The cenotes of Dzitnup are one of the great tourist attractions near the beautiful colonial city of Valladolid. We explain how to get to the cenotes.

Once again we are going to visit cenotes, in this case two closed type very close to Valladolid. In the community of Dzitnup, just 7 kilometers from the center of Valladolid, we find the cenotes Xkekén y Samulá 

An excellent option is to rent a bicycle in Valladolid and make a route of beautiful cenotes and haciendas around Valladolid.

The cenotes Xkekén y Samulá They share the same entrance, where the different bathroom services, changing tables, handicraft shops are located, and where they offer you ATV tours to get to know the area.

¿Cenote Xkeken Is it one of the prettiest in the Valladolid area?

The cenotes of Dzitnup, Xkeken and Samulá, in the surroundings of Valladolid 1

Cenote Xkekén of Dzitnup:

The path on the left leads to the cenote Xkekén (pork or pork in Yucatec Maya). It receives this name when being discovered by a farmer who was looking for his pig, who had gone through a hole to the cenote, in search of water to drink. Cenote Xkekén It is a beautiful cenote closed of easy access and illuminated.


Samulá Cenote of Dzitnup:

The path to the right leads to the Samulá, a cenote whose image is one of the best known and most impressive of the Yucatan Peninsula. Cenote Samulá also es closed and easily accessible. This cenote has an upper opening: the best hours to see the light pass in these types of cenotes it is in the solar zenith, varying from 12 to 14 hours during the year.


What else to do in the cenotes of Dzitnup?

Being close to Valladolid and they are very beautiful cenotes, they usually receive many visits. Sunday is the worst day to visit. If you go early in the morning you will be alone. The payment is for cenote, so if you don't know which one to visit, visit both of them and you will be right.

There are several activities in the area such as ATV ridesThey inform you at the entrance. There are local guides and certified nature guides who offer their services at the entrance. Some offer a visit to the town of Dzitnup. Enjoy these beautiful cenotes, better if you follow the advice we gave you to avoid the crowds.

The cenotes of Dzitnup, Xkeken and Samulá, in the surroundings of Valladolid 2

Cenotes of Dzitnup, Xkeken and Samulá, cenotes

LOCATION: that Xkekén and Samulá cenotes they are in the community of Dzitnup, to 7km from Valladolid. 180 Valladolid-Mérida road.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: open from 8 a.m. to 17 p.m. daily. At the entrance they sell drinks and food. There are craft shops and services at the entrance.
PRICE ENTRY: 80 pesos each cenote, visit both 125 pesos. Children 50 mxn both cenotes. Dzitnup residents enter for free.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? The collective They leave from Valladolid (7 mxn), half a block from the ADO (bus transport). They drop you off at the entrance. Taxis also leave (about 50 mxn). You can arrive in bicycle from Valladolid , good route option.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CENOTES: underground caverns, ideal for swimming.
WHAT TO BRING? Swimsuit and towel or pareo to dry after bath. A change of clothes to change, hat, insect repellent (use it after bathing if necessary). 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 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.

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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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