Cenote Dzonotoch is one of the small local treasures that we can enjoy on the road between Tizimín and Mérida, two of the most important towns in Yucatán. Cooling in fresh water is always a success.

Mérida and Tizimín are perfectly connected by a wide and good road, in about two hours you travel the distance of 167 kilometers that separates them. On this road you have several detours, such as Izamal or Espita, two of the most beautiful towns in Yucatan.

What others Yucatan cenotes are you in the Tizimín-Valladolid area?

There are always interesting detours on the roads, I love following signs that I don't know where they will lead me. On this adventure I was going with my dear friend Unzeta, one of those few people with whom you simply draw, so any stop along the way was a sure success. We were heading towards Izamal when we took the detour following a stone painted white with black letters that indicates "Cenote 700 meters." Curiosity led us to the Dzonotoch cenote, known in Spanish as El Zorro.


Location and services of the Dzonotoch cenote

A wooden walkway leads to a house where they charge and offer food and beverage services. The space where the Dzonotoch cenote It offers tables with palapas, it is a cenote with a local atmosphere where you can live a family Sunday. In addition to allowing you to do something good Mexican like taking the snack, food and drinks in the cooler (fridge), indispensable container in all Mexican homes. If you travel by car, you are likely to carry the cooler in the trunk (trunk) 😉

The Dzonotoch cenote is small, but it is well suited for the visitor

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As always, the cenotes offer a natural space of beauty, pause and observation, and without noticing it you are left with a drawn smile. In addition to enjoying these precious treasures that are the cenotes, doing it with people you love is luxurious.

There we were both swimming, looking at the reflections on the walls, watching the fish pass by and hearing our laughter echo. What else does it take to enjoy?


Another attraction of this cenote is the horseback riding they offer. A small return for 10 pesos for the children to make their day more special. We are in a ranch area, what less than playing at being a cowboy for a day.

I found it a well-prepared place to have a family meal in a natural setting. It is not very big, but the facilities do the job. Oh and allow camping, another point in his favor.

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Per tants moments Unzeta, salut petita 🙂

We continue to look at new cenotes, passion without limit. Remember that in our blog menu you find the complete list of the cenotes that we are visiting so that you can enjoy them.

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Cenote Dzonotoch, cenotes

LOCATION: Cenote Dzonotoch is located on the 129 km Tizimin-Merida highway, to 14 Km of the Sucilá gas station. On the road you see a sign, it is not an official sign, but you see, that indicates the cenote to 700 meters taking the detour. On the detour to San Francisco.
SCHEDULE AND SERVICES: Open from 9 to 18 daily hours. They offer horseback riding, have family palapas, bathrooms, and showers. A good place with a local atmosphere to go with the family. You can also campTheir website in case you want to contact them directly. Phone: 9851151381
PRICE ENTRY: 40 pesos
HOW TO GET IN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION? From Tizimín you can take bus or bus from the Northeast that goes to Mérida and stop on the highway. It is 700 meters from the turnoff cenote. From Mérida leave the Northeast terminal (50 with the 67), or you can take the collective Tizimin direction.
WHAT TO BRING? Light and light clothing, hat, insect repellent, sunscreen (use it after bathing), closed and comfortable shoes to protect you from insect bites. 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.

Good way.

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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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