Visiting cenotes gives you an exit of nature to magical places, these water wells do not cease to surprise us. Sabacché cenotes can be traveled by bike.

In the Yucatan Peninsula it is increasingly common for small Mayan communities to offer lodging services so that tourists can travel the area in a more local way. They are usually located near interesting points at the tourist level, and of course this includes cenotes.

We recommend 8 Yucatan cenotes you can't miss


Town of Sabacché, Yucatán

The population of Sabacché brings together many points: an old hacienda in the heart of the town, the nearby ancient Mayan city of Mayapán and cenotes near the town. Calcuch and Tanimax are the cenotes of Sabacché that you can visit. From the town there is a cycle path that takes you both, a route of 8 kilometers.

Cenotes Sabacché, Calcuch and Tanimax the 1 cycle path

Sabacché Cenotes: Calcut and Tanamax

To enable cenotes for tourist use, economic resources are normally needed that communities do not have. Here comes the external financial aid to enable community cenotes managed by the local population. The cenote Calcuch is another example of community cenote that we found in Yucatan. In my view, it was a bad decision to make the iron staircase: the fact that it is a difficult material to replace by the community makes the project fail. If they make wood installations, it is much easier for the community to maintain it.


Cenote Calcuch

Calcuch (neck loader in Spanish) has a huge cavity for swimming, with roots entering the underworld in search of water. It is dark due to the poor opening of the cenote, but the water is crystal clear as usual in most cenotes. The best time to see how the rays penetrate the place are the zenithal hours, from 12 to 14 hours.


Cenote Tanamax

Tanamax (chile ash in Spanish) is a cenote that although it is apt to swim, is narrow and not so appetizing. The place is beautiful, and down the stairs to the crystal blue water, you will always get a smile. To both, if you are not a bicycle, you can arrive in comfortable walks from Sabacché.

Entrance Cenote Tanimax

The good thing about these cenotes is that they are not as touristy as others in the area, and it will be for lack of promotion, because in beauty it is not. So take advantage and if you can swim alone in the Calcuch you will make a difficult gift to forget. Of course, before accessing the cenotes ask permission from the aluxes, the stealthy guards of these Mayan lands.

Cenotes Sabacché, Calcuch and Tanimax the 2 cycle path

Cenotes Calcuch and Tanamax, cenotes

LOCATION: The cenotes Calcuch y Tanamax They are located in Sabacché, 65 km from Mérida following the road to Acancech, at the junction of Tecoh, locate the signal to Ochil.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? From the Northeast terminal of Mérida, there is transportation from the 6: 30 every hour to the 9: 30, 11, 13, 14 hrs (1'30 ").
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: from 8 to 17 daily. There are basic and rustic services.
PRICE: 30 pesos
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:  The two semi-open cenotes are suitable for diving and swimming. Tanimax has 75 depth meters and Calcuch 20.
ACCOMMODATION: you find comfortable Mayan cabins run by families from the community in Sabacché

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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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