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Three Jewels of the Mayan World

These cenotes and caves are examples of subterranean natural beauty with crystal waters you can explore on foot or swimming or diving to enjoy their marine life. Cuzama, famous in the region for its cenotes and the unique way of visiting them, is a favorite for all tourists visiting Yucatan.

The route for visiting these different cenotes is by “trucks”: small carts pulled by horses, which take you along 7 kilometers of paths surrounded by brush, giving the journey a feeling of adventure. Cenotes were used by Mayans as vital resources for survival, but also as sacred spaces and for sacrifices, during which it’s thought that young women dressed in fine clothes and jewelry were thrown into the cenotes to please the gods. The main cenotes in this area are: CHELENTUN (“reclining stone”), CHAK-ZINIK-CHE (“home of the red ant”) and BOLOM-CHOJOL (nine holes of the mouse).


Truck ride and cenote entrance: $250.00 pesos. Trucks have a capacity of four people and give you a half hour at each cenote for a total trip lasting three hours.

How to get there

From Merida take the Merida-Valladolid No.180 highway to the junction with the Acanceh highway. From there take the Acanceh-Peto No.18 highway to the town of the same name, then take the highway to Cuzama to the town of the same name. From there take the highway to Chunkanan where you can take the truck to the cenotes. A total of 45 km.


Open every day from 9 am to 4 pm

Suggestions and Information

Cenote entrance is free and you have a half hour at each one. Wear lightweight clothing, hat, comfortable shoes, sunblock and bring bottled water. Remember, it’s important to respect the area you’re visiting and keep it clean.


Transportation service to the cenotes and an optional restaurant at the entrance.



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