We are going to discover the best cenotes in Valladolid and its surroundings. This colonial city halfway between Mérida and Cancún holds pleasant surprises. Some of the best cenotes in the Yucatan are found in this area.
Valladolid was a city of passage until the traveler has found the charm of this discreet, quiet and authentic town. A city that offers all services to the traveler without losing an iota of its authenticity and becoming daily.
Pure Yucatecan flavor in Valladolid, excellent base to know the area.
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CENOTE MAP IN VALLADOLID
This map shows the cenotes around Valladolid. I know practically all of them, so this complete information on cenotes in Valladolid can be very useful to know which cenotes to visit.
I live in the area and I am passionate about cenotes, I am updating the general information so that we are up to date. Enjoy the area, here you will find some of the most incredible cenotes on the Peninsula.
THE BEST 16 CENOTES IN VALLADOLID TO VISIT
If you like cenotes this is your entry, we are going to know the best cenotes to visit in Valladolid, starting with the heart of the city, the Zací cenote.
These are the recommendations of the best cenotes in Valladolid. I hope the information will help you to enjoy these lands. All these cenotes are located less than 60 kilometers from Valladolid.
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1- CENOTE ZACÍ
The beautiful Zací cenote is located in the center of Valladolid, in the Santa Ana neighborhood, a 10-minute walk from the central park.
This cenote seems like a luxury to me, like the public pool in Valladolid, it's incredible.
COMPLETE INFORMATION Zací cenote
2- CENOTE OXMAN
One of the open cenotes in Valladolid. It is located just 5 kilometers from the center of the city of Valladolid, within the enclosure of the old Hacienda San Lorenzo. They offer food and pool service. In addition to the wonderful Oxman cenote, of course.
It is one of the cenotes that we propose to go by bike from Valladolid so you can enjoy cenotes and the colonial city pedaling.
COMPLETE INFORMATION: Oxman cenote
3 and 4- DZITNUP CENOTES: CENOTE XKEKEN AND CENOTE SAMULA
Two impressive cave cenotes 7 kilometers from Valladolid. Very visited for its beauty and comfort in services, where the tourist finds from souvenirs, to activities in the area and restaurant.
Go to both, they are very cool. Too bad they are very grounded, they lose naturalness.
COMPLETE INFORMATION Cenotes de Dzitnup: cenote Xkeken and cenote Samula
5- MAYAN SECRET CENOTE
A jewel of open cenotes with great facilities, restaurant and lodging. One of those places managed with desire that invite you to recommend it so that nature lovers can enjoy it.
Located on the road from Yalcobá to Xtut, 40 minutes from Valladolid.
COMPLETE INFORMATION cenote Mayan Secret
6- CENOTE X'CANCHÉ
Another beauty much visited for its proximity to the archaeological zone of Ek Balam. X'Canché is an open cenote, if you go early or late you will be alone. It has all the services, from restaurant, cabins, hammock area, zip line and rappelling.
You can get there on foot, by tricitaxi or by car, you must travel a little over a kilometer from the entrance to Ek Balam.
COMPLETE INFORMATION X'Canche cenote
7- CENOTE CHUKUM
This cenote is run by a private company, Aventuras Mayas: they run their own tours but the cenote is open to the general public. The place has been adapted in a great way, it has very good facilities and restaurant service.
The cavity is impressionable due to its large diameter. The use of the vest is mandatory in this cenote. One of the good cenotes in Valladolid.
COMPLETE INFORMATION Chukum cenote
8- CENOTE SUYTUN
Another of the very nice cavities for the photo, but too cemented for my taste. Cenote Suytun is one of the most visited cenotes in Valladolid. It has a restaurant, pool and cabins, as well as a camping area.
Just 6 kilometers from Valladolid. In this cenote, lines are formed to be able to take the photo on the platform. The Suytun cenote is not one of my favorites, I put it on the list because it is very popular.
COMPLETE INFORMATION Suytun cenote
9- CENOTE SAC AUA
Sac aua is close to Ek Balam, they offer different activities such as rappelling, kayak rental and visiting a cave. It is an open cenote with a large sand island in the center.
The cavity is very impressive, a very beautiful place of nature.
COMPLETE INFORMATION cenote Sac aua
10 and 11- CENOTE SWEET WATER AND CENOTE PALOMITAS
It happens like those of Dzitnup, that there Two cenotes in the same enclosure, in this case within the Rancho de Guadalupe: Agua Dulce and Popcorn. They are a real cool, for me Agua Dulce is brutal.
Both are modified for the comfort of entering them, but in a natural way. They are about 30 kilometers from Valladolid. It offers restaurant service.
12- CENOTE XCANAHALTUN
A cool Xcanahaltun cenote, barely 28 kilometers from Valladolid is this beautiful cenote in the town of Yalcobá. It has a restaurant.
The Xcanajaltun cenote is simply impressive. I am a friend of the family that manages the cenote, I adore them.
COMPLETE INFORMATION Xcanahaltun cenote
13- GHOST CENOTE
A beautiful little-visited cenote, one of those that delights many. A spectacular entrance with a very cool vault collapse, crystal clear waters and enjoy swimming underground, you are in the magic of the cenotes.
There is restaurant service, lodging and rest areas.
COMPLETE INFORMATION ghost cenote
14- CENOTE CHOJ JA '
Another must-see cave, the Choj Ja cenote. Managed by the local X'Can community, a true treasure on the trail. It is located 60 kilometers from Valladolid, on the way to Cancun.
Do not miss it.
COMPLETE INFORMATION Choj Ja 'cenote
15- CENOTE XUXHA
Cenote Xux ha is one of the lesser known cenotes near Valladolid. The most visited are Suytun, Oxman, Xkeken, Samula or Selva Maya. Xux Ha is a breath of fresh air.
Ees of cave and a comfortable access of wooden stairs by which you go down 25 meters.
COMPLETE INFORMATION Xux Ha cenote
The most recent cenote to open near Valladolid. Despite not being a cenote for everyone due to the difficulty that some surely see in going down the 18-meter stairs, it is a place that I really liked.
At the moment they are not as popular as others, so if you like tranquility take advantage of this place
FULL INFO Toh cenote
TIPS FOR VISITING CENOTIT IS IN VALLADOLID
- WEAR A VISOR: if you go to the cenotes, wear a mask or a visor, I assure you that it gives you a different and beautiful view of the cenotes. If you have a water lamp I recommend that you take it.
- COMFORTABLE SHOES: access to the cenotes is very varied. It is better to wear closed shoes, if you can get wet better.
- CASH MONEY: most cenotes only accept cash payment.
- INSECT REPELLENT: if you use repellent, use it after bathing. It is very likely that you will not need the repellent at many times of the year.
- GO IN THE SHOWER/SHOWER: a good shower before entering the cenotes is essential to contaminate as little as possible with the chemical products of our body, such as creams, deodorants, soaps, even our sweat.
- RESPECT THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: do not hang from the roots of the trees, do not scratch the walls, do not touch the stalactites or do any other idiocy that damages the place. Pick up all your garbage, do not eat or drink in the cenotes, do not touch or remove flora or fauna. It is a federal crime, it is punishable.
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