmosphere, with palapas that offer shade to eat and drink. They go horseback riding, one of the distractions for children at X'Weech. There are bathrooms and showers, and the owner gives the service with sympathy and desire. On weekends they provide food service, with family prices.
What else to do in the Sucilá and Tizimín area?
VISIT THE TOWN OF SUCILÁ: The church of Sucilá is worth a stop, it is rebuilt and very beautiful. If you pass Sucilá early, enter the wine-colored building that I leave you in the photo, they make excellent breakfasts. They open from 6 in the morning until breakfasts are finished, from 10:30 onwards.
CENOTE ACANCUN BLUE: Another attractive cenote in the area is, on the road to Panabá. If you follow the road you will find the entrance well signposted.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL ZONE OF KULUBÁ: the most notorious vestiges of ancient Maya in the area, plus Ek Balam further south. An area that we love, because they have very beautiful buildings, it is large and there is never anyone.
VISIT TIZIMÍN: The city of the Three Kings is where the Kings Fair is held, the most famous in Yucatan. In the town you can visit the temple where they worship the Kings, the catacombs and the city museum. You're in the denim area.
Here I leave you a map with what we call the eastern tourist corridor, with tourist spots that you can browse.
Hopefully you enjoy the area, we will discover places and write them on the map. You already know that if you have doubts you write us in comments and we try to support you.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?You can go on collective (vans) that leave Tizimin square to Sucilá. In Sucilá you must take a motorcycle taxi to the cenote, since it is 5 kilometers from the town.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES:from 9 to 18 daily. There are services at the entrance to the bathrooms, restaurant, showers and vests.
PRICE: adult admission 60 pesos, children 50 pesos (from 8 years pay as an adult). They make an all-inclusive plan with food that costs 200 pesos (2 drinks and 1 meal) and 130 pesos for children (1 drink and 1 meal). The price includes horseback riding and a snack. From Friday to Monday and during the holiday period, when more people go to the cenote.
WHAT TO BRING TO TOURIST CENOTES? Swimsuit and towel or pareo to dry after bath. A change of clothes to change, hat, insect repellent (use it after bathing if you stay in the area and there are insects). Do not forget the mask or visor (in many cenotes they rent, but that way you save it). You can access most of the tourist cenotes with flip flops, the closed shoe always gives you greater protection, it is my choice almost always. Booties or water shoes are not necessary to access the cenotes. Bring water, the heat squeezes a lot and you need constant hydration.
THE LAW OF THE GOOD CENOTER: To avoid contaminating the delicate water of the cenotes, do not use body creams, protectors, or repellents before entering them. Go through the shower before entering the cenote. Do not hang on the roots of the trees, touch the stalactites, or do any other idiocy that damages the place. If we learn to appreciate the natural environment the better we will treat it ..
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