Cenote Che en Yuc

How to visit the spectacular Cenote Che en Yuc, Homun, Yucatan

Cenote Che en Yuc is one of the many cenotes that you can visit in Homún that is lesser known than the others, yet.

It is extremely beautiful and away from the usual route where the local taxis take you on their cenote tours. (more about it later). So we recommend you absolutely visit this cenote before too many people read this page and find out. 😜

If you are not familiar with Homun, you should know that it’s one of the towns in Yucatan surrounded by the most spectacular cenotes. It is in fact located on the so-called Cenote Ring, or Anillo de los Cenotes.

In fact, in this quiet town, you can visit so many spectacular cenotes to keep you busy for a week.

At the end of this post, we will also give you some hotel recommendations if you are passionate about this area and want to spend more days here. We did it many times and it’s totally worth it.

Cenote Che en yuc, Homun

How to get to Homun by Car 

To reach the Homún cenotes from Mérida, by car, take Calle 59 to get to the outskirts of the city and follow the signs for Chichén Itzá. After about 5 kilometers, there will be a turnoff to Acanceh. From Acanceh, continue towards Cuzamá and then Homún.

While traveling along the road to Homún, it’s common to encounter locals who offer motorcycle taxi tours of the area. However, they may be a bit persistent in trying to get you to stop.

It’s possible to explore the Homún cenotes on your own, or you can opt to take a motorcycle taxi tour in town. See below about the Taxi option.

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How to get to Homun by Local Bus 

From Mérida the bus leaves (medium van) from the colonial Centro (calle 52 x 65 y 67). Mini-vans from Mérida to Homún start running from 6 in the morning, and the last departure is at 5:30 pm.

From Homún to Mérida, the first departure is at 5:30 in the morning and the last between 5 and 6 in the afternoon. The price is 34 pesos per person.

The schedules of the buses are approximate as they leave when they are full. It is a very busy route, so it is easy for the bus to fill up quickly.

The ride is approximately 1 hour.

How to get to Che en Yuc by taxi

When you arrive in Homún, you’ll have the option of hiring a motorcycle taxi to take you to the cenotes.

Even though they usually take you to the closest cenotes, other options are available. And if you are reading this blog you know about them all 😄

As experts in the area, we provide you with detailed information on the Homún cenotes, which allows you to visit them on your own if you feel comfortable renting a car. However, if you prefer to use a motorcycle taxi, you can inform the guides of your preferred cenotes based on our descriptions.

It is important to note that prices may slightly increase if the chosen cenote is further away, and you should always agree on the price before departure.

The price for a motorcycle taxi tour of the cenotes is typically around 300 pesos, and you can visit 3 to 5 cenotes depending on the time spent.

For an extended tour that includes more distant cenotes such as Mani ChanCaliskutz, or Che en Yuc, you can negotiate a different price.

Cenote Che en yuc, Homun
Signs on the way to the cenote

Cenotes that you find on the same road that cenote Cenote Che en Yuc

  1. Cenote San Isidro
  2. Cenote 3 Oches
  3. Cenote Yaxbacaltun

Each of them is different and surprising. We talk about all of them so you can decide which one to go to. It’s our mission helping you enjoy this land and the magical world of cenotes.

What are the cenotes?

A cenote is a freshwater sinkhole formed by the collapsing of limestone soil, the type of stone that the Yucatan Peninsula is mainly made of. The cenotes allow us access to the water table. These holes are produced naturally by the collapse of the roof.

Sacred to the Mayan civilization they are now some of the main tourist attractions in the Yucatan Peninsula. Read more about the Mexico cenotes.

Things to know about Cenote Che en Yuc 

The Cenote Che en Yuc is a closed cenote that you reach by a wooden staircase watched over by a giant Almond tree, to make the typical Cenote entrance postcard.

When we visited this cenote we had a nice chat with the local guardian, who is taking care of the cenote and keeping it clean. He’s very passionate about looking after this natural treasure and preserving it.

Also, we met the first divers of this cenote. The guy told us that nobody has dived in that cenote before that family. We were excited for them.

Cenote Che en Yuc is a closed cenote. You enter through a set of steep wooden stairs and you are in a different world, surrounded by rock formations and silence.

There are some blue lights that make the atmosphere even more magical. The things that made our experience in this cenote even more magical is that we were by ourselves all the time so after we took our usual pictures we enjoy some swimming.

Cenote Che en Yuc

Cenote Che en Yuc Map

Things to do in the Cenote Che en Yuc

  • Swim and chill – you can just enjoy the cool waters and the cave
  • Take pictures
  • Dive – apparently there is an incredible cave system below the surface that we couldn’t see from outside the water. Remember you need to go with a certified instructor to dive in a cenote.

Practical information 

Cenote Che en Yuc Facilities

  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Life jackets are included in the price, they are mandatory

Cenote Che en Yuc Entrance fee – 

50 pesos for each person (3 USD approx)

Cenote Che en Yuc Opening Hours 

Open every day from 10 to 17 

Cenote CHe en yuc, Homun

How to visit Cenote Che en Yuc and respect the environment 

We would like the cenote (and nature in general) to stay as beautiful as it is. The good part is that it’s not that difficult. We have put together some simple rules to follow in order to inflict as little damage as possible to the environment. 

💙 Always take a shower before entering in a cenote (available at the entrance) 

💙 Don’t trash

💙 Don’t be loud

💙 Don’t use any kinds of cream spray or protectors on your skin as it would contaminate the environment (even the so called – eco friendly) 

💙 Don’t hang on to the stalactites or stalagmites or any roots 

💙 Just don’t do any foolishness that can damage the environment 

If we appreciate the environment we will learn to respect it. 

What to bring to Cenote Che en Yuc

  • Swimsuit
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel to dry off
  • Mosquito repellent to wear after you come out of the water as there are many mosquitos around

What we like about Cenote Che en Yuc

🪨 The extraordinary rock formations

🤎 The fact that it’s in a cave

💧 The clear water

🐠 The small fishes swimming around

👀 The fact that it’s still little known

What we don’t like about Cenote Che en Yuc

We cannot think of any at the moment.

Tips to photograph the Cenote Che en Yuc

A wide-angle lens like the ones we use, 14 and 16 mm, is optimal thanks to its wide field of vision, which favors showing the entire space of the cenote. Obviously, a tripod is absolutely necessary.

Cenote Che en yuc, Homun

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Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐5/5

What to visit near Cenote Che en Yuc

  • Ruins Acanceh 24 km/15 miles 40 minutes by car
  • Ruins Mayapan 46 km/28.5 miles 1 hour by car
  • All the Homun Cenotes 😁

Where to stay near Cenote Che en Yuc

The closest town to the cenotes where to stay is Homun. This small village has grown a lot over the years and you can now find many different kinds of stays from the simplest local hotel to more sophisticated luxury places. Here below we will share our hotel recommendations.

🏨 Hameki

Great laid-back luxury glamping just outside Homun downtown. Guests also love their pool and deck chairs and the on-site restaurant offering also vegan dishes.

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🏨 Hotel Santa Maria

Simple local hotel for a budget stay. The rooms are not fancy but spacious and clean. They have a pool and an indoor restaurant with local dishes

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🏨 Reset Atemporal

Interesting luxury stay just outside Homun downtown. This new hotel offer luxurious cabañas equipped with thoughtful details.

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