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

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.

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THE BEST 14 CENOTES IN VALLADOLID TO VISIT

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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1- CENOTE ZACÍ

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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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 grounds of the old Hacienda San Lorenzo, which offers food service and a pool. In addition to the great Oxman cenote, of course. Entry cost about 90 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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3 and 4- DZITNUP CENOTES: CENOTE XKEKEN AND CENOTE SAMULA

Two impressive cave cenotes at 7 kilometers from Valladolid. Very visited for its beauty and comfort in services, where tourists can find everything from souvenirs, to activities in the area and restaurant. Cenote Xkeken and Samulá charge 90 pesos for each. See both of them, they are very cool. Too bad they are very grounded, they lose their naturalness.

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Cenote Xkeken
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Cenote Samula

5- MAYAN SECRET CENOTE

A jewel of open cenotes with great facilities, restaurant and lodging. One of those places managed with enthusiasm 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.

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Secret Mayan Cenote, Yucatan

6- CENOTE X'CANCHÉ

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.

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7- CENOTE CHUKUM

This cenote is managed 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 printing due to its large diameter. The use of the vest is mandatory in this cenote. One of the very good cenotes in Valladolid.

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Chukum Hacienda Cenote

 8- CENOTE SUYTUN

Another very nice cavity for the photo, but very well established 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, the entrance is 70 pesos, and if you consume in the restaurant the entrance is included. It is ideal to go with the family, the truth is that it is.

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Suytun cenote

 9- CENOTE SAC AUA

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.

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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 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.

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Cenote Popcorn

12- CENOTE XCANAHALTUN

A cool cenote, the Xcanahaltun, just 28 kilometers from Valladolid is this beautiful cenote in the town of Yalcobá. The entrance is 90 pesos, has kayaks for rent. The restaurant sometimes works and sometimes not, on weekends it is easier to operate all services.

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Xcanahaltun Cenote

13- GHOST 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.

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 14- CENOTE CHOJ JA '

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.

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Cenote Choj has valladolid

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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