In the beautiful colonial city of Valladolid, the Zací cenote springs up as a gift in the center of the city: the heart of Valladolid's water. You will not want to miss this natural corner in your visit to Valladolid.

I do not discover anything new if I say that I am a true lover of Valladolid, a city that over the years I have seen how it was getting pretty, more groomed but without losing an iota of its authentic local atmosphere. Valladolid quietly catches the traveler.

In addition to a cozy atmosphere with pleasant streets to stroll through, beautiful restaurants and cafes, historic buildings, shows and museums, the center of Valladolid has a natural pool: the Zací cenote. A comfortable descent by stone stairs lead to the semi-open vault of a beautiful natural space, the place is a cool one.


Cenote Zací, Valladolid

Being the cenote of the town there are usually people, in addition Valladolid is a stop for many tourists from the Riviera Maya. Sundays is the day that more locals go to the cenote, just like on vacation. 25 pesos are the entrance, go see it because it is a cool place.

The blue-greenish water is not the one that most invites you to bathe compared to other crystalline waters of Yucatan, but it is so tempting to take a bath. Those of us who like to jump or dive there is a platform of about 8 meters from where more than one thinks about it for a while.

What other cenotes in the Valladolid area do you recommend to visit next to the Zací cenote, find out :-)

Cenote Zací, Valladolid, Yucatán

Restaurant in the cenote Zaci

The natural walkway that runs through the cenote along its outline leads you to different panoramas of the cenote, it is nice to walk around and see the different perspectives of the place. A restaurant on the opposite side of the vault offers beautiful views of the Zací cenote. The restaurant offers Yucatecan food, and Valladolid specialties such as its famous sausage.


Legend of Cenote Zaci

Every inhabitant of these lands you ask for a legend and a few are known. It is a land of legends and myths, and most cenotes retain a legend. He cenote Zací treasures legend about the place, a story of impossible love.


Do not miss Zací on your visit to Valladolid, a city where I recommend you spend a few days. You will be entertained in this city of beautiful local and friendly essence, and the surroundings are great.

Thousands of small paradises to enjoy in this area.

Cenote Zací, the heart of water of Valladolid 1

Cenote Zaci, cenotes

LOCATION: the cenote Zací is located near the center of the city, on 36 street, between 39 and 37 in the Santa Ana neighborhood in the city of Valladolid. to 10 minutes walking from the central park.
SCHEDULES AND SERVICES: open from 9 a.m. to 18 p.m. daily. There are food services, craft and souvenir shops, bathrooms and showers (showers).
PRICE ENTRY: 25 mxn per person.
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: Semi-open type cenote, the water mirror measures 35 meters long by 25 wide and a maximum depth of 40 meters.Cenote Zací means white hawk.

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