CEnote Yaal Utzil It is one of the privileged cenotes with crystalline blue waters that they catch. For us, one of the most beautiful cenotes in Yucatan, a luxury of nature.

The Yaal Utzil cenote is located in the town of Mucuyché, south of Mérida, one of the towns that treasure the most beautiful cenotes in Yucatán. Among all the cenotes, only a few privileged ones treasure the intense crystalline blue that it catches without barriers. Cenote Yaal Utzil is one of the privileged ones.

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From Mérida you travel 1 hour and a little more by car, it is 60 kilometers to the south. You locate the Yaal Utzil cenote in Google Maps, so the most comfortable thing is that Saint Google I took you. If you go by public transport and we explain where the transport departs from in Mérida.

Mucuyché is a very small town, you cannot miss the cenote once you arrive. It is indicated. And if you can't find it, go to the premises and ask.

  • BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: take the bus to Abala. It leaves from Calle 67, between 50 and 52. Once in Abalá, if it does not continue towards Mucuyché, take a motorcycle taxi or van that passes by there.


Cenote Yaal Utzil is a beautiful open cenote where the roots of the trees come down to drink water. The view from the water is wonderful, to entertain you for hours.

A 12 meter long stairs lead you to the refreshing crystal clear water, a pleasure to bathe here. According to the data sheet for the Yaal Utzil cenote in Seduma, the water mirror «measures 25 meters long by 39 meters wide and has a maximum depth of 49 meters. Some vessels and feline bones (possibly jaguar) have been found inside. »

Near the stairs is the rope where you can hold on if you can't swim, something usual among the local population. The most intrepid will be able to launch themselves from the platform of about 3 meters into the crystal clear waters.

The most fanciers are launched from the mouth of the cenote, in these Yucatecan lands I have seen great divers, something that I like to observe. There is always something to entertain in the cenotes, sometimes we humans are part of the show.

The best time to visit the Yaal Utzil cenote is in the hours of the zenith of the sun, when the rays fall vertically on the water.

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To date, they do not offer services in the cenote. The administrators are in the process of building a palapa restaurant with the support of the Mayab road. Cenote Yaal Utzil is one of the cenotes that you can enjoy during the 111 km journey that passes through different communities in Yucatan.

The owners of the house near the cenote welcome you and allow you to park on their land, in exchange for a few pesos of thanks. They offer basic services, food and drinks. An opportunity to share moments with the neighbors of this land. Good food made with love.

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Rosa and her grandson, neighbors of the Yaal Utzil cenote where they offer meals
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If you want to know more cenotes we have the CENOTES section in the blog, where you will find many others to visit on your way through Mayan lands.

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LOCATION: Cenote Yaal Utsil is located in Mucuyché. From Mérida take highway 261 towards Muna, until Mucuyché it is about 50 kilometers to the south. You must take the detour to Abalá. From here you should go to Mucuyché about 7 kilometers more
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: from 8 to 5 in the afternoon daily. There are no services, the neighbors of the cenote offer food, drinks and bathrooms at home.
PRICE ENTRY:Entry of 60 pesos per person, give a vest.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION?  There is transportation to Abalá from Mérida. Among small municipalities there are always mototaxi to move.
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.
WHAT ELSE IN THE AREA? Close to Mucuyché are the Kankirixche and Chihuo Hol cenotes.

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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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