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Marvel at the Abalá Cenotes

08 september 2017
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Two cenotes that will transport you to a day of adventure, nature and peace, a combination that will forever remain etched in your memory.

Do you have a free day and want to explore Yucatan? Don't miss the route that we have specially prepared for you to enjoy two fantastic cenotes that will leave you in love with the natural beauties of Abalá.

Visiting cenotes is much closer than you think, just 57 km from Mérida taking the road to Uxmal, turn right in front of the Hacienda San Pedro Ochil; You will arrive at Abalá, then at Mucuyché and there the adventure begins. Travel just over 1 km of dirt road to reach one of the most beautiful cenotes in the area: Kankirixché (yellow fruit tree).


Cenote Kankirixché

Along the way you will feel like an explorer surrounded by nature, trees and butterflies accompanying your trip. The experience is worth it, since the cenote is a semi-open blue cenote. It is ideal for swimming and diving; It has a maximum depth of 50 meters, but there are areas where you can cool off without worrying thanks to the stone mounds that allow you to enjoy the water practically standing still. Don't miss the stalactites that continue to form, a sight to stop and enjoy!

There is a place to park, as well as bathrooms and a palapa. For greater safety, the residents rent you life jackets. An access fee of $20 pesos per person is paid. Try to enter with the minimum necessary because the space below is very small and the stairs are quite slippery. No guide required.



Yaal Utsil cenote

The next stop is the Yaal Utsil cenote (which means “good son”). Take the road towards Mucuyché: at the entrance pass the roundabout dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe and in the next section look at a large tree on the left, turn there and park quietly. The cenote managers are very friendly. The fee is $70 pesos per person and you can also rent your vest; The depth of this cenote is more than 50 meters.

The view is spectacular from above, since it is open type with free fall. To get to the reflecting pool you follow a 12-meter wooden staircase, which is very safe. The water is transparent blue, which allows you to appreciate the numerous fish that live there. You can descend with a towel and light belongings, as it has a platform where you can leave them. If you are bold and intrepid, you can dive and live an extremely refreshing experience. Or if you are more cautious, continue moving up the stairs and go down the lowest part. Try to swim to the center of the cenote to appreciate the numerous caves, shelter of the mythical Toh birds that live there with their young. Be respectful of the vegetation and animals... simply enjoy the sounds of nature and you will not notice the passage of time.

Two cenotes that will transport you to a day of adventure, nature and peace, a combination that will forever remain etched in your memory.


Violeta H. Cantarell

Author: Violeta H. Cantarell

“Meridana,” traveler, animal lover, passionate reader, commentator, and enthusiastic promoter of the natural and human beauty of Yucatán.

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