Cenote and Hacienda Chukum is a beautiful cenote managed by the tour operator Aventuras Mayas, one of the tourist agencies that operates in Riviera Maya.
As you know we are passionate about cenotes and our passion leads us to visit all kinds of these wonders: on private land, community cenotes, natural cenotes or tourist cenotes managed by companies. This time we went to the cenote and Hacienda Chukum, near Yalcobá.
How to get to Chukum Cenote
Yalcobá is a small town that is located 25 minutes from the beautiful Valladolid. The road between Valladolid-Yalcobá-Ek Balam is blessed with cenotes. Not surprisingly, the Xcaret group is one of the largest investors in the area, where it plans to build a mega cenote park. In addition to Mayan Adventures, the Alltournative company also has its own cenote in the area.
Chukum is one of the best Cenotes near Valladolid
Mayan Adventures between Riviera Maya and Valladolid
The Chukum cenote belongs to the tour operator Aventuras Mayas, one of the most important in Riviera Maya. Large tourism companies tend to run cenotes semi-privately for tourism. In the case of the Chukum cenote, it is stopped for its customers, but it is still open to the general public. If you like to visit places with tranquility, go early, as tourists start arriving from 11.30 in the morning.
Our curiosity makes us look everywhere, to think it is essential to know. Despite not being our style, we could enjoy the natural beauty of the Chukum cenote, it is always exciting to see a beautiful place.
As accredited nature guides we like to promote the type of community cenotes, run by local communities. It is in rural tourism that we rely on each other because we see it in a more interesting way.
Cenote Hacienda ChuKum
Hacienda Chukum is a bombastic name that distorts reality, something that also happens with the Hacienda Selva Maya. Do not expect to see a farm on your visit to the Chukum cenote.
A beautiful, comfortable and efficient construction welcomes visitors to the Chukum cenote to its facilities. The entrance and ticket office is in the souvenir shop, then the lockers and in another section the restaurant, where they offer a free buffet. On the way to the cenote you find the showers where it is mandatory to pass, in all the cenotes you must go through the shower before entering. This showering action is very simple and helps us conserve and preserve the delicate fresh waters of the cenotes.
You have to recognize things well done, and Cenote Chukum have made a good adaptation for the comfort of visitors, so I felt it: the effort to maintain the natural environment and the materials used to adapt the cenote to tourism are successful, being far from be an expert
The entrance to the cenote are 150 pesos, with food are 250
In cenote Chukum they have a zip line to recreate you, and the use of vests is mandatory. The photos are going to be of vice here, it is from those places where enjoy natural beauty in a comfortable environment.
Remember that in our cenotes section of the blog you have many options to get to know. I hope you enjoy and take care of these natural treasures on your trip through the Yucatan Peninsula. Neither locals nor visitors should be oblivious to the interest of preserving the environment. Enjoy the good traveling friend.
Cenote Chukum, cenotesLOCATION: the cenote Chukum is located in the municipality of Yalcobá. On the 180 road, free, from Valladolid to Cancun you will see the detour to Yalcobá. Follow the road and you will see the entrance to the cenote-Hacienda Chukum.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: open from 9 a.m. to 17 p.m. daily. There are restaurant services, bathrooms, lockers and showers (showers).
PRICE ENTRY: 150 mxn per person, with buffet lunch 250 pesos.
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? To Yalcobá collective taxi arrives from those who make the Valladolid-Yalcobé route, leaving near the central square: you can ask them to leave you at the entrance. On the way back I recommend you to stay with a taxi driver before, because there is not much fluidity, although passing, the buses do pass.
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothes, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (use it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect you from insect bites, some water always goes well. The 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.
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