We recommend the best 14 cenotes in Valladolid. This colonial city halfway between Merida and Cancun holds pleasant surprises. Some of the best cenotes in Yucatan are found here.

Valladolid was a city of passage until the traveler has been finding the charm to this discreet, quiet and authentic population. A city that offers all services to the traveler without losing an iota of its authenticity and becoming daily.

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If you like the cenotes this is your entry, let's know the best cenotes to visit in ValladolidStarting with the one that houses the heart of the city, the Zací cenote. The best cenotes in Valladolid less than 60 kilometers

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This beautiful Cenote Zací is semi-open and is located in the center of Valladolid, on 36 street, between the 39 and 37 of the Santa Ana neighborhood, at 10 minutes walking from the central park. The entrance is 25 pesos, popular price that makes it the pimunicipal scina of Valladolid, simply deluxe this cenote.

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An open cenote in the perimeter to 5 kilometers from the center of the city of Valladolid, within the precincts of the old Hacienda San Lorenzo, which offers food and pool service. In addition to the great Oxman cenote, of course. Entrance fee over 70 pesos. 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.

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Two impressive cave cenotes at 7 kilometers from Valladolid. Very visited by its beauty and the comfort in services, where the tourist finds from souvenirs, to activities by the zone and restaurant. Cenote Xkeken and Samulá charge 60 pesos for each one, 90 if you visit both. Go to the two, they are very cool. Too bad they are very grounded, they lose their naturalness.

Complete information of the Dzitnup cenotes: Xkeken cenote and cenote Samula

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Cenote Xkeken
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Cenote Samula


Another jewel of cenote the Ik Kil, in spite of receiving so much tourism, continues falling in love with who goes. It is not one of my favorites to recommend but I understand that It is the most popular and can not miss in this list. It is scarce 2 kilometers from Chichen Itza and 40 from Valladolid, it costs 80 pesos and you have cabins to stay, and then you will enjoy it in solitude.

Full information of cenote Ik kil

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Another preciousness visited by his proximity to the archaeological site of Ek Balam. X'Canché is an open cenoteIf you go early or at the last minute you will be alone. It has all the services, from restaurant, cabins, hammock area, zip line and rappel. You can get there by walking or tricitaxi, they are a little more than one kilometer from the entrance to Ek Balam.

Full information of X'Canche cenote

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This cenote is managed by a private company, Mayan Adventures: they carry 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 printed by its large diameter. The use of the vest is mandatory in this cenote.

Full information of Chukum cenote

Chukum Hacienda Cenote


Another of Very nice cavities for the photo, but very cemented for my taste. Cenote Suytun It has a restaurant, pool and cabins, as well as a camping area. Only 6 kilometers from Valladolid, the entrance fee is 70 pesos, and if you consume in the restaurant the entrance is included. To go as a family is ideal, the truth is.

Full information of Suytun cenote

Suytun cenote


Sac aua is close to Ek Balam, they offer different activities such as rappelling, kayaking 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.

Full information of cenote Sac aua

Cenote Sac Aua


It happens like those of Dzitnup, that there Two cenotes in the same enclosure, in this case within Rancho de Guadalupe: Agua Dulce and Popcorn. For each one you pay 90 pesos, there are other cenotes to see in the enclosure, these two are the main ones. They are an authentic chulada, for me the Agua Dulce is brutal. Both are modified for the convenience of entering them, but in a natural way. They are about 30 kilometers from Valladolid. It offers restaurant service, not daily.

Full information of popcorn and Cenote Agua Azul

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Cenote Popcorn


Chulada de cenote el X'Ca'anajaltun, at 28 scarce kilometers from Valladolid is this beautiful cenote in the town of Yalcobá. The entrance fee is 90 pesos, it has kayaks for rent. The restaurant sometimes works and sometimes not, on weekends it is easier to operate all services.

Full information of Xcanahaltun cenote

Xcanahaltun Cenote


A beautiful little visited cenote, of which it delights many. A spectacular entrance with a collapse of a very cool vault, crystal clear waters and enjoy swimming underground, you are in the magic of the cenotes. There is restaurant service, sometimes open and other closed, so this area works because of little influx of people.

Full information of ghost cenote

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Another must-see cave, the Chooj Ja 'cenote, with entrance to 100 pesos. It offers activities such as abseiling, visit to a beautiful cave and rustic services. Administered by the local community of X'Can, a real treasure on the road. It is located at 60 kilometers from Valladolid, on the way to Cancun.

Full information of Choj Ja 'cenote

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These are our recommendations of the best cenotes in Valladolid. We hope you serve the information to enjoy these lands. Remember that in our blog menu you find in the cenotes section the complete list of the cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Remember not to contaminate the nature spaces and take away the garbage that you generate, we must be educating each other.

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WHAT TO BRING TO TOURIST CENOTES? Swimsuit and towel or pareo to dry after bath. A change of clothes to change, hat, insect repellent (use it after bathing if you stay in the area and there are insects). 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 CENOTER: To avoid contaminating the delicate water of the cenotes do not use body creams, or protectors, or repellents before entering them. Go through the shower before entering the cenote. Do not hang on the roots of the trees, or touch the stalactites, or do any other idiocy that damages the place. If we learn to appreciate the natural environment we will better treat it.

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